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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.

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Olive Oil Sommelier Course – Tuscan Food & Wine Experience

New Edition

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE

…An Olive Oil Master course for Olive Oil Experts

26th – 30th october 2015

Bagno Vignoni – Val d’Orcia (Siena) - Tuscany – Italy

Course Confirmed – Last Few Places Available

COURSE-CONFIRMED

 

 

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An intense and exciting experience in the olive oil field for food lovers, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals who want a deeper knowledge of the whole production and commercial process of olive oil – “from the earth to the table”, with “hands-on” in the heart of Tuscany, between olive groves and oil mills in production, with oil tasting from around the world, but also of the new Tuscan oil product just in front of you.

An intense and exciting experience in the olive oil field for food lovers, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals who want a deeper knowledge of the whole production and commercial process of olive oil – “from the earth to the table”.

A 360-degree experience with “hands-on” in the heart of Tuscany, between olive groves and oil mills in production, with oil tasting from around the world, but also of the new Tuscan oil product just in front of you.

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, use and communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on the table through the harmonization of olive oil and food pairing.

This knowledge will help turn costs into profits for retail, restaurants and also consumers.

Other opportunities open to course participants is to become an olive oil expert and taster, to be part of an official tasting panel or to be part of jury in various international olive oil competitions

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

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THE COURSE INCLUDES:

  • Classroom sessions, guided tastings with more than 50 olive oils of a various origins and practical exercises from Monday to Friday
  • Five light lunches
  • “Food Culture & Pairing” masterclass with Artisan Cheese and Salumi
  • Two didactic dinners in local restaurants
  • Guided tour of two local wineries, olive grove and olive mill
  • Transport for afternoon activities and dinners is also included, with a lot food tastings in break time with local cheese, Artisan Salumi, wines and …much more for a fantastic food experience in a true Tuscan bucolic landscape 
  •  Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Diploma
  • Sensory Aptitude Certificate
  • I.D. Olive Oil EXPERT / Sommelier Card 2016
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Apron & Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Pin
  • A selection the official olive oil defects

A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy

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Val d’Orcia since 10 years World Heritage site

The landscape of Val d’Orcia is part of the agricultural hinterland of Siena, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata.

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It is characterised by gentle and conical hills with fortified settlements on top occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.

The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia, and particularly depictions of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have come to be seen as icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking

This is only one of the reasons that allowed that in 2004 the Val d’Orcia was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites

Immerse yourself in the magnificent Val d’Orcia in the heart of Tuscany with the Professional Olive Oil Sommelier Course