06. Wine & Cocktails


The Wine Spectator Magazine award winning wine program at Splash is founded on two fundamental principles: 1. To offer high quality wines from around the world at a low mark-up to provide our guest with incredible value. 2. To provide expert care, our two Certified Sommeliers will help create a fun wine experience for you, our guest, while you learn, experience and drink our delicious varieties.

The Deathbed Confession (Iowa Restaurant Association 2014 Cocktail of the Year)

Maraschino Luxardo, Pearl Vodka, Green Chartreuse

Andy Crounse Splash Sommelier

Andy Crounse

General ManagerCourt of Master Sommeliers, 2010 Certified Sommelier

Andy has been a restaurant professional since 2000.  Crounse has a passion for food, wine, and making memories.

Ben Nelson Splash Seafood Bar and Grill

Ben Nelsen

Wine DirectorCourt of Master Sommeliers, 2012 Certified Sommelier

Ben has traveled the wine regions of Europe and California extensively.  Through these travels, Nelsen has become Iowa’s foremost Oenophile.

Rex Shulze - Splash Seafood Des Moines

Rex Schulze

Lead MixologistSWE, Certified Specialist of Spirits 2011

Rex has been crafting cocktails and concoctions since 1989.  Shulze was the Iowa Restaurant Associations mixologist of the year in 2014.