11/27/13 - 2:42pm
An oil and vinegar tasting bar opened last summer in Nisswa Square, where customers actually get to taste the products before buying them.
Lois Hensel opened Loide’ Oils and Vinegars on June 30. “Loide,” pronounced “loh-EE-deh,” is Italian for “Lois.” Hensel and her husband, Steve, first experienced an oil and vinegar store in Fort Collins, Colo. They didn’t want to taste vinegar, but went into the store, tasted samples and were hooked.
“The fun part is, people think this is just for salads,” Lois Hensel said. “There’s lots of uses for it.”