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2012 California Olio Nuovos

The winter solstice on December 21st is just around the corner, meaning the Oliveto menu has taken a turn for the late-autumnal. Think rich soups, thick stews, and ribollita – dishes that stick to the ribs, warm the cockles and pair exceptionally with peppery, vibrant olio nuovos…

This Just In: Olio Nuovo is Here

The olive harvest has begun in most northern hemisphere olive growing regions. The first cold-pressed oils are called “new oils,” with their very special and fleeting characteristic vegetal flavor and “heat” in the throat. That profound vibrancy lasts only about two weeks before it subsides and the oil stabilizes as…