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Simon Field from Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes International  will help enhance your ability to taste and use olive oil with flavour and quality, using local and other oils from regions around the world. This is a unique opportunity to learn this special skill.

Review and Certification of your Tasting Ability

Participants will also undertake the International Savantes Review Skills Test which rewards those who achieve 60% and 80% with the world recognised Associate Savante and Savante certification respectively.

For current Associates and Savantes see

Monday 29th (10.00 to 17.00) and Tuesday 30th January (10.00 to 15.30)

Venue: Kunjani Wine Tasting Centre, Devonvale

Price: R2052 pp (incl) (R1800 excl)



10.00 – 10.15              Welcome

10.15 - 11.00               Review of the World Olive Oil Industry

11.00 - 11.15               Break

11.15 - 12.00               Taste and Flavour – getting to know our palates and noses

12.00 – 12.45              Tasting for Style – becoming familiar with the range of intensities of extra virgin olive oil

12.45 – 13.15              Lunch (included)

13.15 - 14.15               Tasting for Flavour – describing the flavours of extra virgin olive oil

14.15 - 14.45               Break

14.45 - 15.00               Common defects of olive oil

15.00 - 16.00               Tasting different extra virgin olive oil varietals

16.00 - 17.00               Culinary and other uses of extra virgin olive oil



10.00 – 12.00              Savantes Review tasting test

12.00 - 14.00               Degustation lunch using extra virgin olive oils with discussion of flavours – presented by Linda Costa

14.00 – 15.00              Open Forum Q&A, Team Competition details

15.00                           Presentation of Review Results with Certificates for those who achieve Associate or Savante status


For further information contact:

Linda Costa  083 3004 703 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.