A first for the Australian Olive Oil industry with more than 25 Olive Growers and aficionados taking part in an Olive Oil Tasting Course with a core focus on Provenance. The course was lead by Dr Richard Gawel, International Sensory Expert and Senior Researcher.
OLIVE growers are refining new provenance branding to market their products, with South Australian researchers leading the way.
Dr Richard Gawel, from SA, is working with more than 100 members of Olives South Australia and the Queensland Olive Council to investigate a product designation of origin (PDO) system for Australian extra-virgin olive oils.
Identity is a huge selling point for winemakers and now Australia’s olive industry is set to follow suit.
An initiative is underway to assess whether location can significantly impact an oil’s flavour and chemistry profile in a bid to create regional palate profiles.
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