The Do’s and Don’ts of Storing Olive Oil

Fresh extra virgin olive oil basically is fruit juice. (Yes, olives are a fruit, the fruit of olive trees!) So, just like other fruit juices, the oil from an olive is perishable. And, unlike wine,extra virgin olive oil doesn’t improve with age; it’s actually just the opposite. How you go about storing olive oil will … Read more

Storing Olive Oil To Protect It From The “4 Enemies”

Here’s a lesser known fact about extra virgin olive oil – one worth remembering. Extra virgin olive oil is fresh-squeezed juice – just like good fruit juice. (Yes, olives are a fruit.) Consequently, extra virgin olive oil is perishable. And, unlike wine, extra virgin olive oil doesn’t improve with age. Quite the contrary – as we … Read more

Olive Oil is Perishable, So Here’s How to Keep It as Fresh as Possible

A fan named William emailed us a couple days ago: “Do you have any info on typical shelf life for your olive oil, and also the best way to keep an open bottle fresh?” Great question, we replied, and offered him tips. And, because it’s such an important topic, it’s worth revisiting here. That’s because … Read more


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