How to spot fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by Vitina and Stephen Feo July 02, 2019

How to spot fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steps to spot fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. Clean your palate with a piece of Apple.
  2. Pour a little bit of Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) into a small shot glass.
  3. Cup the glass in one hand and cover it with the other hand to trap the aromas.
  4. Hold it and swirl it for a minute or two.
  5. Hover your nose over the glass and take a good whiff of the aroma. You may notice the smell of fresh-cut-grass, artichokes, tomatoes, lemon and other vegetation grown near the olive groves in Sicily.
  6. Now take a sip of the oil. DON’T BE WIMPY. If you get a drop on the tip of your tongue, you won’t be able to appreciate all the qualities of Papa Vince EVOO. You want all the taste buds of your entire mouth to be involved.
  7. Suck air through the oil to coax more aromas out of it, then close your mouth & breath through your nose. This ‘retronasal’ perception will give you a whole bunch of other flavor notes.
  8. Now swallow some, or all of the oil. Pungency is a positive characteristic of EVOO that will cause a peppery sensation like the hotness of chillies in the back of your throat. Pungency can be mild or intense enough to make you cough, once, twice and even three times. Coughing is regarded as a sign of quality EVOO.

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