Kolossos Olive Oil
Founded by partners Giorgios Karayannis and Edward Billys, Kolossos Olive Oil brings the craft beer model to olive oil. Slick design, sleek packaging and some marketing and PR knowhow have helped them get the word out about their artisanal oils. Hand-picked and pressed, their varietals come in a range from mild to robust, with complex bouquets of the kind more usually reserved for fine wines. Made and certified extra virgin, the oil is made from Manaki olives from Northern Greece. Though a bit pricey at $20 a bottle, they are a must-have for any kitchen of distinction.
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