Hosted by Packtec and coordinated by Hamman Marketing Associates, the olive oil mission is designed to showcase Tunisia and its rich culinary backdrop to prominent US olive oil buyers including importers, foodservice and retail distributors, online and wholesalers and retailers, culinary experts and key retailers. [Photo: Bill Sanders, CEO of Crush and Press and 100% Tunisia olive oil spokesperson]
Besides visits to olive groves and processing facilities, the group will visit museums, archeological sites, historic Carthage, and enjoy shopping in the Medina and traditional Tunisian dinners.
The mission is part of a larger program to promote 100% Tunisian olive oil in the US market. The tradition of Tunisian olive oil dates back centuries. Located along Africa’s northern coast just 60 nautical miles from the island of Sicily, Tunisia is the world’s fourth largest producer of olive oil.
Because of its extraordinary taste, color and aroma, Tunisian olive oil is often blended with other oils, but as consumers are becoming more sophisticated, demand is growing for pure, unblended, 100% Tunisian olive oil.
Thanks to a unique terrain and Mediterranean climate, Tunisia has a deep-rooted history and culture in the production of olive oil.
Bill Sanders stated, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the 100% Tunisian olive oil trade mission. A first-hand visit to Tunisia’s land and its people will allow me, along with those of us who are touting the benefits of olive oil, to better represent its joys and benefits to the US. This is the first time that others will be able to share some of my extraordinary experiences in Europe by following along online.”
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ABOUT CRUSH AND PRESS
Founded by culinary expert Bill Sanders in 2009, Crush and Press is a company that “promotes the enjoyment of these wonderful nectars by providing consumers and companies with information on the proper and healthy use of olive oil and different ways to explore wines.” The Washington, DC-based firm provides information, training and tips for exploring, using and enjoying olive oil and wine. Crush and Press will soon be enhancing its services by enabling web visitors to purchase olive oil and other gourmet food products through its online store. For more information, visit www.crushandpress.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-966-8530.
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ABOUT BILL SANDERS
As founder and CEO of Crush and Press, Bill Sanders is a widely recognized authority on olive oil and wine. The Kentucky-raised gourmet offers a rare combination of culinary expertise and a resume of success across an array of businesses and lifestyle interests.
Mr. Sanders studies led him to UC-Davis’ Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil with subsequent studies at the Culinary Institute of America-Greystone in Napa. He also earned the French Wine Society’s Master-Level Certificates-
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