Reflections Summer Issue | Volume 17, Number 3 - Page 35

LIFE ’

Here ’ s how I heard the story …

An American couple travels to Italy to enjoy the cuisine , sip the local wine , and drizzle the finest extra virgin olive oil onto freshly baked bread , still warm from the oven . They knew from years of visiting tasting rooms that Mediterranean countries produce the finest olive oil in the world , and now they were ready to experience it for themselves , first hand . As they approached the tasting counter they told the attendant : “ We ’ ve traveled many miles and we ’ ve waited many years , but finally we are here and we would like to sample the best olive oil in the world .”
The attendant , not quite sure what to say , decided to tell them the truth : “ I am very sorry to have to tell you this ,” he said . “ But if you ’ re looking for the best olive oil in the world , you ’ re going to have to travel to Georgia .”
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