Oil won the right to sit atop vinegar after proving more effective in extricating the six weddings rings from King Henry VIII's doughy fingers. Find subtler uses with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of olive oil, vinegar, and gifts at Green Gate Olive Oils in Pinehurst.
Keith and Georganne McDaniel, owners of Green Gate Olive Oils and Green Gate Gourmet, stock their shelves with more than 40 varieties of olive oil, vinegar, local fare, and Olivella olive-oil body products. Stainless-steel casks called "fustis" hold oils from around the globe, such as peppery chemlali oil from Tunisia ($14.99) or fruity Nocellara del Belice from Sicily ($14.99). Staff recommends oil pairings for the more than 20 balsamic vinegars ($11.99–$14.99) and encourages shoppers to sample their liquid wares via tiny paper cups or a giant, glass boot stein.
Green Gate Olive Oils
Stainless-steel tanks preserve the delicate flavors of Green Gate Olive Oils’ oils and vinegars until the moment owners Keith and Georganne McDaniel bottle and seal them to order. The tanks, called fusti, are a conspicuous sign of Green Gate’s commitment to providing high-quality gourmet foods, kitchen items, and bath and body products.
With more than 40 oils and vinegars to pick from, Green Gate is a playground for both seasoned chefs and budding gourmands. Staffers provide free samples and can make recommendations based on each customer’s taste, cooking style, and chewing technique. Additionally, they empower customers with recipe suggestions and even offer small-group cooking classes.
105 Cherokee Rd.
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374