Tasting Olive Oil

Aug. 26, 2021

Certain Food Proteins Reduce Bitterness and Pungency of EVOO

The findings could pave the way to increase the appeal of extra virgin olive oil for consumers turned off by bitter and pungent flavors.

Jun. 17, 2021

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Heads to Croatia

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab's flagship five-day sommelier program will be presented in Postira, Croatia coinciding with the fourth annual World Championship of Olive Picking and the local olive harvest this October.

Feb. 6, 2021

A Pioneering Blind Sensory Panel in Tunisia

A group of young blind Tunisians seeks certification of its tasting panel program.

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Jul. 8, 2020

Famed New York Culinary School Will Close Its Doors

The International Culinary Center will be absorbed by New York's Institute for Culinary Education.

May. 1, 2020

Judging Underway in 8th NYIOOC, Results to Be Unveiled May 11

Expert judges begin analyzing over 850 entries in their homes and offices as the world's most prestigious olive oil competition gets underway during the coronavirus lockdown.

Mar. 30, 2020

Consumers Reject EVOO Bitterness, Study Finds

New research analyzes how consumers perceive and evaluate bitterness in olive oils.

Jan. 29, 2019

37 Complete Sommelier Program in London

Olive oil professionals and enthusiasts from 17 countries gathered in central London as the prestigious program made its European debut.

Jan. 17, 2019

Sommelier Program to Commence in London

The London edition of the acclaimed six-day olive oil sommelier course will begin this weekend in Bloomsbury.

Nov. 12, 2018

Six-Day Program in London to Train New Generation of Olive Oil Experts

Few spots remain in the first London edition of the renowned program on olive oil quality assessment.

Oct. 1, 2018

Why One Good EVOO in Your Kitchen Is Not Enough

Olive oils, like wines, should be chosen to produce the ideal combination with the foods you're preparing.

Sep. 20, 2018

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Expands to London

The London edition of the acclaimed program will be held January 20-25 in Bloomsbury.

Sep. 19, 2018

18 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Professionals and enthusiasts from eight countries who completed the six-day program at the International Culinary Center said they were eager to use their expertise to educate others and advance innovative projects.

Jun. 21, 2018

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Returns to California

It will be the sixth edition of the groundbreaking course organized by the Olive Oil Times Education Lab in partnership with the International Culinary Center.

Nov. 2, 2016

Ayvalik’s Olive Oil Prodigy

Tasting olive oil makes Suzan Kantarci Savas happy. Such joy will serve her well in New York this April when she returns with her colleagues to taste over 900 samples in the world's largest olive oil competition.

Oct. 19, 2016

Olive Oil Sommelier Course Debuts in New York

The groundbreaking olive oil sensory assessment program at the International Culinary Center seeks to turn out expert olive oil tasters. Participants of the first level course agreed they're well on their way.

Aug. 19, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Know Your Olive Oil is a Ripoff

So you splurged for extra virgin olive oil, but did you get what you paid for? Here are five sure signs you got ripped.

Jul. 25, 2016

Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Course at New York's International Culinary Center

The renowned International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab will present the first Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Level 1 Course October 8-10 at the ICC’s SoHo campus.

Apr. 14, 2016

International Culinary Center to Offer Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

The new program's executive director, Curtis Cord and Dorothy Hamilton, the founder of the International Culinary Center, announced the joint project at the NYIOOC press conference today.

Apr. 4, 2016

Increased Attention on Olive Oil Volatile Compounds

Increased attention is being paid to the study of volatile compounds in virgin olive oil and their interactions with the sensory profile.

Aug. 24, 2015

High Society: Chemists Recognize 9 Olive Oil Tasting Panels that Made the Grade

The American Oil Chemists' Society anointed 9 panels on its annual list of top tasters.

Aug. 3, 2015

Courses on Lake Garda for Tasters and Experts

O’Live & Italy, founded by Maria Paola Gabusi, is offering courses on olive oil tasting and much more.

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