Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room

Come Taste the Difference!

 Call us today to place your order!

Tel: 203.779.5331 | 724 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Located in the First Niagra Bank Courtyard

Shipping available

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


WHAT IS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the highest grade for olive oil (the best you can buy). Virgin oil is considered “Extra” when it has less than .8% free oleic acid.

HOW DO YOU STORE OLIVE OIL and HOW LONG DOES IT KEEP?

Olive Oil should be stored in a cool, dark place away from heat and light. If it is kept in a dark glass bottle  (never stored in plastic) you could have it up to 12 months. However, after that it could lose the freshness and taste. The idea is to keep using Olive Oil as fresh as possible so you can maximize health benefits & flavor.

CAN I COOK WITH THE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND THE INFUSED OILS?

Absolutely! We recommend you use olive oil for EVERYTHING! All of the oils we carry are suitable for sautéing, sauces, marinades, a finishing touch on any dish as well as enjoying them with some fantastic crusty bread. 

CAN I REPLACE BUTTER AND MARGARINE WITH OLIVE OIL?

Please do! You can use olive oil for anything you would use butter for including baking. Use the chart below as your guideline for substituting.

BUTTER/MARGARINE OLIVE OIL
1 teaspoon     3/4 teaspoon
1 Tablespoon 2 1/4 teaspoons
2 Tablespoons  1 1/2 Tablespoons
1/4 Cup 3 Tablespoons
1/3 Cup 1/4 Cup
1/2 Cup 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons
2/3 Cup 1/2 Cup
3/4 Cup 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon
1 Cup 3/4 Cup

DO YOU REFILL BOTTLES?

Yes. We will gladly refill your empty and sanitized bottle (meaning run them through the dishwasher and allow to completely dry).  We will replace labels and corks with new ones so no need to bring those back. Any bottle you bring in, you will receive one dollar off the purchase price of any bottle (even if you opt for another size bottle).

 ARE YOUR OLIVE OILS AND BALSAMIC VINEGARS GLUTEN FREE?

YES! All of our products are infused naturally with fruit and herbs and do not contain any grains. We also carry many single varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oils that are not infused.

HOW DO YOU STORE BALSAMIC VINEGAR?

Balsamic Vinegar should be stored in a cool dark space (avoiding heat and light).

WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS OF OLIVE OIL AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR?


Extra Virgin Olive Oils - Nutritional Facts
 
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (15 ml)
Calories 120 Fat Cal  120
Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 0mg Total Carbs 0g
Protein 0g     
Not a significant source of cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and iron
 

Balsamic Vinegars - Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (15ml)
Calories  10 Fat Cal  0
Total Fat  0g  Saturated Fat  0g
Sodium 0g Total Carbs  3g
Sugars 3g  Protein 0g

Maple Balsamic Vinegar - Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (15ml)
Calories  39 Fat Cal  0
Total Fat  0g  Saturated Fat  0g
Sodium 0g Total Carbs  10g
Sugars 8g Protein 0g
Gluten Free  
All Vinegars and Olive Oils are gluten free products and packaged in gluten free facilities.

 

WHAT IS “MOTHER”?

“Mother” (natural sediment) will occur in vinegar products as a result of the vinegar bacteria itself.  Mother is actually cellulose (a natural carbohydrate which is the fiber in foods like celery and lettuce) produced by the harmless vinegar bacteria. Vinegar containing “mother” is not harmful or spoiled. If you desire just remove the substance by filtering and continue to enjoy the product.

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