A Taste for Life is a family-owned company that specializes in gourmet foods imported from Spain. I visited Spain for the first time in 1997 and fell in love with it's warmth, it's traditions and Spain's focus on family. Some years later, my wife and I started importing extra virgin olive oil from Spain and selling it at local farmer's markets around Charlotte and Waxhaw, North Carolina.
The positive response we received encouraged us to expand our imports to include vinegar and then, cheese. It was not long before we realized that the demand for our products had outgrown the seasonality of the farmer's markets. In 2009, we opened our place at the Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, North Carolina that currently serves a wide array of customers seven days a week. One thing to remember about my company is I hand pick all of these world class products. If it is not excellent, we will not sell it. This is why it will take us some time to build up more variety on our website.