$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Vinegar at Amphora Nueva

Berkeley

99% of 222 customers

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In a Nutshell

More than 80 Italian fusti containers dispense fresh olive oils and vinegars harvested from farms around the globe

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for hand-bottled oils and vinegars. Not valid with other offers. Valid in store only. Valid for regularly priced items only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

It’s easy to make a simple salad feel special—just add a splash of balsamic vinegar, a drizzle of gourmet oil, or a bucket of lobsters. Reach for the good stuff with this Groupon.

$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Vinegar

Premium extra-virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars come in three sizes: 200 milliliters ($7), 375 milliliters ($12), and 750 milliliters ($18).

Amphora Nueva

More than 80 stainless steel Italian fusti containers line the walls at Amphora Nueva, ready to dispense samples and full bottles of aged balsamic vinegar and single-varietal, extra-virgin olive oil harvested from farms in both hemispheres. The shop’s globe-spanning selection process isn’t just for variety—it also ensures freshness year-round, in accordance with the old saying “It’s always olive-oil season somewhere.” The curators of this bounty select Italian white and dark balsamic vinegar as well as unique specialty oils, including roasted butternut squash, pumpkin and Italian truffle.

Once they’ve added them to the casks, they post harvest dates, acidity levels, and polyphenol counts for each product to give an idea of its antioxidant content and flavor strength. Each staff member touts a comprehensive understanding of the chemistry and uses of olive oil and vinegar, always happy to share recipe ideas to jazz up everyday dinners or science fair volcanoes. They’ll also help put together gift sets and wrap any bottle for free.

The business, whose retail shop stands on a sloping street lined with trees and cottage-like storefronts across from the Claremont Hotel, has been in business for nearly a century. Beneath its high ceilings, however, the atmosphere harkens back to far more ancient times, with a marble tasting counter and oil containers balanced atop the rough clay of the giant, authentic amphorae that give the company its name. Guests stop in not just to do some shopping but to take in a laidback learning experience—the San Francisco Chronicle found a visit to the shop “as much fun as it is educational,” and manager Nate Bradley reported to Diablo Magazine that they’ve occasionally “had people spend two hours in here just exploring.”


Reviews

I had NO idea how delicious FRESH oil tastes compared to that stuff in grocery stores. I am sold!

Maryellen O., Yelp, 8/13/12

The knowledgeable, patient, kind staff will partner you with the perfect extra virgin olive oil

Rachel G., Yelp, 8/10/11

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99% of 222 customers

  • “Awesome place ...great customer service ”

  • “The store staff was super knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and their variety and quality of oils and vinegars was amazing. I will definitely return! ”

  • “It was wonderful, informative and fun...”

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    Berkeley

    2928 Domingo Ave.

    Berkeley, California 94705

    510-704-9300

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