Spicy Olive Virtual Tasting Oct.24, 2020 Wines Down Under-On the Barbie!

At 5:30 on Saturday, October 24th, our Virtual Tasting will offer “Australian Wines on the Barbie.” Kelly Voelkel, Director of Market Development for Hudson Wine Brokers, will guide us through 4 of his company’s wines. Hudson specializes in Australian wine and selects just one winery from each of their myriad wine growing regions. Kelly has 10 years of experience in wine education. He began his journey by working with Sommeliers and Winemakers in Nortern California and continued after moving to Texas where he worked in wine bars and bottle shops; as well as, with a wine distributor for a few years before taking his current position.
 
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 Kelly; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Kelly, Chris, Melanie, Nicholas 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 Delinquente, “Screaming Betty”, Vermentino, $21.99
2018 McPherson Wine Company (MWC), Pinot Noir, 15.99
2018 McPherson Wine Company (MWC), Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.99
2018 Kalleske, “Clarry’s”, GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre), 29.99

Spicy Olive Virtual Wine Tasting -Justin Winery Saturday Oct.10, 2020

Master Sommelier, Joseph Spellman will guide us through five of Justin Winery’s bottlings on Saturday, October 10th beginning at 5:30. In 1997 he won the French sommelier Competition in Paris and earned the title “Best Sommelier in the World in French Wines and Spirits.” Joseph has served as Sommelier and wine director for numerous Chicago landmark establishments including Maxim’s, La Tour at Park Hyatt, and Charlie Trotter’s. His wine notes for Trotter’s series of recipe and photography books earned high critical praise.
 
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 Joseph; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Joseph, Chris, Melanie, Nicholas 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%. Note that we are offering Half Bottles of the 2014 Isosceles (Bordeaux-style blend) and Standard bottles of the 2017. We regret that we were not able to obtain both sizes from the same vintage but we did want to offer both sizes to present a more affordable option. Please continue to observe current guidelines for Social Distancing.
 
Wines and prices:
 
2019 Justin, Sauvignon Blanc, $15.99
2018 Landmark, Overlook, Chardonnay, 21.99
2017 Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, 26.99
2014 Justin, Isosceles, 43.99 (Half Bottle, 375ml)
2017 Justin, Isosceles, 84.99 (Standard Bottle, 750ml)

Wine Tastings Oct. 2 and 3, 2020 Chateau Ste. Michelle

We will be tasting the wines from our virtual wine tasting last weekend. Please call the store for a reservation, as we are limiting the number of people in the store at one time.  Time slots- Friday 4-5pm, 5-6pm and 6-7pm. Saturday 3-4pm, 4-5pm and 5-6pm. West Chester phone # 513-847-4397

Wines and 2 ounce pour prices for the wines this weekend:

Domaine Ste Michelle Brut Sparkling, $2
Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc, 1
Cosmic Egg Cabernet Sauvignon, 2
Northstar Merlot, 4

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
Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

The Spicy Olive’s Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

ELDERFLOWER CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
1 bottle Rose Champagne, very cold- The Spicy Olive recommends J Rose availabe at our wine shop!
Angostura bitters (you will need a few dashes per drink)
4 teaspoons of Elderflower White Balsamic
Fresh berries for garnish, optional

Start off by adding a teaspoon to your glass , add a dash of Angostura bitters and fill the glass with champagne. Garnish with fresh berries and enjoy.

Spicy Olive Virtual Wine Tasting-Bordeaux Aug. 22, 2020 5:30pm

 
Dan Greathouse, President of Heidelberg Importing, will lead us through four of his company’s wines on Saturday, August 22nd at 5:30. You may have seen Dan behind his Salmanazar-laden Decanting Cradle at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. He has long-time personal and business relationships with the winemakers and/or owners of each of the wines we will be tasting and will spin stories to edify and entertain. This will also present a great opportunity to learn more about the wine business from the vineyard to the shelf.
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 Dan; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Dan, 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:
 
2018 Nicolas Idiart,  Sancerre, $24.99
2017 Margot’s Mirror, Bordeaux, 16.99
2016 Petite Paveil, Bordeaux 14.99
2016 Chateau Teyssier, Saint Emilion, 29.99
 
 Please join us on Saturday, August 22nd at 5:30 on Zoom.

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

Spicy Olive Virtual Wine Tasting July 25th, 2020 5:30pm with Robert Foley, Winemaker

Robert Foley, who Executive Wine Seminars called “The God of Cabernet,” will lead us through four of his spectacular Napa Valley and California wines on Saturday, July 25th at 5:30. After earning degrees in Viticulture and Enology from U.C. Davis, Robert began making wine in 1977 and was the founding winemaker at Pride Mountain. He also helped create Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, Schoolhouse, and Engle Family. Now focusing on his eponymous winery and Switchback Ridge; he still has his hands in a few offerings from Shelter, Engel Family, and Padis.
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 Robert; we will be able to deliver the wines if you prefer. You can sign in to Zoom to join Robert, 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.
 
These are very special wines and are more expensive than we have previously offered in our Virtual Tastings; we have had requests for some higher end wines like these and the opportunity to have Robert present them was impossible to pass up. They are not in the budget for many of you but remember that you do NOT have to buy all of the wines to participate. You could make them more affordable by finding creative, and safe, ways to split the wines with friends and neighbors. As always, we are able to discount purchases of 6 or more bottles by 10%.
 
Wines and prices:
 
2016 The Griffin, California, $44.99
2016 Charbono, California, 44.99
2014 Merlot, Napa, 64.99
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 109.99

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

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!