In 1997 Olive Business planted an olive grove, with the aim of producing extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality. We explore this legacy of olive oil production and how it has led to an international olive oil appreciation movement.
For 16 years Olive Business through its subsidiary Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes, has brought together the world’s best extra virgin olive oils for tasting, initially in Australia and now all over the world – UK, USA, Italy, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand. In addition to evaluating flavours, the three-day programme covers the olive oil market, quality regulations, culinary uses, health benefits and competitions.
Savantes Returns to New York with Leading Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes - New York, USA
June 21 - 23, 2017
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes has been held in New York since 2012, and returns to Manhattan in 2017, bringing some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world for participants to taste, expanding their tasting knowledge, skills and experience.
Excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Valuable Knowledge and Good Company makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes Much More than Tasting
- Taste the wide range of styles and flavour of extra virgin olive oils from many regions around the world
- Taste current international award winners from the northern and southern hemispheres
- Practice your blending skill
- Evaluate by comparison the extra virgin olive oil you produce or supply
- Discuss market trends in producing and importing countries
- Be up to date with current quality standards and the debate around new testing methods
- Explore the culinary and health selling points of extra virgin olive oil
- Make friends and expand your networks worldwide
- Achieve recognition of your own tasting ability and knowledge by becoming an Associate Savante or Member of the Register of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes
At each Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes tasting programme, participants taste a range of the world's best extra virgin olive oils. The list below contains the oils tasted during the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes tasting programme held in Chicago, USA.
We are always grateful to the oil producers, distributors and retailers who provide their oil to the tasting progamme each year, helping to provide participants with the broadest tasting experience possible and developing their tasting skills and experience.