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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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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

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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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

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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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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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Concorso Oleario Internazionale ARMONIA

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Sono aperte le iscrizioni al Concorso Oleario Internazionale Armonia – Emisfero NORD

Il Concorso Oleario Internazionale Armonia, giunto alla XI edizione è ancora il primo e l’unico Concorso Oleario Internazionale che coinvolgendo produttori, assaggiatori, chef, foodies e consumatori riconosce e premia i migliori EVOO internazionali ed il loro utilizzo consapevole nell’abbinamento olio-cibo.

Il Concorso è ideato e organizzato da IRVEA – Istituto per la Ricerca e la Valorizzazione delle Eccellenze Agroalimentari e Ambientali e Olive Oil Academy in collaborazione con la C.C.I.A.A. di Parma e S.S.I.C.A.- Stazione Sperimentale Industrie delle Conserve Alimentari di Parma.

Il Concorso si propone di:

• stimolare e incoraggiare olivicoltori e frantoiani per il miglioramento della qualità del prodotto, riconoscendo e premiando i migliori EVOO internazionali;

• promuovere la conoscenza, l’utilizzo consapevole e l’armonizzazione del gusto nella combinazione olio-cibo, mediante competizioni gastronomiche tra chef professionisti, giovani cuochi, foodies e comuni consumatori;

• premiare per promuovere ristoranti, ristoratori, chef e tutte quelle strutture che si distinguono nel corretto e razionale utilizzo e promozione dell’extravergine di Eccellenza nella Ristorazione, nelle Scuole di Alta Cucina e Gastronomia nei vari Paesi.

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.

Brief Presentation of the Competition

Download Complete Rules and application form – ITA

Download Complete Rules and application form – ESP

Download Complete Rules and application form – ENG




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OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE & Food Experience

10th edition

24th – 28th October 2016

Val d’Orcia (SI) – Italy

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE & Food Experience

stickers_05A course for food lovers, olive oil tasters, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals

This is a course that would suit 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.

The olive oil sommelier is a professional that knows how to turn costs into profit opportunities in retail, restaurants and for consumers

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

These new olive oil professionals have the opportunity to be part of a professional olive oil evaluation panel or jurers in international olive oil competitions.

Olive Oil, Wine, Food & Relax

Download complete program and application form

THE 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 23th October and Check-out 28th October 2016
  • 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 2017
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Apron
  • Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Pin
  • A selection the offi cial olive oil standard defects (I.O.O.C. – EU)

Suitability

  • Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced tasters
  • Minimum age 18 (although children are accepted accompanied by adults) 

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A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy

 

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Concorso Oleario Internazionale Armonia – Trofeo 2016

Il Concorso Oleario Internazionale Armonia, giunto alla X edizione è ancora il primo e l’unico Concorso Oleario Internazionale che coinvolgendo produttori, assaggiatori, chef, foodies e consumatori riconosce e premia i migliori EVOO internazionali ed il loro utilizzo consapevole nell’abbinamento olio-cibo.

Il Concorso è ideato e organizzato da IRVEA – Istituto per la Ricerca e la Valorizzazione delle Eccellenze Agroalimentari e Ambientali e Olive Oil Academy in collaborazione con la C.C.I.A.A. di Parma e S.S.I.C.A.- Stazione Sperimentale Industrie delle Conserve Alimentari di Parma.

Il Concorso si propone di:

  1. stimolare e incoraggiare olivicoltori e frantoiani per il miglioramento della qualità del prodotto, riconoscendo e premiando i migliori EVOO internazionali;
  2. promuovere la conoscenza, l’utilizzo consapevole e l’armonizzazione del gusto nella combinazione olio-cibo, mediante competizioni gastronomiche tra chef professionisti, giovani cuochi, foodies e comuni consumatori;
  3. premiare per promuovere ristoranti, ristoratori, chef e tutte quelle strutture che si distinguono nel corretto e razionale utilizzo e promozione dell’extravergine di Eccellenza nella Ristorazione, nelle Scuole di Alta Cucina e Gastronomia nei vari Paesi.

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Trofeo ARMONIA 2016

  • Assegnato ai primi tre classificati per ciascuna categorie di fruttato: Delicato, Medio, Intenso

GRAN MENZIONE

  • assegnata ai primi 5 classificati successivi al terzo di ogni singola categoria

ARMONIE IN THE KITCHEN Award 2016

  • Speciale Riconoscimento assegnato a giovani chef, food bloggers e appassionati di cucina che avranno realizzato il miglior piatto/ricetta con gli oli vincitrici il Trofeo ARMONIA 2016

PACKAGING Award 2016

  • Speciale Riconoscimento assegnato al prodotto con il migliore impatto grafico e comunicativo

PEOPLE’S CHOICHE Award 2016

  • Speciale Riconoscimento assegnato da una Giuria Popolare (NON assaggiatori) tra gli oli partecipanti al concorso

Le iscrizioni si chiudono il 27 Febbraio 2016

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Master of the mill

Training course in olive oil processing and mill management

Institute of Research for Olives and Olive Oil Industry – Spoleto (PG) – Italy

2 – 3 – 4 – November 2015

A course for processing plant operators, technicians and those involved in blending, packaging and marketing of olive oil.

img_1141Course objective is to introduce innovative extraction techniques for olive oil quality improvement, also to diversified the production to increase sensorial features and nutritional properties, according to the different requirements of different markets.

A Master of the Mill must be familiar not only with the technical aspects of extraction to improve the olive oil quality, but also blending, packaging and the legal implications of labelling, but also with the guidelines that govern marketing strategies and business communication to promote the olive oil in the international market

A technical course of three days, with guided tours and practical tests and tasting in one of the most technologic mills operating and one of the most reputable companies of bottling of olive oil, internationally recognized.

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A.NZ.SA. Awards 2015 – Olive Oil Championship

4th Southern Hemisphere Olive Oil Championship A.NZ.SA. Awards 2015 Harvest 2015
in conjuction with the 10th Armonia International Olive Oil Competition

trination-sitoIn 2012 the ARMONIA International Olive Oil Competition travels to Australia and Latin America, introducing in the various countries the 1st Southern Hemisphere Olive Oil
Championship A.NZ.SA. and South America Awards.

ARMONIA, now in its 10th year, is the first and only competition in the world that brings the producers, foodbloggers, chefs and consumers together by linking the Olive Oil of
Excellence to the Plate: a strict interaction with the goal to create an unedited network between these subjects and to increase the knowledge and the consumption of extra
virgin olive oil of excellence in the local market place.

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 place.

Completed application forms and samples should be received no later than: 31th August 2015

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9th Armonia International Olive Oil Competition – Awards Ceremonies

The Awards Ceremonies of 9th International Olive Oil Competition Armonia were held with a large audience of insiders at Castillo de Segura de la Sierra in Jaen – Spain on May 13th and at Auditorium UNICEF of Via Palestro in Rome.

IMG_7961Good results for Italian and Spanish oils too that have won many prize and rewards.

Surprises by Southern Hemisphere with an Australian Evoo, Lowanna’s Paddock of Homeleigh Growe, who took the 2nd place in the Category Delicate.

For the first time an Israelian olive oil has taken the Grand Mention. It’s Halutza Piqual in the Category Delicate Fruity.

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