Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

  • Olive Oil Sommelier course in Italy - new edition

    The course will be held on April 2017 in Desenzano del Garda (BS) – Italy.

    This is a great occasion to learn all the secrets of olive oil and to enjoy beautiful views over the countryside surrounding Lake Garda. The classroom will take place in a terrace right on the lake’s shore with panoramic views of the lake. During the coffee break you could take a pleasant walk along the shorefront of Lake Garda.

    This is 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”.

    Thank you for your kind collaboration and please don’t hesitate to contact me to any other info.

    Download program and application form

    For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Olive Oil Academy – General Secretary

    Contact person: Federica Parroni

    Ph. + 39 0521 184 1531
    Mob: +39 346 541 9847
    Fax: + 39 0521 148 0029
    info@oliveoilacademy.org
    www.oliveoilacademy.org

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    UK supermarkets blame 20 % olive oil price rise on Brexit and poor harvests in Italy & Greece

    OLIVE oil lovers are being hit with price hikes in the cost of their healthy Mediterranean foodie favorite, according to a new report yesterday.

    Shoppers have been stung by rises of up to 20 per cent since the historic poll last June.
    Olive oil has gone up in price since the Brexit vote.

    The average cost of own-brand olive oil at Sainsbury’s has increased by seven per cent year-on-year and at Tesco by six per cent, according to data from Brand View.

    Trade magazine The Grocer reported yesterday that a 500ml bottle of own-label olive oil is now 35p more expensive in Sainsbury’s at £2.35 and 20p more expensive in Tesco at £2.20.

    Sainsbury’s has also increased its own-label extra virgin olive oil 500ml by 10p to £2.35 —- while own-label organic extra virgin olive oil 500ml is up 20per cent in both retailers to £3.

    Supermarket rival Asda has also put up the price of its own-label extra virgin olive oil 500ml by 25p to £2.25 but has not yet moved on other own-label products and is still selling its 500ml own-label olive oil product for £2.

    Experts blame the struggling Pound since the vote, and poor ­harvests in Italy and Greece.

    Lidl have hiked oil prices

    A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s told The Grocer: “ The cost of olive oil —- and indeed all products —- is determined by a number of factors and prices can fluctuate.” Asda and Tesco did not comment.

    The magazine says the hikes follow similar moves by discounters Alda and Lidl, which both increased the price of 750ml extra virgin olive oil by around 9per cent to £2.39 at the end of last year. The Grocer reported at the time that other supermarkets were likely to follow suit with suppliers warning that they could no longer absorb cost increases.

    The report says that poor harvests mean production from Italy and Greece is set to plummet by a third in 2016/17, piling further pressure on supply chains already hit hard by the weakness of sterling.

    One industry source told The Grocer: “ Olive oil prices are going up because of a combination of currency and rising raw material costs. Most private label contracts are renegotiated during December. “

    The report says that Napolina olive oil is now 8per cent more expensive on average across 14 products in the major multiple retailers year on year – while average prices for Filippo Berio olive oil are up 9per cent across 32 products.

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  • XI Armonia International Olive Oil Competition

    The International Olive Oil Competition Armonia 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.

    XI International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA – Trophy 2017

    Enrollments are now open!

    Download rules and application form – ENG

    Descarga reglamento y formulario de inscription – ESP

    Scarica il regolamento e il modulo di iscrizione – ITA

    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.

    This competition has found its strength in the transparency, objectivity and impartiality of juries, also thanks to the presence of a notary that guarantees the anonymity of the samples until the end of the selections.

    International Olive Oil Competition ARMONIA is divided into various sections:

    • ARMONIA Olive Oil CompetitionSensory Competition
    • ARMONIE IN THE KITCHEN Cooking Competition
    • ARMONIA PackagingGraphic Design and Communicative Impact Competition
    • ARMONIA People’s ChoiceCompetition with People’s Choice Judging Panel

    All of the prize-winning oils will by entitlement feature in the “The Best Of” website section of the International Olive Oil Acadamy.

    INFO: Segreteria Concorso Oleario Internazionale “Armonia”

    via Nursina 2, 06049  SPOLETO (PG) Italy

    Ph. + 39 0521 184 1531 – Mob:+39 338 53 94 663 – Fax: + 39 0521 148 0029

    info@oliveoilacademy.org – www.oliveoilacademy.org  – www.irvea.org

    Download: program & application

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