A Gift of Oil
New for 2017
Phil Bianci started The Gift of Oil in 2001, his vision was to delight the UK with the delicious olive oil and balsamic he discovered on his travels throughout Italy. He focuses on flavour, provenance and quality.
Phil and his wife work closely with the Di Lorenzo family based in Sicily. Their heritage estate has been producing fine olive oil for over 200 years from ancient olive groves on the Disisa Estate.
The third family in the trio is the Verrini family in Modena who have perfected the ancient alchemy of producing balsamic vinegar for over three generations. Using hand picked grapes and ageing the balsamic in ancient wooden barrels.
Phil, his wife and son visit the families who have become firm friends at least once a year and are fully immersed in the production process. Together we create, blend, taste and develop new products, working in true Mediterranean style- leisurely with plenty of breaks for hearty meals and a glass of wine in great company.