Food, Food Artisans

Balsamic Blowout!



Our most popular balsamics come from Vecchia Dispensa’s Roberta Pelloni and her husband Marino Tintori. Working just off the historic square in the center of the old town of Castelvetro, southwest of Modena, Italy, they make a range of great vinegars.

Although Americans tend to gravitate toward sweet, caramel-flavored balsamics, Marino is quick to emphasize, “the key to great Balsamico is balance.” Exaggerating sweetness is an easy way to enhance appeal and reduce the need for proper blending and aging. You might not notice it at first, but after many uses overly sweet balsamics get kind of dull. Not so with those from the Tintoris. We’ve been selling them for over a decade, and they have a legion of followers who return to them again and again.

We’re holding our annual sale on these great vinegars. These prices will not last, but the vinegar will remain as great as ever. Stock up, give a friend a gift, but whatever you do don’t miss out on these amazing deals!

– 6 year: $14.99 (reg. $18.99)
– 8 year: $19.99 (reg $24.99)
– 10 year: $24.99 (reg $34.99)Vecchia Balsamic 16yr
– 16 year: $29.99 (reg $44.99)
– 30th anniversary: $29.99 (reg $39.99)
– Balsamic sampler: $19.99 (reg $29.99)

Deli ONLY Specials
– 20 year: $49.99 (reg 59.99)
– Organic balsamic: $19.99 (reg $24.99)
– Aged Organic Balsamic: $34.99 (reg $39.99)

This sale is also happening at Zingerman’s Mail Order through March 31.

Don’t miss your chance to meet the Vecchia vinegar makers on Zingerman’s upcoming Food Tour of Tuscany in October 2013. For more details on Zingerman’s Food Tours, please visit