Something Different. In our search for expressions of terroir, we never tire of sampling local flavors. Oysters from Belon, chèvre from the Loire, butter from Isigny — these foods represent their regions as much as any stony Chablis or rich Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
When it comes to olive oil, we know no better source than Tuscany*. The golden liquid from the rolling Tuscan hills shares only a name with most grocery store varieties. The “real stuff,” is one of the world’s greatest culinary elements — a finishing agent that can add a host of flavors, including fruit, earth, nuts, and straw.
Oil! Many readers know the Fattoria Poggerino from their excellent and well-priced Chiantis; but fewer know that they also make exceptional olive oil. The entire Poggerino lineup will appear in this Sunday’s January Futures Issue, but we’re opening the bidding early on the olive oil. It comes in both tins (500ml) and bottles (750ml). Quantities are very limited, and this represents their only offer to us each year.
As scientists continue to extoll the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, we’re sure you could find a health reason to buy this olive oil. But in our family, Poggerino’s Olive Oil is the ultimate gustatory luxury. We reserve it exclusively for dishes where it won’t be heated: tossed with salads or drizzled on fish or chicken just before serving. (Fair warning: it will ruin most other olive oils for you.)
We will accept orders on a first come, first served basis — we expect the oil to arrive in March with the rest of the January Futures orders. We’ve reserved some for our personal stock, and much of our extended family put their annual orders in over Christmas. And as they often tell us, however much they buy each year, by the following January they wish they’d gotten more.
POGGERINO Olive Oil (750ml bottle)
Ansonia Retail: $38
Futures Price: $28/bottle
AVAILABLE IN 3- 6- AND 12-BOTTLE LOTS
POGGERINO Olive Oil (500ml tin)
Ansonia Retail: $29
Futures Price: $21/tin
AVAILABLE IN 3- 6- AND 12-TIN LOTS
or call Tom: (617) 249-3657
*Apologies to our Greek friends — we’ll concede democracy (or at least its invention) to you.
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