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Johnny Madge

Johnny Madge
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Born 1st July 1959 in the United Kingdom
Degree in the History of Art Cambridge 1978-81
Came to live in Italy in 1982 and took an immediate interest in olive oil.

2002 opened an olive oil bar in Sabina

2004 started working as a taster for the Slow Food Extravergini Guide

2004 presented olive oil and Slow Food on the BBC tv Countryfile programme

2005 was invited to present olive oil to Slow Food UK in London

2006 held olive oil tastings in London, Edinburgh and Bristol

2008 started the Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour introducing tourists to olive oil

2009 was invited to present the food culture of Lazio (including an olive oil tasting) for the Gary Rhodes "Rhodes Through Italy" tv programme

2011 presented Lazio olive oil in Berlin and Munich

2011 judged olive oils at Extrascape

2012 participated in the first Varietals olive oil tour in Crete

2012 presented Lazio olive oil in London

2013 invited to the First International New York Olive Oil Competition to talk about bitterness in olive oil

2012 participated in the second Varietals olive oil tour in Italy

2013 participated in the ONAOO olive oil tasters course

2014 invited to be apprentice judge at the Olive Japan olive oil competition

2014 invited by Food Unwrapped in the UK to present a tv programme about olive oil fraud

2014 November participated in the 3rd Varietals trip, this time in Spain, where press interest was intense and enthusiastic


11:00 AM
Taste some of Italy's Best Olive Oils with Expert Shipper, Johnny Madge

Johnny Madge is recognized as one of the world's experts on olive oil. His guided tours of olive oil estates in Italy receive rave reviews.

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