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No Bread with Olive Oil When You Test, for the Oil's True Flavor is the Best!

One of my fondest olive oil milling season memories took place when I was invited to lunch at the most prestigious and awarded Organic Sicilian EVOO producers after helping out in their mill one evening. The father, the patriarch, invited me back for lunch the next day in what would become the most simple yet [...]

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New Olive Oil Specialist at The Olive Tap!

We are proud to announce the addition of Jennifer Thornton, Olive Oil Specialist, to The Olive Tap's team of olive oil and vinegar industry experts. Jennifer will be a significant contributor to The Olive Tap's ongoing Consumer Education Programs. Please watch out for Jennifer's insight and contributions to our Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.Rick PetrocellyOwner of [...]

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Agrumato Style Olive Oils

By Rick Petrocelly©The Olive Tap 2013 Agrumato is a relatively obscure word used in the olive oil business, but The Olive Tap hopes to make it more commonplace. Once you try our newest Agrumato style flavored olive oils, we think you will agree that they are the best there is.The term Agrumato is Italian [...]

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The Olive Tap Announces 100% USDA Certified Organic Truffle Oil!

Made with Real White Truffles.By Rick Petrocelly© The Olive Tap 2013 Would you prefer this...Chemical Infusion or this...Truffles in your dinner?The unmistakable flavor of White Truffle (Tuber magnatum) is something very special and unique in the culinary world. True Italian White Truffles are indeed rare, and as a result they have been ranked #3 among [...]

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The Myth of the EVOO Fridge Test

Dr. Oz and another EVOO Myth.At The Olive Tap, we work hard to get clear and accurate information out to our customers. What follows is just one more example of myth and partial truth being perpetuated as fact.The subject of putting olive oil into the refrigerator to determine if it is Extra Virgin has [...]

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News from Long Grove

Return to Long Grove Home Page                                              Store Hours Monday through Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pmSunday:  11:00am to 5:00pm Special Holiday Hours: Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Closed After 2:00 PM : Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, [...]

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Balsamic Vinegar: What it is and How it is Made

There are several types of Balsamic Vinegar, offered in various price ranges and quality. Unfortunately, mislabeling by many olive oil shops is rampant. Many use the wrong terminology calling their product Traditional when it is not. A large percentage call their product 18 year old or 25 years old, when Balsamic Vinegar [...]

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News from Manitou Springs

Return to Manitou Springs Home Page                             Store Hours Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 5:30 pmFriday and Saturday10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm                                                                      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Olio [...]

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What is New in Medina

Return to Medina home page.STORE HOURS*: Current hours for the month of March!!Sunday: Noon- 4:30pmMonday:  Noon - 5pmTuesday-Thursday: 11 am-5 pmFriday: 11am-6pmSaturday: 10am-5pmSunday:  Noon - 4:30pmCrocker Park: Saturdays 9am-1pmShaker Square: Saturdays 8am-12noonHudson's Farmer's Market: Saturdays 9am-12:30pmThe Olive Tap is now offering Cooking Classes at Cool Beans Caf√© in Medina Square!!Jennifer Thornton, Olive Oil and Product Specialist, 2-time [...]

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What's New in Ankeny

Store HoursDay:Hours:Monday - Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pmWednesday - Thursday                                                    10:00 am - 7:00 pmFriday10:00 am - 5:00 pmSaturday10:00 am - 5:00 pmSunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pmHappy New Year!Be [...]

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