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Sommelier Wine & Food Specialist – Intensive course – II Edition

not just wine sommeliers but real Wine & Food Specialists!

21st – 25th October 2019 Pienza – Tuscany (Italy)

5-days intensive course to recognize, choose, taste, match and enhance Wines & Foods with Style and Taste

Discover all the details! Download complete program and application form

A journey through the senses to discover the best wines and foods from different regions of Italy.
A training event for those who are not satisfied with becoming simple sommeliers, but real Wine & Food Specialists.
A specialist capable of choosing, serving and combining foods and wines of different origins with Stile & Gusto.

Today there is great interest in wine culture and in the field of gastronomy.
In this new frame, it is essential to have experts with a sound training, not only in vine growing and wine making, but also in its commercialization, preservation and service. The rules of traditional service have undergone changes according to the new wine glass designing, new guidelines for wine and food matching and better temperature adaptations.
Thanks to our multi-disciplinary approach, you will develop capabilities and skills necessary to manage the complex system of high-value foods and wines, whose quality is profoundly linked to the traditions and places of origin.

Discover all the details! Download complete program and application form

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Discover all the winners of the XIII ARMONIA Competition

27 of June 2019 at 4.30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce of Parma awards ceremony of XIII International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA was held and the list of winners is disclosed and the winning producers have received the Trophy and the Special Mentions.

Special Awards have been assigned for the communicative impact of the design of the packaging and the graphic image of the labels.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the participants!

See you next edition!

List of winners of XIII Armonia Competition 

Find the presentation of companies winning Packaging Awards - ENG

Find the presentation of companies winning Packaging Awards – ITA

List of Winners ARMONIA 2019

PACKAGING PRODUCT AWARD

For the communicative impact of container design, packaging and label graphics imaging

1 Classified.  Selma Millenary Olive Oil – Hacienda Cruz de Galindo S.L.  – Spain

2 Classified.  Evoolea – Mater Olea SRL Agricola – Italy

 

PACKAGING SYSTEM AWARD

for the bottle range that best defines the corporate identity

1 Classified.  Pamako Premium Organic Mountain – Greece

2 Classified.  TRÁS-OS-MONTES PRIME, LDA – Portugal

 

Delicate Fruity                              

Gran Mention                                                                                 

DOP Garda – Az. Agr. Novello Cavazza di Cavazza A., (BS) Lombardia, Italy

Kisthene 0.2 – Ozem Olives, Turkey

Mariolo 2018 – Az. Agricola Mori Concetta, (FI) Toscana, Italy

Mediterre Alea Organic – Papadopoulos Olive Oil Mill, Greece

OliCastello Arbequina – Moli d’Oli G. Alsina i Fills, Spain

Omphacium – Papadopoulos Olive Oil Mill, Greece

Podere Ricavo Biologico “Sacrapone” – Az. Agricola Buoni o del Buono Maria Pia – Podere Ricavo, (SI) Toscana, Italy

 

1 Classified.  Podere Ricavo – DOP Terre di Siena  – Az. Agricola Buoni o del Buono Maria Pia – Podere Ricavo, (SI) Toscana, Italy

2 Classified. Biceno – Oleificio Cantone Maria Rosa e C. Snc, (AG) Sicilia,               Italy

3 Classified. Oleum Hispania – Hojiblanca – Molino Virgen De Fatima, S. L., Spain

Medium Fruity                              

Gran Mention                                                         

Almaoliva Arbequino – Almazaras de la Subbética, Spain

Castiglioncelli – Tenuta San Jacopo, (AR) Toscana, Italy

Cinque Colli “Tonda Iblea” – Cinque Colli, (RG) Sicilia, Italy

DAGLA – Colture Olivicole / Oljkarstvo Boris Pangerc, (TS) Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

El Empiedro (D.O.P. Priego de Córdoba) – SCA Olivarera La Purisima, Spain

Hermus Ayvalık – Hermus Olive Oil LTD STI, Turkey

Pamako Organic Monovarietal – Pamako Premium Organic Mountain, Greece

 

1 Classified.  AOVE Conde de Mirasol – Aceites Mirasol S.L., Spain

2 Classified. D.O.P. Umbria MARFUGA RISERVA – Marfuga Az. Agr., (PG) Umbria, Italy

3 Classified. Uliveto Del Fattore Selezione “Rodolfo” – Monocultivar Correggiolo – Az. Agr. Fraternali Grilli Primo, (RN) Emilia Romagna, Italy

 

Intense Fruity                               

Gran Mention                                                         

Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Goya en España S.A.U, Spain

Laudemio Frescobaldi – Frescobaldi, (FI) Toscana, Italy

Maieutica – Oleificio Matalucci Ortenzia               , (TE) Abruzzo, Italy

Oleum Hispania – Arbosana – Molino Virgen De Fatima, S. L., Spain

Palacio De Los Olivos – Olivapalacios, S.L., Spain

Tuccioliva – SCA San Amador, Spain

 

1 Classified.  Marfuga L’Affiorante 100% Moraiolo – Marfuga Az. Agr., (PG) Umbria, Italy

2 Classified. Cortijo La Torre Premium – Aceites Cortijo La Torre SLU, Spain

3 Classified. Elegante – Mater Olea SRL Agricola, (LT) Lazio, Italy

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Olive Oil Sommelier Course – XV Edition

XV EDITION

Live your Olive Oil, Food & Wine Experience enjoying the magnificient Tuscan landscapes!

Pienza (SI) – Tuscany, Italy

4TH  – 8th NOVEMBER 2019

Course Confirmed

Download Complete Program and Application Form

The course suits food lovers, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals who want a deepen their knowledge of the whole production and commercial process of olive oil “from the earth to the plate”.

Our goal is to offer a well-balanced theory and practical course that will provide participants with the right skills and knowledge to be able to communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on the table, in particular harmonization of olive oil and food pairing.

At course completion, participants will have acquired skills and certification (Sensory Aptitude Certificate) entitling them to join the International Register of “Olive Oil Experts”.

Watch some pics of previous editions!

Olive Oil Sommelier & Food Experience in Garda Lake – April 2016 from IRVEA on Vimeo.

 

Olive Oil Sommelier – October 2018 from IRVEA on Vimeo.


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Awards Ceremony of 13° Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA

Awards Ceremony of the XIII International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA

Awards Ceremony of the XIII International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA will be held on Thursday, June 27th 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sala Farnese of Chamber of Commerce of Parma – Via Verdi, 20 43121 Parma, Italy.

During the Ceremony it will take place the long-awaited awarding of Trophy 2019 in the different categories: delicate, medium, intense fruity to the producers participating in the Competition Armonia.

All the producers participant are invited to attend at this important event, a great chance for sharing experience and create links between professionals of the olive oil field!

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 Cerimonia di premiazione del 13° Concorso Oleario Internazionale ARMONIA

Giovedì 27 Giugno 2019 alle ore 16.30  presso la Sala Farnese della Camera di Commercio di Parma Via Verdi, 2 43121 – Parma (PR), Italy

Giovedì 27 Giugno alle ore 16,30, si svolgerà presso la Sala Farnese della Camera di Commercio di Parma la Cerimonia di premiazione del XIII Concorso Oleario Internazionale Armonia – Trofeo 2019.

Durante la cerimonia si svolgerà l’attesissima premiazione dei produttori partecipanti al Concorso Armonia, tra i quali sarà assegnato il Trofeo 2019 per le diverse categorie fruttato Leggero – Medio – Intenso.

Speciali Riconoscimenti saranno inoltre conferiti per l’impatto comunicativo del design del contenitore, l’immagine grafica delle etichette ed il packaging.

Tutti i produttori partecipanti sono invitati a prenderne parte per beneficiare di questa opportunità di condivisione e di creazione di sinergia con i professionisti del settore!

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Olive Oil Connoisseur

an expert judge in matters of taste

an advanced level course for olive oil professionals according to I.O.C. norms and international standards

13th – 16th MAY 2019 – Pienza (SI) 

COURSE CONFIRMED

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

Download Complete Program and Application Form

Lessons in classrooms conducted in English by qualified teachers and panel leaders recognized by the I.O.C. , tasting sessions of olive oils and wines guided by professional olive oil tasters and wine sommeliers, perception olfactory tests for the comprehension of the different intensities (trial sessions for Physiological Aptitude Certificate for Olive Oil Tasting), a wonderful tour to discover spring landscapes and culinary excellences of Tuscany: these are only some of the ingredients of this olive oil, food and wine experience.

A special attention is dedicated to the marketing, oriented to the difference between countries and customs in the different markets and with a focus to the ways to turn costs into profit opportunities.

Theoretical & Practical lessons:

  • Sensorial analysis: innovative techniques to stimulate memory of organoleptic sensations to recognize smells, flavors, sensations, positive and negative attributes;
  • Olive oil extraction systems and techniques: secrets for product diversification and quality improvement;
  • Blending, bottling, labbeling and packaging: ethic and aesthetic for different markets;
  • Strategies and techinques to emphasize aromas, flavors and sensations for differentiation in olive oil usage in the kitchen, on the table and in the food industry.
  • The diverse “qualities” of olive oil: skills and tools for an informed selection and purchase of the product;
  • Olive Oil Marketing: promotional activities, strategies and incentives for commercial development;
  • Olive oil Chart for restaurants and retailers: communication techniques and strategies to guide consumers in choosing the “right” oil for each dish;
  • Guided Tasting sessions with more than 50 oils from different international origins and practical exercises
  • The various profile sheets and their uses (food industry classification, specialist classification, competitions)
  • Recognition of the positive and negative attributes.

Diploma e Certification

•Olive Oil Connoisseur Diploma (issued to all participants)
•Physiological Aptitude Certificate for Olive Oil Tasting- released after the participant has passed the selective four tests- (A certificate of fundamental importance to be part of a olive oil tasting panel)
All participants can register or update the registration in their respective sectors in the International Olive Oil Experts Registry: (Olive Oil Sommelier, Tasters, Panel Leader, Instructor, Master of the Mill)

Lectures

Highly qualified instructors and panel leaders recognized by the I.O.C. will conduct the course in English.

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For more information, please contact:

ph. +39 0521 184 15 31 – fax +39 0521 148 0029 – mob. +39 346 541 9847 – +39 347 49 13 924

E-mail: info@oliveoilacademy.org

 

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13rd International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA

13° International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA

Trophy 2019

 DOWNLOAD RULES AND APPLICATION FORM – ENG

 SCARICA IL REGOLAMENTO E IL MODULO DI ISCRIZIONE – ITA

 DESCARGAR REGLAS Y FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD – ESP

PROROGATI AL 28 FEBBRAIO 2019 I TERMINI DI SCADENZA

Al via la 13° edizione del concorso ARMONIA – International Olive Oil Competition, il primo e ancora l’unico concorso oleario che a vario titolo vede la partecipazione di produttori, assaggiatori, chef, foodies e consumatori.

Il Concorso, finalizzato a riconoscere, premiare e promuovere i migliori EVOO internazionali e il loro utilizzo nell’abbinamento olio-cibo nella cucina, nella ristorazione e nelle Scuole di Alta Cucina e Gastronomia nei vari Paesi, è suddiviso in 4 sezioni

ARMONIA OLIVE OIL COMPETITION: La valutazione e selezione sensoriale di tutti gli oli in concorso

ARMONIA IN THE KITCHEN: Una competizione tra chef nelle creazione di nuove e innovative preparazioni culinarie con gli tutti gli oli premiati

ARMONIA PACKAGING: Una competizione per premiare la miglior confezione, etichetta e presentazione grafica tra gli oli in concorso

ARMONIA PEOPLE CHOICHE: Una competizione riservata a consumatori non esperti nella valutazione sensoriale dell’EVOO

Il Concorso ARMONIA, grazie all’intervento di un Notaio garantisce la neutralità nelle procedure di anonimizzazione dei campioni in tutte le varie fasi di valutazione, sino alla cerimonia di premiazione che si terrà a Parma in primavera.

Gli olii premiati potranno fregiarsi dell’apposito contrassegno da apporre sulle produzioni aziendali e saranno inseriti di diritto nella sezione “The Best Of” di ARMONIA, entrando così a far parte del circuito internazionale de “I Ristoranti Internazionali”.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED

Registrations should be received no later than: February, 28th 2019

Enrollments now open for the 13rd edition of the International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA, established in 2006 by IRVEA-Olive Oil Academy and ALMA- the International School of Italian Cuisine at the Palazzo Ducale in Colorno (PR).

The Armonia International Olive Oil Competition is still the first and only International Olive Oil Competition which involves producers, tasters, chefs, foodies and consumers in recognising and awarding prizes to the best international EVOOs and for their mindful use in food and oil pairing.

The competition is divided into

  • ARMONIA OLIVE OIL COMPETITION – Trophy 2019 – Sensory competition, awarded to the three top-ranked oils in each flavour category: Delicate, Medium and Intense
  • SPECIAL MENTION awarded to the five highest-ranked oils after the top three in each category
  • ARMONIE IN THE KITCHEN – Special Recognition Award assigned to young chefs, food bloggers and cooking enthusiasts who have created the best dish/recipe with the ARMONIA Trophy 2019 winning oils
  • ARMONIA PACKAGING – Special Recognition Award assigned to the product with the best graphic design and communicative impact
  • ARMONIA PEOPLE CHOICE – Special Recognition Award assigned by a Judging Panel (NOT tasters) to competing oils.

All formal procedures, anonymous candidature of individual samples and operative procedures will be guaranteed by a notary until the prize-giving ceremony that will take place in May 2019.

Preselections and final selections will be held with the participation of professional tasters and panel leaders coming from worldwide.

From this edition the Competition secretariat has a new office and the samples will have to be sent to

Olive Oil Competition Secretary “Armonia”

c / 0 CCEPP – Public associated services

Via Paradigna, 113

43122 Parma – Italy

Other info

Tel +39 0521 184 1531 – Fax +39 0521 148 0029

Mob.+39 347 4913 924 – +39 346 541 9847

e-mail: info@oliveoilacademy.org web: www.oliveoilacademy.org

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13° Armonia Competition – Southern Hemisphere

Enrollments for producers of the Southern Hemisphere are NOW open!

South America – South Africa – New Zealand – Australia

Armonia Trophy is the first and only Olive Oil Competition that encourages restaurateurs, caterers, chefs and young chefs, foodbloggers enthusiasts and consumers to expand their knowledge about the “EVOO of Excellence” and the new “alternative use” for increasing consumption in the kitchen and on the table.

Aims of the contest are:

  • to encourage olive oil producers and processors to strive to improve their quality, to promote excellence in extra virgin olive oil and the appreciation of its health and nutrition benefits in the kitchen and on the plate;
  • rewarding with awards and prizes the best olive oil producers in all the world, with the aim of promoting and increasing knowledge of Extravirgin Olive Oil and consumption in their local markets;
  • to promote the study and the knowledge of olive oil quality, classification and new “alternative” techniques for restaurant kitchen, table and bakery use.

A competition that guarantees the anonymity of the participants, the impartiality of the evaluation and that favors the promotion, the knowledge of oil of quality and the “alternative uses” in restaurants and in general in the kitchen.

Download rules and application form – ENG

Download rules and application form – ESP

Completed application forms and samples should be received no later than: September, 30th 2018




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ARMONIA Competition – All the winners of the 12th edition

After a double awards ceremony, we have now all the winners of this 12th edition of International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA.

The first Awards ceremony was held in Italy on Thursday 10 May at 12.30 at the Sala del Consiglio of Cibus Fiera di Parma.

During the ceremony, the list of winners is disclosed and the winning producers have received the Trophy and the Special Mentions.

Special Awards have been assigned for the communicative impact of the design of the packaging and the graphic image of the labels.

Find the presentation of companies winning Packaging Awards_ENG

Find the presentation of companies winning Packaging Awards_ITA

The other awards ceremony, reserved to the Spanish producers winning the Competition, took place on 17 May in Montoro during Feria del Olivo de Montoro – Cordoba (Spain). During this ceremony name of the winners of ARMONIA in the Kitchen was revealed.

Armonia in the Kitchen, the Didactical and Educational Cooking Competition, reserved this year to the students of the Escuela de Cocina HACIENDA la LAGUNA – Baeza (Jaén), challenges young cooks to create new dishes using the awarded olive oils. This interaction is the key to promoting a greater understanding of the use of extra virgin olive oil and therefore, increasing its consumption in the local market.

Students winning the competition will receive Trophy Armonie in the kitchen for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd classified and vouchers to participate to an olive oil tasting course organizing by Tierra de Olivos.

It was not only an Awards Ceremony but also an opportunity to meet and to relate for the producers of excellence!

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List of Winners

INTENSE Fruity

1st  Classified Vega – Fattoria Ambrosio, Campania – Italia

2nd Classified Elegante – Santina Delle Fate Soc. Coop., Lazio- Italia *

3rd Classified Maeva & Toro – Torres Morente De Aceites Maeva, S.A.U., Spain *

Grand Mention:

Cortijo La Torre Premium – Aceites Cortijo La Torre SLU, Spain

Palacio De Los Olivos – Olivapalacios, S.L., Spain

Parqueoliva Serie Oro D.O.P. Priego De Cordoba – Almazaras De La Subbética, Spain

Rosati Monocultivar Bio – Tenuta Foggiali, Puglia – Italia               

Tenuta Arcamone – Az. Agr. De Carlo S.A.S., Puglia

* ARMONIE IN THE KITCHEN

Medium Fruity

1st  Classified Marfuga DOP Umbria – Marfuga Az. Agr. Umbria, Italia

2nd Classified Villa Magra – Frantoio Franci srl, Toscana – Italia

3rd Classified Mariolo 2018 – Az. Ag. Mori Concetta, Toscana – Italia

Grand Mention:

Almaoliva Bio – Almazaras De La Subbética, Spain

Grumèl – Azienda Agricola Bertoldi, Trentino-Alto Adige – Italia

Novello Bio – Società Agricola Stoica S.S., Umbria – Italia

Picualia Premium – Agrícola de Bailén Virgen de Zocueca SCA – Spain

Valdenvero Organic – Cooperativa de Valdepeñas “COLIVAL” – Spain

DELICATE FRUITY

1st  Classified Venta de Barón – Muela-Olives S. L., Spain

2nd Classified Olicastellò Arbequina – Molí d’oli G. Alsina i Fills, Spain *

3rd Classified Kyklopas Early Harvest – Kyklopas Elaiotriveio Argyri Kelidi S.A., Greece *

Grand Mention:

AZEITE BATALHA – AZEITE BATALHA – Agroindustrial LTDA, Brazil

Ortenzia – Oleificio Matalucci Ortenzia, Abruzzo – Italia

Special Selection – Masia El Altet S.L., Spain

Donna Rosa – Az. Agr. Maria Rosa Sacco, Puglia – Italia

Oliveri Sangreal – O.P.G. Dario Paulišić, Croatia

* ARMONIE IN THE KITCHEN

PACKAGING PRODUCT AWARD

For the communicative impact of container design, packaging and label graphics imaging

1st  Classified 3000 B. C. – Organic – THE KOTSONIS ESTATE, Greece

2nd Classified Organic – OPG Chiavalon, Croatia

Grand Mention:

Olibaeza – S.C.A. Del Campo “Elalcàzar”, Spain

PACKAGING SYSTEM AWARD

For the bottle range that best defines the corporate identity

1st Classified Tenuta Foggiali, Puglia – Italia

2nd Classified Bona Fortuna Società Agricola srl, Sicilia – Italia

Gran Menzioni

Ali Zihnioglu, Turchia

ARMONIE IN THE KITCHEN

1ST Classified

NOVEL CHEF: Carlos Javier Alonso Delgado

AYUDANTE: Jesús Cano Reyes

PIATTO: PULPO CON AJOATAO Y VERDURAS EN ESCABECHE

2ND Classified

NOVEL CHEF: Margarita Martínez Ráez

AYUDANTE: M.ª Antonia Martínez Berlanga

PIATTO: Espuma de Salmorejo con sardina marinada

3RD Classified

NOVEL CHEF: Patricia Pérez Mañas

AYUDANTE: María Ogalla Gómez

PIATTO: Tataki de atún rojo con salsa teriyaki

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Olive Oil Sommelier course – Tuscan Edition 2018

Olive Oil Sommelier course – Tuscan Edition 2018

22nd  – 26th October 2018

Pienza Val d’Orcia – Siena – Italy

COURSE CONFIRMED – PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

Download brief presentation and application form

Complete Olive Oil Sommelier course content and list of lectures

See some photos of the last past editions of the Olive Oil Sommelier course by Olive Oil Academy

A wonderfully exciting olive oil & food experience for those who want a deeper knowledge of the production, commercial processes, tasting and innovative use in the kitchen and restaurants of olive oil “…from the earth to the table”.

Not just a course but a memorable experience with well-balanced theory and practical segments that provide participants with the right skills and knowledge to be able to recognize and communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on table through the harmonization of olive oil and food pairing.

Course inclusions

  • Classroom sessions, guided tastings with more than 50 olive oils of a various origins and practical exercises from Monday to Friday
  • Didactical material
  • The annual subscription at the Association IRVEA
  • Five overnight stay – Check-in 21st October and Check-out 26th October 2018
  • Five breakfast buffet
  • Five light lunches buffet
  • “Food Culture & Pairing” masterclass with Artisan Cheese and Salumi
  • Two didactic dinners in local restaurants
  • Guided tour of two local wineries/olive grove/olive mill for a true culinary experience
  • Guided tasting of olive oil, wine, local artisan salumi and cheese
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Diploma
  • Sensory Aptitude Certificate
  • I.D. Olive Oil EXPERT / Sommelier Card 2019
  • Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Pin
  • A selection the official olive oil standard defects (I.O.O.C. – EU)

A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy


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Scopri l’elenco dei finalisti del 12° Concorso Armonia

L’elenchi dei finalisti del XII International Olive Oil Competition Armonia sono online

Scopri i produttori di olio di oliva di eccellenza che potrebbero vincere il Trofeo ARMONIA 2018

Finalists of Intense Fruity

Finalists of Medium Fruity

Finalists of Light Fruity

La cerimonia di premiazione si svolgerà a Maggio 2018. Tutti i produttori partecipanti sono invitati a prenderne parte per beneficiare di questa opportunità di condivisione e di creazione di sinergia con i professionisti del settore!