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Jul 17, 2012 09:45 AM

Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting Room?

we came across a new Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar tasting room in Greenport, NY (North Fork) called Vines & Branches. The place is great, they have a huge selection and the staff is knowledgeable ...they also have another store in Westhampton Beach.
We love the concept and the service, but just wondering if there are others anyone has been to on Long Island or in NYC??

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    1. Historic Front Street North in NYC had a shop on Front Street that moved to Beekman Street. Hopefully it's still there.

      Saratoga Springs has Saratoga Olive Oil:

      1. There's a very similar mini-chain, The Crushed Olive, with locations in Huntington, Stony Brook and Sayville.

        All of these places are supported by one supplier, Veronica Foods, who helps them set up the store.

        1. There's one in the Chelsea market: We had fun tasting the various salts there too!

          1. I've been to a few of these stores on both the west and east coast. I recently walked into Pure Mountain Olive Oil in Rhinebeck, NY that really impressed me more than the others. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. They have created a lot of pairing suggestions and have gorgeous gift baskets. They seem to specialize in corporate gift giving also:


            They have a second location opening in Tarrytown, NY in August of 2012. I live in Westchester and so am really excited to have them close to home. I'll be able to attend their monthly cooking demos and wine pairings!