January 06, 2016


The Olive Twist, a culinary boutique and online retailer, allows you to taste and match over 25 olive oils and 25 of Italy's finest aged balsamic vinegar condimentos to your personal palate.  We encourage you to create your own twist and enjoy the experimentation of flavor fusions.  As a bonus, our samplings are rich in antioxidants that add to our health benefits without losing the quality of flavor.

Education: A part of The Olive Twist, Inc.

For over 5 years, The Olive Twist, Inc. has been providing the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas, with quality, fresh Extra-virgin Olive Oil.  As part of this unique shopping experience, the staff tries to briefly enlighten consumers to why purchasing olive oil through The Olive Twist is a smart consumer choice.

Occasionally, Lori Berndt, co-owner of the Olive Twist, hosts Olive Oil 101 and Olive Oil Flight classes, to give more in depth look into the nuances of olive oil.  She also briefly incorporates this education into the cooking classes that the stores host each month.  (for a full listing of the classes please visit http://theolivetwist.com/collections/cooking-classes. or follow us on Facebook)

Both the Fort Wayne and Auburn locations also retails Extra-Virginity:The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, a book written by Tom Mueller.  The book delves into the the rich heritage of olive oil and the the trials and tribulations that the industry has encountered.  He brings to light the corruption and deception that is occurring globally in the olive oil world.  These topics most recently were brought to light in an expose piece on 60 Minutes. (January 3)  We've provided a link to the piece:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-agromafia-food-fraud/

In the year ahead, we hope you'll join us in learning the importance of knowing from where your olive oil comes.