organoleptic analysis

Jul. 19, 2022

A New Spectroscopy Method to Determine Bitterness and Pungency in Olive Oil

A new study shows that fluorescence excitation-emission matrices can be used to predict virgin olive oil organoleptic characteristics.

Dec. 1, 2021

Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says

According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.

Feb. 26, 2020

Small Sampling in Sweden Spurs Debate on Tasting Panels

Sweden tested 21 brands that it suspected could be mislabeled and found most of them were. Producers and regulators are arguing over the survey's methods.

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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.

Sep. 20, 2018

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Expands to London

The London edition of the acclaimed program will be held January 20-25 in Bloomsbury.

Jun. 21, 2018

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Returns to California

It will be the sixth edition of the groundbreaking course organized by the Olive Oil Times Education Lab in partnership with the International Culinary Center.

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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.

Apr. 4, 2016

Increased Attention on Olive Oil Volatile Compounds

Increased attention is being paid to the study of volatile compounds in virgin olive oil and their interactions with the sensory profile.

Nov. 23, 2015

Taste Panel App Digitizes Sensory Analyses

A new app promises to increase the accuracy, security and sustainability of olive oil taste testing.

Aug. 24, 2015

High Society: Chemists Recognize 9 Olive Oil Tasting Panels that Made the Grade

The American Oil Chemists' Society anointed 9 panels on its annual list of top tasters.

Jul. 7, 2015

Workshop to Improve Olive Oil Tasting Skills

Two of the world's most experienced olive oil tasters, Paul Vossen and Richard Gawel, have organized a one-day workshop to take olive oil tasters to the next level.

Jan. 13, 2015

In Land of Milk and Honey, Distaste for Bitter and Pungent EVOO

Consumers at a trade fair in Zurich disliked the bitter and pungent taste of high quality EVOOs.

Dec. 27, 2012

EU Olive Farmers' Wishlist for Change

Olive oil producers are firming up their positions on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and an action plan for the olive oil sector.

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Jan. 28, 2011

Group Says Olive Oil Tasting Panels Create "False Concern"

A group of olive oil associations sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry condemning “serious problems” arising from organoleptic analysis for the classification of olive oil.

Oct. 25, 2010

New U.S. Olive Oil Standards in Effect Today

Producers who choose to label their product "US Extra Virgin Olive Oil" may now begin the process of having it inspected and certified by the USDA.

Oct. 22, 2010

Olive Council Chemists Issue Latest Challenge to Davis Study Claims

The IOC Cemists Group says the Davis study advocated "methods that have not been proven to have any relationship with the quality or purity of olive oils."

Sep. 29, 2010

Leonardo Colavita and the UC Davis Olive Oil Report

"We've worked hard to make a name for ourselves. What do they think? That we're out to ruin our name, our brand for a little trick worth a few bucks?" Leonardo Colavita

Sep. 25, 2010

Making Sense of Olive Oil Testing

Liliana Scarafia from California's Agbiolab provides a perspective drawn from the UC Davis Study results that may be useful for retailers and buyers seeking to reduce the risk of mislabeled olive oil.

Aug. 13, 2010

EVOO and A-Rod: The Dawn of Olive Oil's Era of Testing

The lawsuit was announced in typical American fashion, complete with a celebrity chef. Maybe this is what it needed to come to. Nothing happens here without buzz.

Aug. 4, 2010

La Rioja Claims its EVOO is "Healthier"

The study is part of an effort by Spanish local and national governments during a time where newly emerging olive oil producing nations threaten Spain's dominance of the world market.

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