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Jan. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

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.

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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.

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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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.

Feb. 12, 2018

Sixth 'ExtraLucca' Presents Some of Italy's Best

The Ducal Palace of Lucca will host a two-day exposition of select Italian extra virgin olive oils.

Jan. 16, 2018

Olive Oil Tasting Program to Follow NYIOOC

On April 30, the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Program returns to New York's International Culinary Center (ICC) for an intensive, 6-day course in olive oil sensory assessment.

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.

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.

Jul. 21, 2017

A Perfect Olive Oil Martini

A summer cocktail for an olive oil purist.

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.

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Nov. 22, 2014

Tasting School of Valencia Promotes Olive Oil Excellence

The Escuela Valenciana de Cata hosted the latest in its series of educational programs on producing, using and sharing extra virgin olive oil.

May. 22, 2014

Trade Group Offers Olive Oil Tasting Seminar

Extra Virgin Alliance is holding a tasting seminar for buyers and culinary professionals just before the Fancy Food Show in New York.

May. 7, 2014

Olive Oil Course Spans the Journey from Tree to Table

A new course from the International Olive Oil School will lead participants through the basics of olive oil tasting and food pairing techniques.

Feb. 6, 2014

Olive Oil Immersion Course Comes to New York City

The National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters (ONAOO), will be hosting a five-day tasting course at Del Posto in New York next month.

Jan. 13, 2014

On the Rise: Olive Oil Tastings in the U.K.

Thanks to cookery shows, the web, and the availability of quality olive oil, Britons now want to comprehend the magic behind the product.

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.”

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