Order any meal in a restaurant here in Spain and you are immediately brought olive oil and vinegar in plain glass bottles to dress your food. In some posh restaurants the oil will come in a glass jug or a dipping bowl but not any more.
From 1 January 2014, olive oil must come in pre-packaged, factory bottles with a tamper proof dispensing nozzle according to a directive from the EU. They say this is to protect the consumer from being offered an inferior product.
What nonsense, nobody would be fooled by being offered a different product – we all know what decent olive oil looks, smells and tastes like. This spells the death of local producers of artisan oil that supply discerning restaurants with their products.