Aged balsamic vinegar dates back thousands of years, and the first documented use of balsamic vinegar was in the Middle Ages. It has long been used as a condiment for food, and a salad dressing in more modern times. It is not a vinegar in the traditional sense of the word, but comes from a reduction of cooked white grape juice. The “balsamic” comes from Latin and Greek roots, and means “restorative” or “curative”. Similar to olive oil, the balsamic vinegar has many healing properties for overall health. It can be aged over time, like wine, and takes on more flavor and more value as it does so. We Olive is proud to offer an assortment of both olive oil and balsamic vinegar for all uses and tastes.