That refers to taste-testing olive oil. There is controversy about using organoleptic assessment to determine the grade of an olive oil by mostly the large producers arguing that taste tests are subjective…even while properly trained panels have shown remarkable consistency. But there’s no debate that tasting olive oil is the best way to know if it’s really good.
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