2015-9 September

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:05 AM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 3:49 PM ]

   September 2015 Newsletter

Steve’s Gourmet Olives

Delicious Wine-Marinated Olives


Locally owned & operated
Delicious and unique artisanal olives
Spice up a recipe or dress up a cocktail
 Great for entertaining, snacking and gifting
 Sold at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Tampa Bay Markets & online

Issue 1 Volume 10 
Even though the thermometer still reads 90 degrees outside, September marks the official beginning of the fall festival frenzy in Florida. Beginning this month, several new events have been added to the schedule. The Gulfport Market is every Tuesday from 9 - 2 pm. The booth is located outside the Red Hot Tiki on Beach Drive. The Local Evolution Market is a fun & funky market the 2nd Friday of each month from 5 - 9 pm at Darwin Brewing Co. in Bradenton. We are joining the 3rd Friday Music Fest in Safety Harbor from 6 - 10 pm. October brings Octoberfest at Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City, home to Two Henrys Brewing Company. November delivers the 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Hunsader Farms in Bradenton, Zoofari at Lowry Park Zoo & Shopapalooza at Vinoy Park.  December rounds out the year with the Lutz Arts & Crafts Festival. Check out this great schedule of Events.

New Items - Craft Beer Marinated Olives
The core of our business is wine-marinated olives, but amazing beer-marinated olives have been added to the product line recently from local breweries. Currently there are 2 recipes using Two Henrys Brewing Company's " Roasted Jalapeno Blueberry Porter", sold at festivals at Keel & Curley Winery. Now there are test batches running with 3 Daughters flagship brews - St Pete Beach Blond Ale, Rod Bender Red & Bimini Twist IPA.  We are also testing out Cigar City Brewpub's Redner American Amber Ale & Cacique Robust Porter.  More news soon.




With the kids back in school, everyone needs an easy weeknight dinner recipe. This one couldn't be easier because you start with a frozen
eggplant, then make it your own by adding olives, olive brine and cheese on top before baking. No joke, it looks & tastes like homemade.


New Locations
Delivering product into 2 new ABC Fine Wine & Spirits locations this month - just in time for big wine tasting events:

a) ABC Fine Wine & Spirits 1405 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
b) ABC Fine Wine & Spirits 4319 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813

Calendar - Events

There will be complimentary samples & recipes at events. All 4 wine-marinated olive flavors will be for sale, along with select beer-marinated olives, plus several hand-crafted gift items which are wine, martini & Bloody Mary themed.

Thurs, Sept 3rd, 6 - 8 pm, Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 1405 E Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 33511
Sat, Sept 5th, 10 - 2 pm, Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 1908 Bruce B Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Sun, Sept 6th, 10 - 3 pm, Hyde Park Village Fresh Market, 1602 W Snow Ave Tampa, FL 33606
Tues, Sept 8th, 9 - 2 pm, Gulfport Tuesday Market, in front of Red Hot Tiki, 2904 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707
Thurs, Sept 10th, 6 - 8 pm, Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 4319 S Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33813
Fri, Sept 11th, 5 - 9 pm, Local Evolution Market, Darwin Brewing Co, 803 17th Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205
Sat, Sept 12th, 10 - 2 pm, Carrollwood Cultural Center Market, 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa, FL 33618
Tues, Sept 15th, 9 - 2 pm, Gulfport Tuesday Market, Red Hot Tiki , 2904 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707
Sat, Sept 19th, 10 - 2 pm, Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 1908 Bruce B Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Tues, Sept 22nd, 10 - 2 pm, Gulfport Tuesday Market, Red Hot Tiki , 2904 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707
Tues, Sept 29th, 10 - 2 pm, Gulfport Tuesday Market, Red Hot Tiki , 2904 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

Have a great Labor Day weekend, and don't forget olives for the big cookout. Come visit us at the newly added Gulfport Market, Local Evolution at Darwin Brewing or Safety Harbor Music Fest. Stay in touch on social media, and feel free to bring a friend along. It's going to be a fun and festive fall.

Cheers!

Susan & Steve Dodd, owners