In reply to those of you who are interested in experiencing the tastes and flavours of olive oil in more depth here are details of a number of tasting classes and courses being held in various European countries before the end of the year. Contact the organisers for full details.
Savantes Dublin Master Class Euro 150
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September
Simon Field of founder of Savantes International will be running this one and a half day course with Karen Cryan at Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin. As well as looking in depth at the styles and specific flavour characteristics of various oils from aroud the world the course will also include the Savantes tasting test.
Judy Ridgway London one day tasting course £180.00 (No VAT)
Friday 20th October
I will be holding another of my one day olive oil tasting and appreciation courses in London with a range of extra virgin olive oils from around the world, together with IOC samples of faulty oils. The fee include all the oils and a light lunch.
International Master Course Lake Garda
Date Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st October
Maria Paola Gabusi of Olive&Italy will be running a three day course tasting some of the best oils in the world and looking at how processing can affect quality, taste and flavour, how defects occur and how a panel works. There will also be a visit to a local mill.
For more information: http://www.maripaqueendom.com/o-live-italy Maria Paola Gabusi <email@example.com>
October and November
The Olive Oil Workshop, Seville, workshops and market tours
Alexis Kerner is offering short two hour workshops in either Spanish or English covering the process of olive oil production, basic attributes and defects, in depth tasting of three oils and a look at nutrition and cooking with olive oil. She also organises longer events taking in a market tour and/or a mill tour. Dates depend on demand but are possible every day except Sunday.
For more information: The Olive Oil Workshop firstname.lastname@example.org