The Taste of Greece Package

The Taste of Greece Package

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OOL-18-S-PD14
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TAGALAKIS ELAIONES: This exquisite extra virgin olive oil is produced solely from Koroneiki variety olives grown in the renowned Messinia area of the Southern Peloponnese. Produced on a small family estate by the Tagalakis family, this extra virgin olive oil pairs beautifully with nearly any cuisine. Try it on grilled fish, garden tomato salads, broiled vegetables and legumes. Its incredibly well-balanced flavor also makes it the ideal oil for dressings, baking and sautéing.

GREEK GARDEN ORGANIC: Honoring the wisdom of a century’s old, local tradition, the Manousakis family nurtured the rare local variety of olives known as Koutsourelia. This variety has proved optimally adaptive to the slopes of Mount Parnonas, making the most of the beneficial winds that cool the olives during the summer and the cold of winter that invigorates the trees. Sensitive to the health and nutritional high standards of consumers, the olives are picked by hand and cold extracted to preserve the beneficial organic substances of the olive oil. The resulting oil is unfiltered, smooth and wonderfully well-balanced. It is the perfect oil for enhancing the flavors of light greens, steamed vegetables, tomato salads, and broiled or grilled white fish.

ARIA GREEK: A favorite among the world’s most discerning chefs, this extra virgin olive oil from Western Crete is pressed from estate-grown Koroneiki olives that are pressed within hours of being picked from the tree. A NASFT winner for “Outstanding Olive Oil”, this exceptional oil is characterized by a unique bouquet and taste that are truly unparalleled.

MY OLIVE TREE: My Olive Tree is produced with a sophisticated combination of the traditional and the technologically advanced. The olive trees are from an ancient land and cared for with natural means with respect for the surrounding environment. Olives are handpicked and pressed immediately in the traditional local mill. As a result, the oil is of the highest quality and lowest possible acidity without chemical additives or any kind of further processing involved. A deep emerald green, the oil is rich in aromas of fresh cut grass, artichoke and sweet almond and pairs deliciously with an array of fresh foods from a typical Greek Salad of fresh tomatoes, cucumber and feta, to dressing grilled fish, vegetables and legumes.

Pairs Best With

Leafy Green Salads, Garden Salads, Raw Vegetables, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Broiled Fish, Poached Fish, White Meat, Soft Cheese, Pasta, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses

container_country:
Greece
container_size:
Sets
container_intensity:
Mild, Medium
container_style:
Monovarietals
container_varietal:
Koroneiki
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_uses:
Dipping, Cooking
container_pair:
Leafy Green Salads, Garden Salads, Raw Vegetables, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Broiled Fish, Poached Fish, White Meat, Soft Cheese, Pasta, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses
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TAG-T-EE02,TAG-B-EE01,TAG-16-B-EE01,TAG-17-B-EE01
container_harvest:
Fall 2018 (NEW)
TYPE:
Extra Virgin
SIZE:
4x 500ML (16.9oz)
REGION:
Peloponnese, Crete, Messinia
VARIETAL:
See Description
HARVEST:
Fall 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Buy Olive Oil Online?

It is a proven fact that in just eight hours of close exposure to strong fluorescent lights, a bottle of olive oil packed in a clear glass bottle will be totally destroyed having lost its color, flavors and aromas. While oil packed in a dark glass bottle offers considerably better protection, it too becomes vulnerable when exposed to strong light and can be completely destroyed in less than a week, which makes purchasing olive oil in a supermarket a less than desirable prospect.

Beyond that, the vast majority of the oils sold in the USA have inadequate or even misleading labels. The consumer is given little to no information as to where the oil was actually produced or from what variety of olives it was made, but most importantly, WHEN the oil was harvested.

What Are Some Of The Best Olive Oils?

Simply put, the best olive oils are extra virgin olive oils. However, adulteration of extra virgin olive oil is a hot topic in the past and present, and many studies continue to examine the contents inside a bottle of olive oil. This problem still persists in the industry, especially at the supermarket level.

That's why we created Olive Oil Lovers: to bring some of the world's best olive oils from the most trusted producers to the U.S. market. All of our producers are quality driven in their manufacturing practices. We also conduct an intensive screening of every producer and product on our site - often visting their estates and seeing their practices first-hand - and accept only producers who meet our high standards. To go the extra mile, all of our imported oils are proven extra virgin through chemical analysis in accordance to strict European Union regulations. Therefore, you can trust that any oil you purchase with us at Olive Oil Lovers will be genuine, 100% extra virgin olive oil.

How Long Will Olive Oil Last After The Harvest Date?

There are two dates that producers may choose to print on a bottle, using either one or both. The "Use By" date is what our producers put on their products to say, "use when at its freshest quality." The taste and quality of the oil doesn't typically diminish over time though, unless it's open and exposed to oxygen.

The "Harvest Date" is when the olives for the oil were actually picked and crushed. This date can be any time between late October to mid-December for the Northern Hemisphere, and these new harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year. For oils from the Southern Hemisphere, from countries such as Chile or South Africa, harvest occurs any time between late April to mid-June.

When Is Olive Oil Considered Past its Prime?

While this answer can vary depending on the olive variety, time of harvest, and how the product is stored, in general an extra virgin olive oil will retain much of its flavor and aromas for 18-30 months in an unopened container. However, any exposure to light and/or oxygen will begin to degrade the oil. Once opened, olive oil should be consumed ideally within 1-2 months, with a maximum of perhaps 4-6 months. When purchasing a 3L or 5L tin, if the oil is typically not consumed within this timeframe, we recommend decanting the oil into smaller, sealed containers and storing in a cool, dark place.

Olive oils with higher polyphenol counts will have a longer shelf-life. Higher polyphenol numbers are the result of both the olive variety and when the olive was harvested. Green olives harvested early in the season produce less oil, but have higher polyphenol counts than oils from ripe olives. You can find the polyphenol counts for many of our extra virgin olive oils listed on their product page.