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August 18, 2022

Melies Olive Oil from Greece

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicate, delicious, and ready to eat! One of the great things about artisan olive oil is that, as with wine, each region and each producer yields its own distinctive style. And as with wine, there is a place for each style—food pairings and personal taste can lead one’s palate from big, […]

July 7, 2022

Goutis “Bitter Gray” Olive Oil

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A rare olive varietal and some really fine flavor One of the most delectable, exceptional new olive oils to arrive at the Deli in a long while. The Goutis “Bitter Gray” oil is truly something special. Having just tasted a bit more of it on toast to prepare myself to do […]

January 27, 2021

Olio Novello Tasting with Grace

Olio Novello (or Nuovo) is Italian for “new oil” and is the name given to early harvest extra virgin olive oil that is freshly pressed from green olives.  It is a celebration of the beginning of the olive harvest season, which typically starts in December each year.  We have new harvests of Italian, Greek, French, […]

January 7, 2021

Great New Harvest Greek Olive Oil

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Amazing arrival from the island of Antiparos I’m sitting here, in Ann Arbor, watching snow fall. The forecast for every day this week looks to be gray and in the low 30s, which is certainly, I know, better than the 3°F-below that it could be. Most of us will not […]