olive oil tasting

Dec. 20, 2019

Olive Council Validates Red Tasting Glass

The International Olive Council validated a new red garnet glass for olive oil tasting

Apr. 3, 2019

Facial Recognition May Complement Taste Tests

Researchers are developing facial recognition software with the aim to enhance the accuracy of panel testing.

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.

Nov. 5, 2018

New Olive Oil Consumer's Guide in Holland

Wilma van Grinsven-Padberg wants to make consumers as enthusiastic about olive oil as she is.

May. 12, 2018

31 Complete Sommelier Certification in New York

From improving farming techniques to educating co-workers and customers, these new olive oil sommeliers return home to apply and share their new-found knowledge.

Apr. 12, 2018

Row in Spain Over Tasting Panels Heats Up

Two sides of the Spanish olive oil sector want the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment to decide the future of tasting panels.

Jun. 6, 2017

Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Program Expands to California

The six-day program at the ICC's Campbell, CA campus features the world’s foremost olive oil experts and educators in a comprehensive course spanning production, quality management, and advanced sensory assessment.

May. 17, 2017

Change the Olive Oil Tasting Glass? Some See Red

A glassware designer and the University of Jaén think they've found a better vessel for olive oil sensory analysis.

Apr. 18, 2017

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Expands to California

Following the success of the New York series, the International Culinary Center and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab are expanding the sommelier certification program to the school's Bay Area campus.

Mar. 7, 2017

Spanish Bottlers Advised to Demand Taste Tests

Spanish bottling companies have been advised to request taste panel results along with the chemical analyses to ensure their products comply with standards.

Feb. 13, 2017

26 Earn Olive Oil Sommelier Certification in Groundbreaking Program

The International Culinary Center and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab announced they have conferred their Olive Oil Sommelier Certification to 26 candidates who successfully completed the week-long program in New York Friday.

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.

Nov. 21, 2013

'New Olive Oil Days' in Vodnjan, Croatia

During the three days visitors tasted new extra virgin olive oils, attended lectures and enjoyed top-quality gastronomy delights.

Nov. 12, 2013

International Olive Oil School Opens its Virtual Doors

The International Olive Oil School (IOOS) offers online courses on topics of olive oil quality, health and usage.

Apr. 18, 2013

An Olive Oil Tasting at Fairway Market

Steve Jenkins is the cheesemonger and master merchant for Fairway Market, but he refers to himself as a “student of olive oil.”

Feb. 27, 2013

The Right Glass

Professional olive oil tasters need to follow precise rules, and the use of the right tools. The famous cobalt blue tasting glass is one of them.

Nov. 14, 2012

International Olive Oil Tasting Seminar Coming to Kalamata

Participants will examine the characteristics of different olive varieties, and evaluate techniques used in Italy, Spain and the U.S.

Sep. 17, 2012

10 Great Places to Buy EVOO

Ten EVOO retailers where you'll find an outstanding selection, knowledgeable staff and an atmosphere that encourages the discovery and appreciation of extra virgin olive oils.

Jun. 14, 2012

Slow Food Organizes a 'People's Choice' Contest for Olive Oil

For the seventh year, a Slow Food initiative to lets people discover the best Italian extra virgin olive oils by being professional tasters for one night.

Jun. 6, 2012

Ávila Tasting Room Showcases International Selection of Olive Oils

The ancient olive mill, La Moraleda, of Santa Cruz del Valle in Andalucia, Spain, has opened an international tasting room in its Museum of Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Mediterranean countries.

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