If you don’t know very much about EVOO, rest assured that Signature staff would be happy to enlighten you.
A visit to the tasting bar is an educational experience in itself. Each of the 39 fustis (dispensers) at Signature has a feature sheet that describes the various ingredients in the product and the resultant characteristics of taste and bouquet. The infusion of herbs, fruit or nuts enhances such mouthwatering flavours as Persian lime, roasted sesame, and chipotle or Tuscan herbs.
In addition to the product description, the feature sheet displayed on each fustis also includes a grading number. Using a scale of one to 100, with 100 being the absolute purest in the world, an independent facility in Australia grades the EVOO. This grading is included on the labels. None of our olive oils rate under 95. None of the standard commercial products will even come close to this.
Once you taste and choose your favorite flavors of oil and vinegars at Signature’s tasting bar, you can dispense them into 60-, 200- or 375-ml refillable bottles that are provided in-store.
Prices range from just $5 to $18, depending on the size of the container. Gift packs are also available.
Consumers should be aware that it is not the bottling date, but rather the date the olives are pressed, that determines the shelf life of the bottled product. To ensure the best taste and maximum nutrient values, EVOO has a 12-month shelf life. For this reason, we always recommend that people only purchase an amount of oil that they are sure they will use up within about six months.