Savantes Melbourne 2014 - Tasting the World’s Leading Olive Oils

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The format of Savantes has changed. While retaining the guidance given to relatively inexperienced tasters, we have recognised that more experienced tasters are participating to experience the range of oils uniquely brought together. So we have shifted the emphasis from formal presentations to moderated discussion of relevant data provided and greater participation in taste and flavour description.

The 2014 Melbourne Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes programme will be lead by Simon Field. For more information about Simon, as well as previous Savantes presenters, visit the Savantes Presenters.

Register of International Savantes

During the session ‘Testing Your Skills as a Taster’ on day 3, participants can opt to be evaluated for Associate Savante status and Membership of the Register of International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes.

The taste tests assess tasting skill and knowledge of the range of styles and flavour of extra virgin olive oils from around the world.

To achieve Associate Savante status a score of 60% is required, a score of 80% gives the participant full Savante status and Membership of the Savantes Register.

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