The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes tasting programme was established in Melbourne in 2001, and since then has been run locations including New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy. In 2013 Savantes will be presented in Seville, London and the East Coast of the USA.
Below are some of the comments made by Savantes Participants:
‘It was a fantastic few days. We tasted international oils we would never normally have the chance to experience, tasted and blended our own oils, and, importantly we met other olive oil enthusiasts and learned more about their thoughts and opinions’.
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
‘I just learnt so much fascinating stuff it was really a worthwhile experience’.
‘The program does a better job than any I have experienced at celebrating the art of extra virgin olive oil while also addressing the business realities of the ever-changing world market’.
‘It was a fantastic experience and safe environment to learn in’.
London, United Kingdom
‘Tasting a wide range of different extra virgin olive oils from Australia and around the world gave us the opportunity to experience the different flavors and identify the numerous notes within some very complex olive oils’.
‘We wanted to experience and learn about oils from a global perspective and Savantes certainly met our expectations. We have not found another course that offers what Savantes does’.
‘I particularly enjoyed networking with a variety of people involved in the olive industry, from retailers through to growers and everywhere in between, and from all parts of the world’.
And from New York 2012
‘Thanks again for a wonderful and educational week. One of the best events I have ever attended.’
‘I thought the program was really great and very challenging. One really needs a lot of practice to describe the flavors and smells in the oils. That is why there are experts like you!’
‘Of course, you’ve done a fantastic job today! I’m so glad to see the engagement and active participation by the whole group in the session and have heard nothing but positive comments from the attendees.’
‘Thank you so much for a wonderful event last week. I really enjoyed seeing the group work together during the program.’
‘I truly enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.’