Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil

Sep. 30, 2019

27 Complete Sommelier Program in San Francisco

They join a growing network of olive oil professionals and enthusiasts after completing the six-day, two-tier course in the city's Marina District.

Jul. 9, 2019

Sommelier Program Heads to San Francisco

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab's Sommelier Certification Program will convene within the San Francisco Art Institute in the city’s Marina District.

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.

May. 12, 2018

31 Complete Sommelier Certification in New York

From improving farming techniques to educating co-workers and customers, these new olive oil sommeliers return home to apply and share their new-found knowledge.

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.

Jan. 24, 2018

How Microorganisms Affect the Sensorial Qualities of Olive Oil

Yeasts are among the microorganisms present in olive oil and, depending on their enzymatic activities, they can either improve or damage the oil quality.

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.

Jan. 16, 2018

Croatian Joins Elite Panel of Tasters in New York

Dr. Karolina Brkic Bubola, the leader of the official panel for olive oil sensory assessment for the Republic of Croatia, will be among the 18 judges at the 2018 NYIOOC.

Oct. 24, 2017

'Olive Oil Test' Portal Simplifies Quality Testing

Oliveoiltest.com simplifies and secures the process of getting olive oils tested for purity and quality.

Oct. 10, 2017

24 Achieve Olive Oil Sommelier Certification After Intensive Week in California

They join the growing ranks of sommeliers around the world -- ambassadors of olive oil who will, in turn, educate others on matters of olive oil quality, usage, and appreciation.

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.

Jun. 1, 2015

Olive Center Offers Two Courses for Olive Oil Sensory Evaluation

The UC Davis Olive Center is offering its 12th and 13th Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Courses starting June 15.

May. 11, 2015

Designing Sensors to Mimic Human Sensory Analysis of Olive Oil

Researchers are working on designing sensors to mimic the role of human sensory perceptions in the evaluation of olive oil.

Feb. 18, 2015

UC Davis Olive Center Plans Two-Part Sensory Evaluation Course for Spring

The UC Davis Olive Center will conduct its sensory evaluation course this June at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater.

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