olive oil tasting

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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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.

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.

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. 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.”

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.

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.

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