sensory evaluation of olive oil

Feb. 8, 2024

39 Complete Sommelier Certification Program in London

Olive oil professionals and enthusiasts completed a hands-on sensory analysis program, mastering the nuances of production and quality evaluation to elevate their careers and and launch new initiatives.

Nov. 1, 2023

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Heads to London

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab returns to Central London with its five-day Sommelier Certificate Program.

Jun. 5, 2023

38 Complete Sommelier Certification Program in New York

Professionals and enthusiasts from around the world completed an intensive week-long course on olive oil quality and sensory assessment.

Mar. 27, 2023

31 Complete Sommelier Certification Course in London

A diverse group of olive oil professionals and hobbyists gathered in central London for the intensive five-day course.

Aug. 26, 2022

Olive Center Expands Olive Oil Education to Adolescents and Children

The goal of the program is to teach children how to identify common defects and learn how to cook with olive oil from a young age.

Jun. 22, 2022

Scientists Identify Gene Responsible for Olive Oil’s Aroma

Researchers determined that manipulating the 13-HPL gene could allow farmers to predict olive oil aroma or create new cultivars with specific aromas.

May. 23, 2019

28 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Professionals and enthusiasts joined the growing network of certified olive oil sommeliers around the world after completing a comprehensive six-day program in New York.

Apr. 30, 2019

53th Meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee Held in Cairo

The meeting in Cairo of the IOC Advisory Committee looks at a more sustainable olive oil market, restates the value of the panel test

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.

Feb. 28, 2019

Sommelier Program to Follow 2019 NYIOOC

The eighth edition of the widely acclaimed program for olive oil sensory evaluation will follow the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition this May.

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.

Feb. 7, 2018

Italian Court Quashes Lidl Italia Fine for Mislabeled Olive Oil

The German supermarket chain was found to be not negligent in mislabeling virgin olive oil as extra virgin.

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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.

Aug. 23, 2016

Olive Oil Sommelier Course Sold Out

The next session will be February 3-10, 2017, when all three levels of the course will be held. Registration for the February session will begin this fall.

Jul. 25, 2016

Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Course at New York's International Culinary Center

The renowned International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab will present the first Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Level 1 Course October 8-10 at the ICC’s SoHo campus.

Feb. 16, 2016

Fact Check: 3 Common Myths About Olive Oil Quality

Let's dispel some confusion about three fundamental characteristics of liquid gold.

Feb. 1, 2016

Course for Advanced Tasters at McEvoy Ranch

On February 8, noted researcher Agustí Romero will teach a course examining the causes of various olive oil attributes.

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.

Nov. 18, 2015

Assitol President, Calling Adulteration in Italy 'Residual,' Suggests Review of Taste Tests

The Italian olive oil sec­tor is liv­ing intense days. Widely pub­li­cized accu­sa­tions of fraud by famous brands of olive oil sold in Italian super­mar­kets revi­tal­ized a sim­mer­ing debate on the guar­an­tees of authen­tic­ity due to con­sumers and the ade­quate pro­tec­tions deserved by pro­duc­ers. In an inter­view with Olive Oil Times, the pres­i­dent of Assitol, the Italian

Aug. 3, 2015

Courses on Lake Garda for Tasters and Experts

O’Live & Italy, founded by Maria Paola Gabusi, is offering courses on olive oil tasting and much more.

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