Olive harvests in Australia have been coming in since April, with harvesting ending in July. Don’t forget folks, the Southern Hemisphere growing seasons are opposite those of the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s fresh olive and extra virgin olive oil time below the Equator.
The Adelaide Review will be hosting it’s second “Olive Harvest” taste panel for South Australian olive oil producers. The taste panel will be held in September 2011 with the results reported in The Adelaide Review’s October issue.
The panel will consist of Richard Gawel, a consultant taster and blender for a number of Australian olive oil companies; Lisa Rowntree, who has spent the past 12 years in South East Australia growing and producing extra virgin olive oil for the domestic and export markets; and Brian Miller, who has lots of experience in fine food and wine marketing and promotion.
It’s definitely time to buy some wonderful fresh extra virgin olive oil from the countries on planet Earth’s southside.
May the sun shine through your branches.