Olive Oil Tastings

Olive Oil Tastings
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Il Melograno has 200 protected olive trees, producing some of the finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Puglia, this is the firm opinion of the Official taster of the Republic of Italy and our sommelier. Their fascinating session covers the olive oil market today, poor blending to avoid, storing olive oil, harvest and production.


You will find out how to taste olive oil, warming the glass and smelling it, then discuss comparative qualities. The warmth of your throat might bring out the spice in a Leccino oil, the edge of the tongue senses a bitterness in a Coratina, making it ideal with a typical Apulian chicory fava bean dish while Il Melagrano’s is fruity, light and perfect!


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