Sure, it can be misconstrued as pretentiousness, but after a decade of producing her own, she’s an olive oil insider, intimate with last year’s poor harvest. 2014 was a black year for olive oil, a 15-year low in global production that saw key producers like Spain, Italy and Morocco’s output falling 40 to 50 per cent below average.
Source: The great olive oil swindle
It’s not the first time olive oil fraud has been covered, but the nice part about the article is it provides a couple of things to look for when tasting. I’ve noticed there’s no smell in the normal olive oil I’ve bought to date, but the extra virgin does. I’ll have to review to figure out if it’s proper.