18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic EVOO was great for dipping fresh bread and will always be in my kitchen. Was a great suggeston from Melissa store Manager. King Street needs more stores like this. Thanks!!!
Good luck! Some good grilling rubs..
I'm an olive oil freak, and this shop fills the bill quite nicely! I picked up the Picual oil. Apparantly, this olive will have an extremely limited pressing this season. Get it while you can!
Went by there this weekend and they had just opened up. Wonderful choices of oil, vinegar and rubs for meat and fish. Great that you can taste anything, even the rubs. We bought some oil and vinegar for ourselves and also for a hostess gift. I think this store is a bonus for King St.
I try to go to AW&C at least once a week. Manoli is so helpful in teaching me about both wine and cheese. The people that shop there are great too. Least pretentious wine store ever.
I stoped in around lunch time one day and was treated to a feast of leftovers from Italian night along with an exceptional glass of wine. Wonderful store.
Manoli has tapped into something great with her store: nothing less than the rebirth of good local shopping. When was the last time you went to Total Wine and ran a few neighbors and friends and your shopping trip morphed into conversation, drinks, and a small feast prepared by the owner? Really? Never?
Even if you're not in the mood to spend a couple of hours there, Manoli's store is within easy walking or biking distance of thousands of homes. If you pared a big grocery store's selection of wines and cheeses down past the Krafts and the Yellowtails, you'd find Manoli's selection to be larger and more diverse- quite a feat for such a small, tidy place.
When that new Harris Teeter goes up next year, I dare you to introduce yourself to the wine or cheese dept manager(s). Ask if they'll make you up a special gift basket or bring in some real camembert. See if they'll pour you a taste of their new favorite or offer to whip out a quick arrugula salad with lemon and octopus. Then, if you haven't already, go visit Manoli's little store. I'm sure you'll be as pleased as I have been.
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