How to Taste Olive Oil with Oleologist Nicholas Coleman

Have you ever had the urge to cough after tasting an olive oil? That peppery burn could be a sign that you’re tasting an olive oil of superior quality.

In today’s video, we welcome back oleologist Nicholas Coleman to teach us what tasting notes to look for in high quality olive oils. Nicholas challenges our host Carole Mac to find different flavor notes from early and late harvest oils, and teaches her how to identify olive oils that have gone bad. You won’t want to miss Carole’s face when she tastes defective olive oil!! Plus, add a word to your foodie vocabulary with an introduction to the “strepaggio” technique of tasting.

Don’t pay top dollar for spoiled olive oil! Like a corked wine, some olive oils have one or two small defects that can ruin the entire bottle. You will learn what tasting notes to avoid and which are the absolutely best after watching this video. And if you want to be able to find a great olive oil by only looking at the label, watch our recent video with Nicholas on how to buy olive oil.

Nicholas’s company Grove and Vine is a subscription service that sends the absolute freshest olive oil directly to your door. Don’t forget to use the Wine4Food coupon code at checkout for $20 off your first order!

Thanks to Grand Vin in Hoboken for allowing us to use their space for this episode. If you liked this video and want to see more content about food, wine, and olive oil, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Instagram. Thanks for watching!