Winery Alert

I wince when I hear someone say that he or she couldn’t possibly drink olive oil. “Gross!” is how it is usually put. I’m sorry to hear something culturally learned treated as a timeless truth. So I was pleased when my friend Aaron Blaisdell reminded me that wineries are beginning to have olive oil tastings. What is learned can be unlearned. The more accepted olive oil drinking becomes, the less I will have to hear “gross!” when it is suggested.

Here is a NY Times article about these tastings. If anyone doing olive oil tastings reads this, I hope you will post about your event in the announcements section of the SLD forums. I suspect many forum readers are becoming oil connoisseurs.