Pompeian, founded in 1906, is one of the leading importers, bottlers and distributors of olive oils and wine vinegars in the United States. The company became the first brand of olive oil nationally introduced in the United States. Pompeian also offers other foods from the Mediterranean including cooking wines, prepared olives, and artichoke hearts. Its olive oils and vinegars are easily distinguished on the grocery store shelves by Pompeian's patented tapered bottles. As a leading importer of olive oil, Pompeian offers a variety of products from the best olive groves and its quality control ensures consistent taste with a perfect balance of flavor, color, bouquet and clarity. At its U.S. headquarters in the port city of Baltimore, Pompeian maintains naturally insulated underground storage tanks to keep the imported olive oil at optimum temperature, no matter the season, until it can be packed in containers.