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Each week RINewsToday will feature the top story of the week, determined by readership numbers - here is the one from this past week - The Impressed Olive!  They are now open for business and business is booming - why not visit them today?

The Impressed Olive...

by Joanne Giannini

(RI News Today continues their profile of small businesses in Rhode Island… If you have a small business, you want us to profile, contact us.)

If you are looking to try something different to cook with and want different ideas to spice up your cuisine, then visit the “Impressed Olive” an emporium of quality oils, vinegars and sauces.

The “Impressed Olive” will be cutting their ribbon next Friday, May 31st at 4:30 PM.

I previewed the store with some friends and family members of the owners, Bill Ronci, Sr., and his son Bill Ronci, Jr. last Wednesday. All I can say is “wow”.

I never knew there were so many kinds of oils and vinegars. Guests were able to taste samples of the assorted vinegars. I opted for the Grapefruit Balsamic Vinegar from Italy and the Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar from Arizona. Delicious! Who says you can’t fall in love with vinegar?

Ben Franklin said, “A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar”. Well that may be true, but these imported vinegars will melt your heart.

Who knew you could have so many choices? Of course, I had to try the chocolate vinegar. It didn’t disappoint me. It was delicious. Bill, the owner, said its popular in Canada for putting on ice cream!

Whatever you crave, this place has it. Some of the vinegars include: Red Apple from Italy, a Cucumber Melon from Arizona, Blueberry White Balsamic from Italy, Espresso Balsamic from Arizona, Maple Balsamic from Modena, Italy, and Coconut White Balsamic from Italy. That’s just a few - there are so many.

Next, on to the imported oil section. I tried the Blood Orange Oil from California and the Roasted Onion Oil from Spain. Some like it hot, right? Then try the Habanero (Hot) Oil from California, or the Chipotle (Hot) Oil from Spain. I did and it was hot, but also very “smooth”.

Some of the other oils in stock there are Oregano infused from Italy, Parmesan cheese from Spain, Ginger Sesame from Mexico, and Bacon infused from Spain. There are so many more to choose from. These oils and vinegars give a whole new definition to salad.

The “Impressed Olive” also offers a variety of spiced rubs and barbecue sauces just in time for your next barbecue. Food baskets and gift bags are also available. The “Impressed Olive” is located at 4 Brown Street, in Wickford. Store hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Go on in and sample some of the delicious oils and vinegars. Say RI News Today suggested them - Buon Apetito!