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Sol at Vinitaly


Last week I went to Vinitaly in Verona and I spent some time in the pavilion dedicated mainly to olive oil, Sol. It was a great chance to taste olive oil from all over Italy. There are some pretty big differences between the fruity oils of Garda lake in the North and some of the fatty, briny oil of Puglia in the south. Italy is all about diversity from north to south and you can certainly taste it in the oils.

I was on the lookout for a good, light tasting oil for drizzling on fish. I tasted a few from Sicily and Liguria so I will keep you posted if anything comes of these initial tastings.

What tasting all this oil made me realise is how good our oil from Francesco in Umbira is! However, my goal is to eventually import a number of oils that can be used in all kinds of cooking from grilled fish to salads. My olive oil adventure is just beginning.