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2017 Holiday Shipping

* Please note that our "Free Shipping for Orders Over $100" applies only to orders shipped as regular ground shipping. Please see dates below to make sure your gift arrives on time. The holidays can be a hectic time. New Canaan Olive Oil hopes to make it as easy as possible for our customers. We do a lot of shipping all over the country in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Because of the volume of orders at holiday time as well as the attention we put into each and every gift, it can take 2-3 days or more...

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Giving Tuesday 2017

November 28, 2017 is Giving Tuesday. This year New Canaan Olive Oil is donating 10% of Tuesday's sales to Strays & Others animal rescue in New Canaan. Plus we will donate $5 for every online review posted on 11/28.  There are several ways to leave a review: On our website (directions here) On Google, search for New Canaan Olive Oil, on right side of screen click on "Write A Review" On Trip Advisor, search for New Canaan Olive Oil, click on "Write A Review" Strays & Others, Inc. is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3, Fairfield County based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the...

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2017 Holiday Hours at New Canaan Olive Oil

We're committed to making the holiday season easier for our customers. Please see our extended holiday hours below. Private shopping times are also available - please see our Concierge Shopping FAQ for details. Beginning Friday 11/24 - 12/17 Monday-Saturday 9am - 6pm*  *Every Thursday we're open until 8pm, as part of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce's "Shop Late 'Til 8!" event. Sundays 11am-5pm Week before Christmas, beginning 12/18: Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm (8pm on Thursdays) Christmas Eve 12/24 9am-3pm Christmas Day 12/25 Closed Regular hours resume Tuesday 12/26:  M-Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm

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Vinegar 101 Series: Different Types of Vinegar

Vinegar is created through the fermentation of any food containing sugar. And because there are so many types of vinegars, it can be difficult to know which kind you should use, and what the differences are. Here are a few of the most popular vinegars, including the kinds we feature at New Canaan Olive Oil. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Balsamic vinegar is made from grape must (whole pressed grapes with seeds, stems, skins and juice included) and wine vinegar for acidity. The grape must is fermented in barrels for several years as it thickens and sweetens naturally. Balsamic is typically much...

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Vinegar 101 Series: What is vinegar and why do we use it in cooking?

What is vinegar? Vinegar is a liquid consisting of 5-20% acetic acid. It's made from any food that contains sugar, including starchy grains, fruits, and alcohol. Very simply, bacteria are added to the liquid in a controlled environment, and through the process of fermentation convert the sugar to acetic acid. This acidity is a prominent feature of any vinegar, and the level of acidity will vary along different types of vinegars. Vinegar can be made quickly under commercial conditions, or very slowly over several years, as with traditional Balsamic vinegar. The quality of vinegar can vary greatly, and it is...

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