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Savantes Newsletter - New dates, New Method of Olive Oil Profiling

Savantes Newsletter - New dates, New Method of Olive Oil Profiling

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Welcome to the Savantes Newsletter

The Savantes Newsletter brings you the latest news, events and information about the global Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes Programme.

¬†‚Ä欆 ¬† Monday, 15 January 2024 ‚Äć ‚Äć

‚ÄćSavantes Presents a New Method of Olive Oil Profiling in Australia and Europe¬†

‚Äć‚ÄćSearching for a more appealing way of giving consumers a taste of the wonderful flavours of extra virgin olive oil (evoo), Savantes has developed the Savourgram¬© and the FlavourSum¬©.¬†


The new concepts will be launched at the Savantes programme in Melbourne Australia on 16th and 17th March 2023. A wonderful selection of some of the worlds leading extra virgin olive oil producers have sent their new season products for tasting. These oils come from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Australia.  

Under the mantra of increasing the global consumption of extra virgin olive oil, the programme will build on the basics of technical tasting, then add the emotional and practical elements needed to sell the product to consumers. Participants will first focus on the product, and then the people who use it.  

All the competencies acquired are summarised in the Savantes FlavourSum© = Emotion+vison+sound+aroma+mouthfeel+taste. The flavour profile is presented through the Savourgram© which graphically represents the intensities and persistence of the three positive characteristics of evoo; fruitiness, bitterness and fieriness, and identifies the food flavours. 

Sample Savantes Savourgram©


‚ÄćThis unique multi-dimensional representation allows two oils to be compared on the same spreadsheet and many oils to be included in the one workbook. The Savourgrams¬© of evoos tasted at Savantes will all be recorded in one workbook and sent to the producers with only their oils identified. This will give a valuable comparison with other oils in the marketplace.¬†

The two-day programme will also cover current markets, regulations, health benefits and food associations. 

Participants will undertake the Savantes Skills Test which will give them a measure of their competency as a taster on the global Savantes and Associate Savantes scale. 

After the launch in Melbourne the new concept will be launched in southern Spain in the last quarter of 2023. Expressions of interest to attend the launch in Europe are invited as places will be limited. 

To register for the Melbourne programme go to 

Register an expression of interest to attend the launch in Europe

‚ÄćDiary Dates

‚Äć‚ÄćExtra Virgin Olive Oil¬†Savantes Australia 2023

16 and 17 March 2023

Melbourne, Australia

Information and Registrations


European Events (Expression of Interest)

Late 2023

Information and Registrations