|The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes programmes in Seville and London (March 2013) and New York (August 2013) will be presented by Olive Oil Expert Simon Field, founder of the Savantes Programme.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes New York 2013, London 2013, Melbourne 2013 and Seville 2013 Presenter
Simon Field, organiser of Savantes, is a producer of organic olives and olive oil, table olive processor and olive oil trader.
He is the author of the Olive Handbook, The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taster’s Companion, The Table Olive Handbook, The Olive Oil Maker’s Handbook, and The Olive and Olive Oil Marketer’s Handbook.
He travels extensively organising tasting and cooking programmes, and researching the production, sale and culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil.
Simon has presented the programme in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa and Spain
Presenters from Previous Savantes Programs
|Judy Ridgway is the author of ‘The Best Olive Oil Buys Around the World’ and travels the world tasting and evaluating extra virgin olive oils. She is an author, broadcaster and journalist specialising in all aspects of taste and flavour. She is an international judge and expert on olive oil and an acknowledged authority on wine, cheese, vinegar, mustard, condiments and charcuterie. She has written more than 55 books on olive oil, food and wine and is a regular contributor to a variety of trade and consumer publications. She also appears on radio and television. She is a co-founder of Savantes. Visit Judy’s website at www.oliveoil.org.uk
Judy Ridgway has presented the programme in Australia, the United Kingdom and Spain
|Gerardo Jiménez Luquehas 12 years experience in the field of olive oil covering all aspects from growing and producing to tasting. He is a respected state-appointed Master Taster in olive oil and has given training courses in many different countries.
He leads tasting panels and is an auditor for companies wanting to improve and optimise their production and quality of extra virgin olive oil.
Geraldo has presented the programme in Spain and Italy