It is intriguing to think that in today's computerized, sophisticated world, we're still using one product that was discovered-quite by chance-more than 10,000 years ago. The ancients were quick to find the remarkable versatility of vinegar. Around 5,000 B.C. the Babylonians used it as preservative and as a condiment, and it was they who began flavoring it with herbs and spices. At Olive Oil & Beyond we import superior certified aged balsamic vinegar, fruit vinegar and wine vinegars produced in micro batch by award winning producers from Italy. Our Balsamics, Fruits and Wine Vinegars, are produced by some of the oldest vinegar manufacturers in Modena & Reggio Emilia, in Italy. Our handcrafted and naturally-aged vinegars are all world-class, genuine and PGI certified. Our superior aged balsamic vinegar are all 4 leaves quality the highest seal of approval for grade by The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Di Modena and Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico of Reggio Emilia. The Consortium of producers of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is the guardian of product specification where all products must comply with density and acidity values in indicated in the production regulations, and attest to specific tests carried out in laboratories compliant with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. The majority of our producers are currently serving on the board of these associations. All our Balsamic, Fruit and wine vinegars are certified, vegan and free of any additives or preservatives.