About Us

We Olive & Wine Bar Shreveport is owned and operated by Kevin & Virginia Calhoun. Learn more about them and their plans to serve Shreveport here.

Kevin and I were born and raised in Shreveport.  We have five children and ten grandchildren.  We have many hobbies, including golfing, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, cooking, entertaining, and traveling.

From the moment we walked into our first We Olive, we knew this would be a great fit for us.  The store and staff was inviting and engaging.  We loved how you were encouraged to try all of the products and the excitement that came from that experience.  We love to cook and trying new recipes.   We both have an outgoing personality and love to make new friends.

 

Being from Louisiana, we like to offer our customers a little lagniappe.  We want each customer to get the ultimate olive oil experience along with warm Southern charm!  They will leave being educated about the products we offer and with a way to stay connected and continue to learn how to use those products to enrich their family’s mealtimes.

Since there aren’t many places that offer what We Olive offers, we are truly excited to offer the cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, and educational events.  We hope this becomes somewhere they will be eager to get on the invite list.  Somewhere they will frequent to try new things.  Somewhere they will look for advice on how to change things up.  Somewhere they can’t wait to see what’s next!

We have oh so many favorites, from the Tuscan, Sonoma Smoked & Jalapeno EVOO to the Pineapple, Peach White & Blood Orange Vinegars!  The Tuscan EVOO we can’t get enough of as a finishing oil for our favorite Italian dishes and robust veggies like asparagus.  The Sonoma Smoked Gold Medal Winning olive oil adds a smokey flavor to unusual suspects like Tuna Steak Salad or Mac n’ Cheese that make your guests asking for the recipe.  We like to drizzle Jalapeno olive oil on top of simple sides dishes like broccoli, black eyed peas, potatoes, and spinach to add just a touch (or quite a bit) of cajun spice.  Long ago we replaced those preservative filled premixed salad dressings for a much fresher tasting healthy option of Pineapple & Peach White Balsamic Vinegars.  Nothing beats a fresh Mediterranean Tuna Salad on a bed of spinach with basal, lemon juice, and lots of Peach White Balsamic Vinegar… except maybe a Fajita Steak Salad with fresh bell peppers, black beans, avocado, and Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar. And the unforgettable product we get to share with our guests as we love to see that intriguing look in their eyes after tasting brownies made with Blood Orange Olive Oil… DELICIOUS!!!

You see, we have too many favorites and they seem to change based on what foods we are exploring at that time.  That is one of the things we love about all of the choices at We Olive. There are enough great quality products.  Why limit ourselves to just one or two favorites.  Why not have lots of favorites!