Italian Wine Tasting at The Spicy Olive

In honor of the arrival of our fresh Northern Hemisphere olive oils, including a delicious Nocellara from Italy, we are featuring wines from Italy for our weekly tastings on Feb. 15 & 22 and 16 & 23 from 4-7pm and Saturday Feb 18 & 24 from 3-6 pm.

Our fresh Nocellara olive oil is a coveted varietal from Sicily! This robust olive oil is pungent and spicy with fleeting bitterness. It also has notes of creamy green almond and artichoke, perfect for those who like their olive oil with a little bite and fruitiness in one!

Four wines from Giorgio Rivetti’s Indigenous Selections were chosen to complement our Olive Oil new arrivals. Bianca Vigna Prosecco from Conegliano Valdobbiadene in the Veneto region offers balanced citrus and bread aromas. Primitivo from Selento at the tip of the “heel of the boot” in Puglia shows a friendly, jammy & juicy palate of black fruit. Back up north, Barbera from Piemonte has up front red & black fruit, mild tannins, and a warm, spicy finish. Last, but certainly not least, is Nero di Troia from Puglia with an intense nose of herbs and orange peel and a warm palate of raspberry, dark dried fruits, and coffee.

Join us the weekends of Feb 15-17 and Feb 22-24 for a delicious taste of Italy!