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il Fustino in Italian means "the tank" hence our store name. A fustino is a specialized, stainless steel container used to dispense oils, vinegars, and wines. il Fustino greets you with a vista of these gleaming tanks crafted in Italy to our specifications. Old world purveyors of olive oil and vinegar in the Mediterranean basin have been sampling and bottling from bulk containers for centuries, because their customers insist on trying before buying and we couldn't agree more. Selecting the right oil or vinegar is a personal sensory experience.  We want you to taste from the tank; it is only through this experience that you will discover a new world of freshness and flavor. Our knowledgeable staff will happily guide you through your tasting journey.

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We offer only the highest quality, best tasting extra virgin, cold pressed olive oils in the region. Our award winning flavored olive oils are made by crushing the fruit or herbs right along with the olives, this process produces natural and intense flavored oils. Our flavored vinegars are diverse and incredible. Our various specialty oils are interesting and unusual. In addition, we also offer tapenades, bruschettas, dips, dukkah, pastas, flatbreads, olives and spices. You can bring in your own bottle or use one of our previously purchased bottles and we will fill it for you at a discounted price. Our custom design, classic approach and hand crafted packaging offer the highest quality and elegance in gift giving.

Taste

Like wine, tasting olive oil or Balsamic vinegar requires some technique to stimulate all the senses. Read about Tasting.

When "Extra Virgin" isn't.... Read about what Extra Virgin means.

Unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with age - it is best when young and should be discarded if over a year old. Read How to Store Olive Oil.

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