Monday 4th February
Olive Oil Tasting
with Sarah Wolferstan
My name is Sarah Wolferstan, and I am the English half of Alivu. At a culinary retreat I heard the phrase liquid landscape to describe a wine. The speaker was referring to wine’s terroir – the special quality of a food or drink that makes it unique.
When we eat olive oil we are tasting a particular cultivar – or a blend of several. We are also tasting a liquid landscape: the soil, the air, the sun, the plants that surround that tree. Terroir encompasses the work that has gone into making the oil; the journey it’s made from field to plate over several seasons, but also the thousands of years’ worth of farmers’ decisions that have made olive trees what they are today.
As a Cultural Heritage practitioner and environmentalist, I am fascinated by the long-term view of food-making traditions, and the social and economic context of farming, as well as its ethics. As an EVOO sommelier-in-training I am in my element telling the story of Olive Oil from its pre-historic origins to the present day.
Venue: The Old Bell Hotel Malmesbury
Time 10.30 meet and greet for coffee
Guest speaker: Between 11 and 12 noon with lunch to follow
Price: Ladies club membership for the year £40.00 includes
£13.50 Two courses
£16.50 Three courses
Refer a friend who joins the Ladies club and you enjoy your lunch on us on your chosen date.