The Spicy Olive’s 12th Virtual Wine Tasting! Chateau Ste. Michelle Wines

On Saturday, September 26th at 5:30, our twelfth Virtual Wine Tasting will feature wines from Ste Michelle Wine Estates. Tom Kelley, Field Sales Manager for SMWE, will lead us through 4 of his company’s specialized, smaller-production wines. He has more than two decades of experience in the wine business, specializing in Washington State wines, and holds a WSET 1 certificate. He also has a small catering business. I wonder which of the 4 wines will go best with his BBQ? 
You may call ahead for curbside pick up or come in to The Spicy Olive to get the wines prior to the event so you can taste along with Tom; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Tom, Chris, Melanie, and anyone else participating as we taste through the four wines on a live, interactive web conference. A link or Log In and Password for the Zoom Meeting will be sent to those who indicate their interest. Please 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.
 
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%. Please continue to observe current guidelines for Social Distancing.
 
Wines and prices:
 
N.V.  Domaine Ste Michelle, Brut Sparkling, $15.99
2019 Liquid Light, Sauvignon Blanc, 14.99
2017 Cosmic Egg, Cabernet Sauvignon, 17.99
2015 Northstar, Merlot, 42.99

Spicy Olive Virtual Wine Tasting with Andrew Latta-Aug. 8, 2020 5:30pm

Fellow Oenophiles,
 
Andrew Latta, one of the great young talents in Washington wine, will lead us through four of his bottlings on Saturday, August 8th at 5:30. A native of Kentucky, this will be a Virtual Homecoming for Andrew; he first became interested in wine while working in restaurants to help pay for his education at Northern Kentucky University. He moved to Phuket, Thailand to guide the wine program at a five-star resort. Later, he moved to become part of the growing wine scene in Walla Walla, Washington. He was a “cellar rat” at Dunham until Charles Smith hired him in 2006; there he worked as Winemaker for K Vintners, Sixto, CasaSmith, and others. In 2011 he started Latta Wines as a side project and began giving it his full attention in 2014.
 
 
You may call ahead for curbside pick up or come in to The Spicy Olive to get the wines prior to the event so you can taste along with Andrew; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Andrew, Chris, Melanie, and anyone else participating as we taste through the four wines on a live, interactive web conference. A link or Log In and Password for the Zoom Meeting will be sent to those who indicate their interest. Please 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.
 
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%. Please continue to observe current guidelines for Social Distancing.
 
Wines and prices:
 
2019 Kind Stranger, Rose, $17.99
2017 Kind Stranger, Chardonnay, 17.99
2016 Kind Stranger, Cabernet Sauvignon, 18.99
2015 LATTA, Syrah, “Dana Dribble”, Freewater Rocks Vineyard, 51.99

Article in Dayton Daily News about The Spicy Olive

The Dayton Daily News published an article about our new store location in Oakwood!

https://www.dayton.com/news/local/new-specialty-foods-store-gearing-open-oakwood/t3HPpYK3ijndcfkR3jdOfL/

https://www.dayton.com/news/local/new-specialty-foods-store-gearing-open-oakwood/t3HPpYK3ijndcfkR3jdOfL

Spicy Olive Makes Peach Spinach Salad on Living Dayton

Fresh juicy, sweet peaches are one of my favorite things to enjoy in the summer! Here is a delicious salad that is so good you could serve it for dessert! Living Dayton invited me on this week to share this recipe!

The Spicy Olive to Resume In Person Wine Tasting! July 3, 2020

The Spicy Olive will resume in person wine tastings this Friday, July 3, 2020. We ask that customers who wish to join us call the store for a reservation slot, 4-5pm, 5-6pm or 6-7pm (513-847-4397). We are limiting the number of people in the store due to COVID restrictions and to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. We also ask that you social distance while enjoying your wine selections. We have missed our weekly tastings and look forward to welcoming you back!

We will hold in store tastings on the weekends we do not have Virtual Tastings scheduled and ask that you call for reservations, and more information on what we will be tasting.

We will be tasting the wines from our Virtual tasting with Mary Horn this week:

Provence, France- AIX Rose

Marlborough, New Zealand- White Haven Sauvignon Blanc

Columbia, Washington State USA- Christopher Michael Red Blend

Sonoma, California USA- St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

Spicy Olive-Next Virtual Wine Tasting July 11th, 2020 with Charles Bieler!

 
The Spicy Olive’s 7th Virtual Wine Tasting is Saturday, July 11th at 5:30. Globe-trotting winemaker, Charles Bieler, will be leading us through four of his wines made in Aix-en-Provence, Cotes-du-Rhone Villages, Cotes Catalanes, and Yakima Valley.
 
 You may call ahead for curbside pick up or come in to The Spicy Olive to get the wines prior to the event so you can taste along with Charles; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Charles, Chris, Melanie, and anyone else participating as we taste through the four wines on a live, interactive web conference. A link or Log In and Password for the Zoom Meeting will be sent to those who indicate their interest. Please 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.
 
Wines and prices:
 
Charles & Charles Yakima Valley Riesling, 12.99
Bieler Pere & Fils “Sabine” Aix-en-Provence Rose, 13.99
Bieler Pere & Fils “La Jassine” Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge, 13.99
Shatter Cotes Catalanes Grenache, 24.99

Summer Sippers with The Spicy Olive’s balsamic vinegars!

Melanie shared The Spicy Olive’s recipe for delicious and refreshing summer drinks on The Living Dayton Show. Any of our white balsamic vinegars can be used in cocktails. Melanie made a Skinny Pina Colada using our Golden Pineapple white balsamic vinegars with Coconut flavored sparkling water, all the taste of a Pina Colada minus the  the cream, sugar or calories. She also demoed a Sicilian Lemon Sipper using our Sicilian Lemon balsamic, sparkling water and a slice of lemon for garnish. Other options for Summer Sippers include the Spicy Olive’s Key Lime, Cara Cara Orange Vanilla, Grapefruit, Cascadian Raspberry  or  Cranberry Pear balsamic vinegars. Another great idea to try is adding our Honey Ginger white balsamic vinegar to a Moscow Mule! There are endless options for delicious, low calorie, low sugar summer drinks at The Spicy Olive. If you want to make the drink an adult version, simply add vodka or rum.

Virtual Wine Tasting June 27- Wines From 4 Wine Regions with Mary Horn!

Join The Spicy Olive’s next virtual wine tasting to enjoy wines from four different renowned wine regions in the world:

Provence, France- AIX Rose

Marlborough, New Zealand- White Haven Sauvignon Blanc

Columbia, Washington State USA- Christopher Michael Red Blend

Sonoma, California USA- St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon

Mary Horn, Level III Sommelier, Vice President of Fine Wine Sales and Education at Heidelberg Distributors will lead our tasting of these fabulous wines!

Join Chris, Melanie and Mary Horn on Saturday June 27th at 5:30 pm on a Zoom Meeting. Please call the West Chester store to order your wines for the tasting and give us your email so we can send you the credentials  for the Zoom tasting. The cost of the four wines is $77 , pick up wines at the West Chester store or arrange for delivery to your home!

 

Virtual Wine Tasting Sean Minor Winery in California June 13, 2020

Fellow Oenophiles,

The Spicy Olive’s Virtual Wine Tastings are becoming quite a phenomenon. According to Ohio’s largest Wine Distributor, our Daou Vineyards Virtual Tasting with Fred Dame was the most successful event of its kind in Ohio; not just for Daou Vineyards, but for any of the hundreds of wineries they represent. YOU have made this happen with your enthusiastic participation and purchases of the fine wines our presenters own and/or make, or represent. Our next Virtual Wine Tasting is a little more than a week away. On Saturday, June 13th at 5:30, we will be tasting wines from Sean Minor Winery in California. Sean’s Vice President of Sales, Larry Soble, will guide us through Sean’s “Four Bears” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and Nicole Marie Red.

You may call ahead for curbside pick up or come in to The Spicy Olive to get the wines prior to the event so you can taste along with Larry; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Larry, Chris, Melanie, and anyone else participating as we taste through the four wines on a live, interactive web conference. A link or Log In and Password for the Zoom Meeting will be sent to those who indicate their interest. Please 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.

Wines and prices:

“Four Bears” Chardonnay, 12.99
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 19.99
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 19.99
“Nicole Marie” Red, 19.99

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%. Please continue to observe current guidelines for Social Distancing.

Link to Sean Minor’s Website: https://www.seanminorwines.com

A wine line-up sheet is attached to print out and use for note taking.

Please join us on Saturday, June 13th at 5:30.

Thank you,

Chris Hensey
Sommelier CMS
The Spicy Olive

cjhensey@aol.com

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

Sunday-11am-4pm

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!