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Armonia – The Best of Turkey

Izmir, 4 February 2020

Valerio Giorgio, Italian consul in Izmir, Pietro Alba, President of Chamber of Commerce of Izmir, Eren Alpar, General Secretariat of Chamber of Commerce of Izmir and Mauro Martelossi, Armonia Competition Director have presented Armonia The Best of Turkey a program, strictly linked with ARMONIA INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COMPETITION reserved for olive oil producers of excellence, foodies, young chefs coming from Turkey.

Turkish Olive Oils participating will be anonymized and selected by a group of Turkish tasters, managed by high-qualified Panel Leaders.

Winners of the ARMONIA THE BEST OF TURKEY – Sensorial Contest will enter directly and without any other fees to the final selection of 14TH INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COMPETITION ARMONIA that will be held in Parma and that will involve professional tasters coming from worldwide.

other info contacting:

Contest Secretary “Armonia”

Ph. + 39 0521 184 1531 – Mob. +39 346 541 9847 – E-mail: info@oliveoilacademy.org

www.oliveoilacademy.org  -  www.irvea.org

 

İzmir İtalyan Ticaret Odası – Camera di Commercio Italiana di Izmir

Ph:  00 90 232 464 77 47 – E-mail: erenalpar@cciizmir.org

www.cciizmir.org

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Do you want to be a jury member of ARMONIA Competition? Apply NOW!

3-4 April 2020

Parma,  Chamber of Commerce – Via Verdi, 2

Applications are now open for jurers wishing to be part of the preselection processes for the ARMONIA International Olive Oil Competition – 2020

All jury members will receive an OLIVE OIL EXPERT 2020 I.D. Card

The samples of extra virgin olive oil will be assessed by a secret code kept by a Notary to ensure anonymity until the conclusion of the competition.

Click here to apply

for competition rules click here

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DOWNLOAD JUDGING PANEL APPLICATION FORM – ENG

SCARICA IL MODULO DI CANDIDATURA – ITA

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14° International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA

14th International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA

Trophy 2020

DOWNLOAD RULES AND APPLICATION FORM – ENG

SCARICA IL REGOLAMENTO E IL MODULO DI ISCRIZIONE – ITA

DESCARGAR REGLAS Y FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD – ESP

NEW DEADLINE

Completed application forms and samples should be received no later than:

March, 6 2020

Enrollments now open for the 14th edition of the International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA, established in 2006 by IRVEA-Olive Oil Academy and ALMA- the In-ternational 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 recognizing and awarding prizes to the best international EVOOs and for their mindful use in food and oil pairing.

The competition is divided into the following sessions:

ARMONIA OLIVE OIL COMPETITION – Trophy 2020 – Sensory competition, awarded to the three top-ranked oils in each flavor category: Delicate, Medium and Intense and 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 2020 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 pro-cedures will be guaranteed by a notary until the prize-giving ceremony that will take place in May 2020.

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

Do you want to be a jury member of ARMONIA Competition? Discover more

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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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

LAST DAYS TO ENTER

Deadline: 25 October

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