organoleptic analysis

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.

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.

Jun. 21, 2018

In Germany, It's All About Harmony

Harmony has become an important factor to consider for exporters of extra virgin olive oils to Central Europe.

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.

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.

Nov. 14, 2012

Spain Announces 6-Month Program to Monitor Olive Oil Quality

A special campaign of random checks will target Spain’s olive oil sector testing olive oil quality and traceability.

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.

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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