Savantes New York 2015
Savantes Returns to New York with Leading Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes - New York, USA
February 25 - 27, 2015
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes has been held in New York since 2012, and returns to Manhattan in 2015, bringing some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world for participants to taste, expanding their tasting knowledge, skills and experience.
Founded in 2001, Savantes is an independent organisation which promotes excellence in the evaluation of extra virgin olive oils and their culinary use. The three-day programme highlights the unique tastes of olive oils from all regions around the world. Sessions also discuss the current market conditions and health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
Increasingly olive oil trading enterprises and associations are providing scholarships to the Savantes programme to educate their customers and the food media to understand, purchase and promote high quality extra virgin olive oil. The same trading enterprises are encouraging their employees to achieve Associate Savante or Savante status as a demonstration of due diligence in quality control and defence against adverse reports and publicity from product testing agencies and predatory testing campaigns.
Oils Tasted at Savantes Toledo 2014
In September 2014 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes returned to Spain. For the first time the programme was held in Toledo, and once again participants tasted some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world.
As always, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes would like to thank the producers, processors, distributors and retailers who provided their oils for the programme and provide such a range of oils for participants to expand their tasting experience and knowledge.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes Toledo, Spain
‘The course surprised me very much. It is way more advanced than any other course that I went to in the past. I mention "advanced" meaning that you see olive oil from a higher perspective than a regular technical course. You learn how to love olive oil from the heart of the olive oil.’
This and other accolades followed the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes programme in Toledo. Participants included leading Spanish producers and administrators, and others from Jordan and Greece.
The range of extra virgin olive oils tasted provided the full range of styles from the main producing countries, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, as well as smaller and emerging producers of high quality olive oils from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Peru. France, Tunisia and Jordan.