What makes a wine beautiful?


To The Black Olive all of this is important as we strive to build the best wine list the Mid-Atlantic has ever seen! Follow us as we reach for that goal.

TueDec 14th
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WedDec 1st

Let us help you find wine for your personal wine cellar

As the work on the construction of the new Inn and Market at the Black Olive come to completion, the excitement about our new wine program is growing.  The market will allow customers access to many of our favorite wines, and our wine expert Dimitris Spiliadis can even help you in planning and purchasing the right wine for you to cellar at home.  

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TueSep 7th

Our good friend Paul Hobbs

Today one of the premier winemakers in the world stopped by the Black Olive to show us some of the newest, extraordinary offerings that he has in store for the world.  We were truly blown away.  This week we will feature photos and some words about some of these wines.

(Source: paulhobbsimports.com)

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SunAug 29th

Wine in the Cellar: Part One

A dinner last night in the wine cellar at the Black Olive swept me away in a beautiful freeze of white and then red, appetizers and then as the temperature (perfect for wine) of the cellar got to be too much, back out onto the porch for deserts.  The wine was from a special box that I have kept for some time, and the selections were magnificent.  I will do some research and give you more details as the week unfolds.  The night unfolded with grace and charm.  The Black Olive is a really nice place to go on a date.

Wine always is about two things, the wine, and the company.  Each of these is complex, and unfolds in its special way.  Magic is possible, and conversations are infinite in possibility.

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TueAug 24th

Sangria

As the summer winds down the biggest wine discovery for us recently has been sangria.  We have been serving and drinking it all summer, made from different wines and the freshest organic fruits available.  The results have been magnificent and varied.  The key is good wine and fresh fruit, there is no other real trick to it.  Let your wine and fruit marinate for a couple or more days and you have a refreshing summer wine, perfect with lunch or dinner.

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SunAug 22nd

The Wine Blogger at the Black Olive is Back

After a short break I have returned to write regularly about wine and the Black Olive.  My name is Andreas and my brother, Dimitris, has created the wine cellar and the wine list at our family’s restaurant.  I will be attempting to put into words the vast knowledge and important stance on wine that my brother has used to build the collection thus far.

I have been hired to write for the family as the business moves into its newest phase.  We are on the verge of opening the new Inn at the Black Olive.  This Inn will have a market which will sell wine by the glass, bottle, and case.  The Inn will also have a wine cellar, so that our present wine collection will grow tremendously.  This blog will document the growth of the new business, and will keep you informed in as poetic a fashion possible about the beauty of wine.

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TueApr 6th
Undiscovered in the marvelous wine cellar, the just becoming worthy of opening now, older vintages of the decadent and rare Lail.

Undiscovered in the marvelous wine cellar, the just becoming worthy of opening now, older vintages of the decadent and rare Lail.

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MonApr 5th
Unflippingbelievable.  Lail ‘97.  happy easter.  this is up there with your harlans.

Unflippingbelievable.  Lail ‘97.  happy easter.  this is up there with your harlans.

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FriApr 2nd

Viva Argentina, Great Wine, Great Practices

The delicious Santa Julia Organic white, from the interesting varietal called Torrontes, is another testament to the great wines coming out of Argentina.  But not only is this Mendoza wine delicious, it points to another trend that wine lovers should pay attention to.  Many of the wines coming from Argentina are starting to use environmentally friendly techniques, as well as ethical employment practices.  The social scientist in each of us should realize that this trend is happening and is a good thing.  When the wine is also affordable AND delicious, it is hard to go wrong now, isn’t it?  More links and such to come.

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MonFeb 8th

Valentines Day and Post Snow Restaurant Week Extension

Wine fans:  WE ARE BACK OPEN AND SERVING AN AMAZING SELECTION of wines both new and old, with our great restaurant week menu extended for some delicious deals on some of our best dishes.  The snow took us out for a few days, but we are back up and ready for you to come see us!

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