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Sep. 29, 2021

Book Lays Out Best Practices for Olive Oil Production in Greece

In his third book, Vasilios Frantzolas dispels production myths still prevalent in Greece.

Aug. 16, 2021

New Book Serves as Daily Guide for Following the Mediterranean Diet

‘The Real Mediterranean Diet’ offers readers a digestible explanation of the health benefits of the diet and tips on how to improve daily eating habits.

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.

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Mar. 9, 2021

Ryan Seacrest Wants to Make Organic Olive Oil

The American television star is growing his own olive trees and plans to make olive oil. One expert suggests Seacrest seek guidance from professionals and do some research.

Feb. 17, 2021

Bringing Olive Oil Tourism to Greece’s Most Popular Island

Anita Zachou is determined to turn Mykonos into a leading olive oil tourism destination, even though the island produces no EVOO of its own.

Feb. 16, 2021

Olive Oil Times Launches Distance Education Portal

Pre-recorded video lessons and live, interactive workshops cover topics ranging from olive cultivation and oil production to tasting, nutrition and health.

Jan. 29, 2020

38 Complete Sommelier Program in London

A diverse, international group of professionals gathered in central London to for a comprehensive five-day program on olive oil quality.

Jan. 8, 2020

Olive Oil Times Turns 10, Gets New Look

Ten years and thousands of articles later, the mission has remained steadfast while the website's design has changed with the times.

Nov. 7, 2019

Program in Puglia Fosters Healthy Food Choices, Sustainability

Through hands-on instruction and visits to local farms, Cinzia Rascazzo helps people live healtheir lives.

Sep. 30, 2019

27 Complete Sommelier Program in San Francisco

They join a growing network of olive oil professionals and enthusiasts after completing the six-day, two-tier course in the city's Marina District.

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.

May. 23, 2019

28 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Professionals and enthusiasts joined the growing network of certified olive oil sommeliers around the world after completing a comprehensive six-day program in New York.

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.

Dec. 22, 2017

Smithsonian Explores the World's Best Olive Oils

The Smithsonian Institution will host a seminar to explore high-quality extra virgin olive oils on February 3.

Nov. 27, 2017

'Ollie' App Answers Questions About Olive Oil

A new app developed by the Olive Oil Times Education Lab provides olive oil answers wherever they're needed.

Nov. 1, 2017

On Olive Oil and Life in a Room Full of Kids

Olive Oil Times writer and EVOO expert Ylenia Granitto goes back to school.

Oct. 10, 2017

24 Achieve Olive Oil Sommelier Certification After Intensive Week in California

They join the growing ranks of sommeliers around the world -- ambassadors of olive oil who will, in turn, educate others on matters of olive oil quality, usage, and appreciation.

Sep. 11, 2017

California's International Culinary Center to Host 3rd Olive Oil Sommelier Program

An international faculty of renowned experts will guide students through more than 100 olive oil samples from 26 countries in the world’s most comprehensive curriculum in olive oil quality assessment.

Aug. 2, 2017

Master Milling Course Returns

Organizers of the annual course say it is designed for "those who have never processed olives to those who have been milling for decades."

Jul. 6, 2017

Chemists Offer 5-Minute Video on Why Olive Oil is 'Awesome'

A video tells us how the molecules and antioxidants in olive oil help keep you healthy, how to recognize differences between oil varieties, how to use the oil, and how to store it.

Jun. 21, 2017

Museum of Istrian Olive Oil Opens in Pula, Croatia

A museum dedicated to the history and development of olive oil in the Croatian region of Istria opened recently in the city of Pula.

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