Meet Steve "Steve-O" Muelken

Background

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of Budweiser, I never dreamed loving wine, but now I'm a certified "cork dork!"  I've always been social, and what I love most about wine is how it brings people together.  A bottle of wine is meant to be shared among friends.

By day, I have a career in Finance for an Irvine, CA-based healthcare company, but Vino with Steve-O is a reflection of my true passion: sharing my knowledge of wine with others. 

 

How was Vino with Steve-O started?

A close friend suggested that I hold an educational wine night at his house and a great time was had by all!

What Major Wine Regions Have You Traveled To?

Italy - Montalcino, Montepulciano, Chianti Classico, Barolo

France - Loire Valley, Bordeaux

Spain - Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Penedes

Austria - Wachau Valley

California - Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez

Oregon - Willamette Valley

Wine Credentials

Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) - Level 3

Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) - Level 2

 

Education

MBA, University of Southern California

B.S. Finance, Missouri State University