An alternative to the common blue tasting glass has been developed by Elaia Zait IDD, S.L, and the University of Jaén. Together, they have created the red tasting glass, which was validated by the International Olive Council.
The colour was chosen for its ability to make olive oil appear colourless from the outside, meaning the glass complies with standard COI/T.20/Doc. No. 5 of the Method for the Organoleptic Assessment of Olive Oil: “Made of dark-coloured glass to prevent the taster from perceiving the colour of the oil, thus eliminating any prejudices and impeding the possible formation of biases or tendencies that might affect the objectiveness of the determination.”