Michael North aka The Olive Oil Man from The Olive Trail introduces seasonal fresh olive oil, olive leaf tea, balsamic & fine vinegar dressings...
...the Trailmasters Choice for proven provenance & quality.
From The Daily Telegraph 27/12/11:
"Four out of five bottles of Italian olive oil are being adulterated with lower quality oil from Greece, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco. Italian Customs and their Guardia di Finanza have been investigating with the encouragement of one of Italy’s biggest agricultural organizations. Thirteen producers/manufacturers are involved – “there are some very famous names”. So that confirms not only what you have been saying about the all too common practice of cutting fresh oil with old stuff, but the Italians, Europe’s second biggest producer after Spain, are actually importing 470,000 tonnes and exporting only 250,000 tonnes if the report is to be believed. Britain consumes about 28m litres of olive oil a year, double the amount of ten years ago."
This could well have the same effect on Italian olive oil sales that the Austrian antifreeze scandal had on its wine sales. Italian olive oil? Caveat emptor.
Hope this helps your business!
Brgds, Derek (Club Member) | December 2011
"I would just like to say (I am member #69) that I was initially sceptical about your oil, especially at the price and annual commitment, but I am truly converted. I believe that your olive oil is the equivalent, for someone who appreciates a quality glass of wine, to the difference between a cheap Valpolicella and a great Brunello. Need I say more! Best wishes, John & Ally March 2009"
YOU BUY FRESH MILK FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRESH BREAD | SO WHY NOT FRESH OLIVE OIL?
Olive oil is a fruit juice and is only harvested once a year! The olive starts to deteriorate immediately the fruit leaves the tree and is always best fresh! Some olive oils can be rancid and taste aweful within six months!
The southern hemisphere is now producing some excellent extra virgin olive oils and their harvest is in the other half of the year to the Mediterranean countries. In fact, there are now over 35 countries growing olive trees.
YOUR OWN PRIVATE OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER…
Michael North, epicure, Club Founder and expert will carefully select the Worlds best seasonal fresh olive oils that each harvest has to offer. He will bring“cutting edge” flavours to delight even the most ardent epicure, also take a look at our range of amazing all natural real balsamic vinegars - sin free too!
BEWARE OF IMPOSTERS - NOT ALL OLIVE OILS ARE THE SAME AND THERE IS MORE HERE