Olive oil first became globally present when ancient Greeks developed the assembly line, granting grove elves the ability to milk more olives per day with their tiny hands. Take your hat off to entrepreneurial industry with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of 375-milliliter bottles of quality oil and vinegar products at The Vintage Olive.
The Vintage Olive amasses high-quality extra-virgin olive oils from groves in two hemispheres and aged balsamic vinegar straight from Italy. More than 50 flavor varieties grace palates to heighten the taste of everyday recipes and bestow a tangy twist on salads and breads. Like cake flour, precious ores, and cockney accents, great oils are best when unrefined, and the shop displays the freshest cold-pressed selections according to recent harvests. Fresh greens dance to the tune of the emerald-green California arbequina, the freshest oil available in the United States ($17.65), and lamb limbos under a branch of the athenoilia, from Greece ($17.65). First fruits are pressed only once to preserve purity, and can be enjoyed in varieties including the Chilean arbequina, with an herbaceous nose and green-apple finish ($17.65). Flavor-infused lingual predilections include organic avocado, wild mushroom and sage, garlic and chipotle ($17.65 each), and whole-fruit-fused oils, house fruits, and olives in an inter-floral nuptial bliss ($20.65 each). Balsamic vinegars await their societal debuts in wooden casks for 12 or 18 years ($17.65 each), making their way from Modena, Italy to Montgomery mouths with flavors such as dark chocolate, vanilla, fig, and strawberry. Visit the tasting room to peruse a selection of white vinegars and wine vinegars, or indulge in complimentary tastings.