off your next purchase. Keeps our bottles out of the land-fills!!
Welcome To The Olive Oil Taproom!
The Olive Oil Taproom is an Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Aged Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Room. We provide a full customer service experience unknown today. We educate about the wonderful health benefits of Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegars. We explain how an olive oil should smell, taste and feel. The white pepper sensation and grassiness is indicative of its polyphenols (anti-oxidants) still being in the oil. Our products are from different countries, such as, Chile, Italy, Spain, Australia, Greece, Peru, Tunisia Africa, California, etc. Our products will change at every crush season (two times per year April & November) so you will have the freshest olive oils in the world.
We have no carryover oils. Once an oil is depleted, it won’t be back again until the next crush season. Our supplier, Veronica Foods, works directly with the Olive Mill Estates and their owners. So there is no middle man involved. Veronica Foods maintains a chain of custody of their Ultra Premium Olive Oils from harvest time, to chemical & sensory testing; to delivering to our stores and us providing YOU with the freshest oil possible. We are not a huge Franchise. All of our stores are independently owned, therefore, we can make decisions with our customer’s input and attempt to carry their favorites and new choices. No commission is paid, which allows us to donate to Local Charities and sustainable food projects to help our neighbors & friends.
We provide a small selection of other fine products such as culturally blended herbs (Some have no salt, MSG, no dehydration and are gluten free), Tapenades, Pestos, and gifts to match all budgets.
Our oils have more than the standard levels of polyphenol and oleic acids. Higher levels of each of these Anti-Oxidants and Anti-Inflammatories has been proven to help in lowering the incidence of certain breast cancers, coronary diseases, such as high cholesterol, and recently found to contain oleocanthol. In those studies, oleocanthol seemed to increase production of proteins and enzymes necessary to remove amyloid beta from the brain with regard to Alzheimer’s disease. http://pubs.acs.org/journal/acncdm
We have over 46+ Varieties of Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Infused Flavors of Olive Oils and Barrel Aged (Modena, Italy PGI, 12 year) Balsamic Vinegars. Did you know that a balsamic cannot be called such unless it has been aged for at least 12 yrs. Our Traditional has been aged up to 18 yrs. The health benefits are such that no sugars or caramel coloring have been added. A true Balsamic can regulate blood sugar, reduce high blood pressure and slow down the digestive process.
You can sample and pair an Olive Oil with an Aged Balsamic Vinegar to your taste (we provide bread for dipping and savoring the flavors. We have also thought of our Gluten Intolerant friends and also provide gluten free bread. No need to bring your own guys!!. We bottle your choices for you on the spot from our Stainless Steel Fustis (hand crafted stainless steel tanks with no inside welds) crafted by Sansone from Italy. Therefore, no light or heat will penetrate your Ultra Premium Olive Oils and they will retain their health qualities as long as possible. An olive oil should never be stored in clear glass or plastic containers. They will go rancid far too quickly and lose their health benefits.
Where can you actually taste & sample for FREE so many wonderful flavors (Tuscan, Basil, Garlic, Black Cherry, Honey Ginger, Cranberry Pear, etc. it is endless) before you purchase them? Here!!!! at The Olive Oil Taproom, 200 Towne Center West Blvd., Ste. 607 Henrico, VA 23233. Conveniently located just West of Rt. 288 and 64 to Rt. 295, Behind Ethan Allen and in front of the Hilton (thereby avoiding the mall traffic area).
We just celebrated our 1st year here in Henrico on April 14th, 2013. Thank you for your support. You guys have been wonderful!!
MIDLOTHIAN STORE COMING SOON!!! LATE SUMMER 2013 11400 West Huguenot Road at The Shoppes at Belgrade (off Robious Rd. near the Kroger & Ruth’s Cris)
We welcome you, your family and friends to try out our oils, enjoy the tastings, education, have a wonderful day together, and to go home eating wiser & healthier!!!
http://falllinefarms.com/ We have joined Collaborative forces with Molly Harris and Other Artisans by being a pickup location for locally owned, farmed and cared for Seasonal produce, dairy products and grass fed meats/proteins for the HEALTH CONCERNED CONSUMER. Thursdays between 3-6 p.m. you can pickup your orders here at THE OLIVE OIL TAPROOM.
UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!! With the help of Veronica Foods, We will be certified as NON-GMO Producers, Distributors and Retail Providers.
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
www.truthinoliveoil.com Tom Mueller, Author/Investigative Journalist.
The Olive Oil Taproom is listed on this site and WWW.OliveOilTimes.com as a reputable supplier of Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil! This article is full of great information for the serious olive oil consumer.