Nicolas Alziari Olive Oil Direct

Nicolas Alziari Olive Oil Direct

Kristin Hohenadel
Sep 29, 2008

Alziari has been making olive oil in Nice since 1868, and back in the days when one could carry liquid onto airplanes, the beautiful 1-liter cans in Provencal colors made a great edible souvenir. You can find the famously sunny, buttery, fruity and silky olive oil in fine food stores around the world -- often at a huge mark-up -- but you now order direct from Alziari via their online store, with delivery to 21 countries mostly in Europe but including the U.S. and Canada...

When I was in Nice two years ago, I went to the Maison Alziari on 14 rue Saint Francois de Paule in the Old Town and stocked up on 1-liter cans for 12 euros a pop. The online price is 21,40 a can, with a discount for larger orders. So if you order 12 cans, say, to split amongst your friends or to give as Christmas gifts, you'll end up paying 27,91 euros (about $40) per can with shipping. Not cheap, I understand, but if you're going to splurge, why not buy direct from the manufacturer? (If you're in France, the same 12 liters will cost you 17,75 a can, and shipping is free.)

Check out the Aliziari online store here.

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com

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