Good olive oil is usually pretty expensive. If you want to get the freshest bang for your buck, the coming winter is a good time to buy a new bottle.
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If you've been using the same bottle of olive oil for a long time, chances are, you're not getting the freshest flavour. Early winter is a good time to replace your old bottles, says Epicurious. That's because olives are usually harvested in autumn and bottled a few weeks later. They explain:
Your oil won't just taste fresh - it will taste amazing. The sooner you buy olive oil after it's been pressed, the fresher that oil will taste - not just delicious, but filled with all the distinctive flavours of those just-picked olives.
More specifically, olives are harvested from May to July in Australia, but late winter is still a good time to buy. If you're buying an expensive bottle, we've told you how to make sure you're getting the real deal. Beyond that, Epicurious also offers their own specific recommendations at the link below.
Why It's Time to Change Your (Olive) Oil [Epicurious]