Oct. 25, 2022
Countless factors influence the flavors in extra virgin olive oils. Understanding the basics can lead to satisfying results.
Oct. 24, 2022
Researchers in Spain Investigate Positive Organoleptic Attributes of EVOO
A study identifies new methods to better understand the "green fruity" and "ripe fruity" organoleptic profiles of extra virgin olive oil.
Jun. 22, 2022
Scientists Identify Gene Responsible for Olive Oil’s Aroma
Researchers determined that manipulating the 13-HPL gene could allow farmers to predict olive oil aroma or create new cultivars with specific aromas.
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.
Jul. 9, 2019
Sommelier Program Heads to San Francisco
The Olive Oil Times Education Lab's Sommelier Certification Program will convene within the San Francisco Art Institute in the city’s Marina District.
Mar. 10, 2019
NYIOOC Returns to International Culinary Center
The International Culinary Center in New York will host the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition and its Sommelier Certification Program back-to-back this May.
Feb. 28, 2019
Sommelier Program to Follow 2019 NYIOOC
The eighth edition of the widely acclaimed program for olive oil sensory evaluation will follow the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition this May.
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.
Jan. 16, 2017
Second Olive Oil Sommelier Course Sold Out
The course will be held at the International Culinary Center February 4-10. The next one is scheduled for September.
Jan. 2, 2017
Sommelier Certification Course Returns to NY with Intensive 7-Day Program
The Olive Oil Program at New York's International Culinary Center returns next month with a comprehensive, week-long course for those who wish to achieve olive oil sommelier certification.
Dec. 8, 2016
Tradition Breeds Better Nutrition in Italian Children
To improve the eating habits of Italian kids, sommelier Nicola Di Noia offers seminars for children on the secrets of extra virgin olive oil.
Nov. 2, 2016
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.