Spicy Olive-Open for Business May, 12, 2020

The Spicy Olive will be opening back up to customers on May 12th but strictly following Gov. De Wine’s orders to keep our employees and customers safe.

Here are the protocols that The Spicy Olive will follow:

We will check employees’ temperatures everyday, employees will wear face masks when waiting on customers, we will have face masks available for customer use. Employees will frequently wash hands and use gloves where possible.

The Spicy Olive will sanitize the store frequently, especially after customer transactions, wiping down credit card machine and pens with disinfecting wipes.

The Spicy Olive will limit the number of people in the stores at 1 time- no more than 5 people at a time and we ask that customers social distance while in the stores.

The Spicy Olive can no longer offer bottle refills, product returns or allow customers to sample from fustis, due to recommendations from our local health departments. If a customer would like to taste a product before purchasing, the sales associate would be happy to provide a sample.

We are happy to continue to provide curbside pick up at all 3 stores, call in your order and pay over phone or use our online store and pick up at the store most convenient for you. We are also happy to schedule appointment times in the mornings after opening for elderly customers or customers with health concerns, so that you can be in the store without other customers.

New hours:

West Chester (513)-847-4397: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday noon-4pm

Hyde Park (513)-376-9061: Monday – closed

Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm

Sunday 11am-3pm

Austin Landing (937)-247-5969: Monday- closed

Tuesday- Saturday 11am-6pm


Our new virtual wine tastings are a wonderful way to enjoy new wines and socialize while still social distancing. Call the West Chester store for more details and to find out what we are tasting. For the time being, we will not be offering cooking classes until the social distancing guidelines have been relaxed.

We are all in this together, let’s stay strong and healthy together! We can’t wait to welcome customers back into the stores!



Virtual Wine Tasting April 25, 2020 5:30pm-Iconic Wines!

  Great feedback from our first Spicy Olive Virtual Tasting has us thankful and ready to present another! On Saturday, April 25th at 5:30 Birk O’Halloran, Co-Owner and Winemaker of Iconic Wine, will taste through four of his wines with us from his home in California. We have chosen a white, a Rosé, and two reds for you to pick up at Spicy Olive prior to our second Virtual Wine Tasting; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. At 5:30 you can sign in to Zoom to join Birk, Chris, Melanie, and anyone else participating as we taste through the four wines on a live web conference. The information for the Zoom Meeting ID and Password are from Chris. Please respond to this email, call The Spicy Olive (513.847.4397), or Chris (513.560.7007) and let us know you want to get the wines and join in the fun.
Pricing for Secret Identity Rosé is $14.99, the Sidekick Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet are $16.99 each. You do NOT have to buy all of the wines to participate. Remember, we are able to discount purchases of 6 or more bottles by 10%. The Rosé will not be available until Wednesday, you may want to wait until then to order your wines for pick up or delivery until then.
Please remember to maintain social distancing and not gather with those you are not usually around for this event.

Update Delivery, Shipping and Curbside Pickup. As of March 24, 2020

Dear Customers,

We feel it is in the best interest of our community, customers and employees to shift business to online, phone or Facebook ordering with curbside pick up, shipping or delivery. Maybe if we stay home at this time, we can impact the spread of the virus and be able to return to normal soon.

Customers can use our online store, Facebook messaging or leave a message at the West Chester store to place orders (513-847-4397).

Our wine and craft beer sales are available by phone, please call the West Chester location or email for our selections. We will deliver a case or more of wine.

Curbside pick up is available Friday and Saturday: Noon to 5pm.

Delivery: Limited delivery area available. Minimum order $30 with a $5 delivery fee.

Shipping: Free shipping with orders over $50.

A Great ‘Medicine’ For Coronavirus Is Olive Oil


Right now people are trying to do what they can to protect themselves from the Corona virus. We are all taking steps like frequent hand washing, social distancing, staying at home, taking Vitamin D as well as loading up on Vitamin C, exercise and healthy eating. Don’t over look olive oil, it has many healthful benefits:

We are constantly evolving, as are viruses. Unfortunately, coronavirus is one such example and
can cause different severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and
more. Covid-19 has never been detected in humans and therefore, given the lack of prior
immune response, it is now one of the most dangerous viruses spreading all over the world.
Coronavirus is zoonotic (can be transmitted between people and other animals). Given this, it
remains important to maintain ‘social distancing’ from other people (especially, but not limited to
those with symptoms such as sneezing and coughing). In this manner, we hope to slow down the
pace of the virus spreading to the more vulnerable among us.

In addition, we want to remind you of another ‘preventative’ measure – Olive Oil!
Olive Oil Is Another Tool for Fighting the Coronavirus
You might be surprised to know that Olive Oil may help protect you against this nasty virus.
Here’s some reasons why:
Rich In Monounsaturated Fats: Olive oil is naturally extracted from the fruit of the
olive tree and consists of saturated fats (14%), polyunsaturated fats (11% – such as
omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids) and monounsaturated fats (73% – such as oleic acid).
Research has shown that oleic acid can boost our immunity and improve our antiinflammatory
capacities, hopefully helping us to reduce many symptoms of coronavirus
(such as cough, fever, aching).
Consist Of High Amount Of Antioxidants: Olive Oil is a rich source of antioxidants, as
well as vitamins E and K.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Co-morbid diseases (such as obesity, diabetes,
hypertension) pre-dispose to a more serious infection by the coronavirus. Oleocanthal (a
phenol found in olive oil) has been reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties
(similar effects as with ibuprofen).
• Finally, remember we will get through this. Although we recommend olive oil for the
short term effect, don’t forget consumption of olive oil is also associated with a reduction
in inflammatory biomarkers and molecules implicated in atherosclerosis (‘hardening of
the arteries, as in coronary artery heart disease) and possibly diabetes, Alzheimer’s and
other inflammatory diseases. …and, it’s TASTY!!

Weekly Wine Tastings at The Spicy Olive are cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions

Due to the social distancing orders from Gov. Mike DeWine, we have decided that it is best for our customers and our employees that we do not hold weekly wine tastings for the time being. We will miss seeing all of you! Our wine shop is open and we will be there to help you with wine selections. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these trying times.

New Hours due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Due to the COVID-19 Virus Precautions in place in The State of Ohio, The Spicy Olive (West Chester, Hyde Park and Austin Landing) is changing our hours of operation.

We will be open Monday-Friday noon-6pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday noon-4pm.

We hope to see you in the stores soon. Remember you can use our online store to arrange for shipping and or quick in store pick up or you are welcome to call and we can take your order over the phone and have ready for pick up!

A note to our customers concerning COVID- 19 & The Spicy Olive

In light of the recent outbreak  of COVID-19, we are continuing to closely follow our local health agencies for guidance and updates
We have upgraded our already high cleaning and sanitizing standards and procedures in the interest of our customer and employee health and safety. Counters and containers are wiped down several times daily with bleach solution and/or disinfecting wipes. Hand washing sinks are available for customers and employees on the sales floor.
Our products are safe for consumption as bacteria cannot grow in the olive oil or balsamic vinegars as they do not breed microbiological organisms.
If you need product but aren’t able to come in, we can ship to you. You can order directly from our website here: https://www.thespicyolive.com/shop/
Additionally, feel free to call any of the stores and we can have your order ready for you for fast pickup.
Thank you! Let’s get though this together!

Special Wine Tasting March 13 and 14, 2020!

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival has been cancelled due to the State of Emergency declared by Mayor John Cranley in response to the threat posed by the Coronavirus.

As a consolation, ,The Spicy Olive will be adding two  Cincinnati International Wine Festival Gold Medal Winners to our wine tasting this weekend in addition to the  four excellent Italian wines we were featuring. We are also starting our wine tasting an hour earlier, 3-7 pm on Friday March 13, 2020

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Gold Medal Winners:

Titus Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Titus Zinfandel, Napa Valley

Wines from Italian winemaker Guerrieri Rizzardi:

Soave Classico, DOP

Bardolini Classico, DOP

Valpolicella Classico DOP

Valpolicell, “Pojega” Classico Superiore

$1-2 per taste


Wine Tasting March 6 & 7 and March 13 & 14, 2020-Classic Italian Wines at The Spicy Olive

We are tasting some Classic Italian wines from renowned  Italian winemaker Guerrieri Rizzardi:

Soave Classico, DOP

Bardolini Classico, DOP

Valpolicella Classico DOP

Valpolicell, “Pojega” Classico Superiore

All are $1 per taste except the “Pojega”-$2 per taste

We look forward to reintroducing  you to these exceptional Italian wines, they have been unavailable in the US for 5 years!

Spicy Olive on Fox 19 Now Morning Show- Maple Pork Tenderloin with Farro, Apples and Arugula

Melanie Cedargren, owner of The Spicy Olive, made a delicious yet simple dinner on the Fox 19 Morning show.

The pork tenderloin medallions are browned in Garlic olive oil for 2-3 minutes per side. A sauce is made by reducing a dry white wine in the pan with the brown bits from the pork. The Spicy Olive’s Vermont Maple balsamic and our Roasted Garlic and Champagne mustard are then added to the sauce.

A side dish of farro, arugula and fresh apples,  coated in the Vermont Maple balsamic and mustard dressing, compliment the pork medallions. This is a quick an easy dish that is suitable for a weekend meal but delicious enough for company on a weekend!

Here is the recipe from our website:https://www.thespicyolive.com/recipe/the-spicy-olives-maple-pork-tenderloin-with-farro-apples-and-arugula/