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Where to find balsamico in Northern NJ?

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ducster Nov 21, 2011 12:51 AM

Does anyone know a place to find balsamico tradizionale in the Essex County area? I'll be visiting for Thanksgiving and want to pick up a bottle as a gift, since I'd rather not have to bring it from California.

Thanks!

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    jmoryl RE: ducster Nov 21, 2011 09:32 AM

    They have some decent ones in the cheese/gourmet section at Wine Library in Springfield (on the border with Millburn).

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    Wine Library
    586 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081

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      BeerWeezil RE: ducster Nov 22, 2011 06:21 AM

      Do you have time to run into New York to go to DiPalo's on Grand Street? Frankly, I wouldn't buy it from anyone except Lou and Sal.

      1. menton1 RE: ducster Nov 22, 2011 09:14 AM

        If you can pass by Paramus, Fairway has an unmatched selection (in NJ) of over a couple of dozen balsamic vinegars, aged, non aged, light, dark, the whole gamut.

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          ducster RE: ducster Nov 22, 2011 06:31 PM

          Thanks so much for the recommendations. As it turns out, I need to stay relatively local, so I'll probably hop over to WIne Library. I was thinking about Fairway, but I be able to get there. And I haven't thought about DiPalo's since I left NYC 20 years ago. I need to get back!

          Happy Thanksgiving!

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            smilingal RE: ducster Nov 22, 2011 09:23 PM

            What do you use this for? I googled Balsamico tradizionale to find what it is --- I recently visited X&Co in the Time Warner building - having never heard of this company. They had an incredible balsamic vinegar for about $35 or $65 (I can't remember) - but it was truly something I have never tasted before.

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