Ask Barb - Olive Oil Storage

Ask Barb - Olive Oil Storage

Barbara Braidwood is one of the founders of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. She enjoys educating our consumers about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars and how to incorporate them into a healthy, balanced diet.

Dear Barb,

On a recent trip to Lake George, my daughters and I decided to stop for lunch and some shopping in Saratoga Springs, NY. While there, we visited your delightful shop and purchased a variety of olive oils, including your Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, highly recommended by one of your sales associates that day, and those delicious Saratoga cheese crackers.

Since then, I’ve made an online purchase of your Traditional 18-Year Balsamic Vinegar and two pour spouts. My question pertains to the storing of both olive oil and vinegar. Should the pour spouts be removed for storage and replaced with the original top that the bottles came with?

My family and I reside in Northern New Jersey and look forward to visiting your store in Saratoga Springs again before the summer. Thank you in advance for your response. All the best with your wonderful business.

Kind regards,

Julie M.
Edgewater, NJ

Hi Julie!

Thank you for your kind message! I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip to our shop and that you continue to enjoy our products.

Aren’t our pour spouts a nice addition to your bottle? Not only do they help to limit the amount of product that comes out of your bottle, but they also prevent messy drips down the side of the bottle. A win-win situation!

In regards to storing your bottles, you may keep both our Self-Closing Spouts and Tapi Pour Spouts on your bottles at all times. Both spouts provide enough closure from air which can start to break down your product.

Please also remember that light and heat are not friends of your olive oil. Please keep your bottles of olive oil stored in a cool area away from your stovetop and sunlight. No need to refrigerate, a kitchen cabinet will do.

Your balsamic vinegar is not as temperamental when it comes to both heat and light; however, the flavor will stay fresher when stored in a cabinet with your olive oil.

Look forward to seeing you in Saratoga!

Warm regards,