The Virgin Olive Oiler
Glistening silver casks line the shelves of The Virgin Olive Oiler, dispensing certified extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the globe. Owner Charles Flach serves as the store's primary flavor scout, tasting and importing oils from countries with ideal olive-growing climates, including Portugal, Australia, Chile, and Narnia. Working in tandem with an enthusiastic staff, Flach stands by to answer customer questions and facilitate unlimited complimentary tastings. Each oil and vinegar, including those in a selection of 62 currently on tap, incorporates its own bouquet of aromas. A selection of more than 20 sea salts hails from Hawaiian, Australian, and Himalayan mountain homelands, and more than a dozen types of cane sugars fuse with cinnamon, ginger, and habanero. The company, which is located within the South Hulen Shopping Center, can customize products with labels made from photographs of loved ones or prized houseplants.