This year’s SA Olive awards will be led by international panel leader Sue Langstaff.
Sue Langstaff is a sensory scientist working for her own consulting company, Applied Sensory, LLC.
She is the leader of the UC Davis Olive Oil Taste Panel and is a member of two other olive oil taste panels: the California Olive Oil Council Taste Panel and the University of California Cooperative Extension Olive Oil Research Taste Panel.
Sue was also a judge at the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition – Northern Hemisphere and has judged four years for the California Olive Oil Competition presented by Yolo County Fair and two years for the Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition. Also judged Olives NZ competition.
She is co-editor of the book “Olive Oil Sensory Science” and she is the creator of “The Defects Wheel for Olive Oil.”