Spartan Oil in the News

Stories and Articles about Spartan Oil

“My mission is two-fold,” he explains. “I want to bring high-quality olive oil to a broader market, while honoring and contributing back to my heritage, helping the farmers and craftsmen who have produced the oil itself.”

- George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni News

 "Its deep fruity flavor pairs perfectly with cheese (like the recipe featured below), salad dressings, drizzled over vegetables and bread, and any recipe featuring olive oil as a key ingredient."

- Tara's Multicultural Table Features

"SPARTAN OIL differs from most commercial brands – even “high-end” ones – in a few regards. The oil is harvested from trees 700 years old, and pressed within 24 hours of harvest. It is honestly extra-virgin, raw, and unfiltered. Konstas refers to his brand as “bold,” but not bitter nor too peppery. He calls it “smooth."

- Connection Newspapers

"Pericles Konstas is a local importer of olive oil from his families orchards in Greece.  I was inspired after I returned home to develop a bread recipe that would highlight  this olive oil.  I used his Spartan Oil and the results were great."

- A Passion for Entertaining Features

"We recently visited a Greek restaurant when we were in Chapel Hill, NC.  I automatically thought of the Greek olive oil I purchased from Spartan Oil a few weeks ago.  I decided to create a tart that highlighted the oil with kalamata olives, feta cheese, caramelized onions and pine nuts.  The results were wonderful..."

A Passion for Entertaining Features

"To celebrate his one-year milestone, Konstas will give one lucky winner a year’s supply of the award-winning extra virgin olive oil. In the week leading up to the grand prize drawing on Oct. 12, Konstas will give away a bottle a day."

- Lorraine Eaton, The Virginian-Pilot

"The basket from the Virginia-based company contains its extra-virgin olive oil in a refillable stoneware bottle, Lindera Farms elderflower vinegar and sea salt from J.Q. Dickinson. Small ($50), medium ($80) and large ($100, pictured) baskets made of weathered wood." 

- Deb Lindsey, The Washington Post