Next time you enter your extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in an Australian competition that claims it is using official IOC standard olive oil tasting glasses, you might like to ask yourself – and the organiser – if your oil really will be judged using the official glass.
There are Australian EVOO competitions claiming that they use this glass to judge all oils entered in their competition.
Or is this glass only reserved for use in judging oils in line for major awards and trophies?
The COF has heard of conflicting reports from credible sources, where plastic cups have been used to judge oils in the initial rounds of judging and where the IOC standard olive oil tasting glass was only used in the final round of judging.
After all, you are paying to enter a competition which insinuates all EVOOs are judged using the official IOC standard olive oil tasting glass.