Tasting Club, O&A

A place for extra virgin olive oil lovers

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

What dowe do in this Club?

The “OyA” Oil Tasting Club is launched by the Olive Grove and Olive Oil Interpretation Center. This strategic initiative is a pioneer in the world of extra virgin olive oil in the province of Jaen and in Andalusia, and is a further step in the line of work that the Center has been marked in the work of dissemination and extension of knowledge of the culture of the extra virgin olive oil.
The Tasting Club is a meeting point between amateurs and professionals to deepen the knowledge of extra virgin olive oil and enjoy the sensorial experience. It is a way to enjoy an activity together, with people who share the same interest, the EEVO. A community of lovers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Who could attend the club?

The Tasting Club is created to anyone with a minimum knowledge of oil tasting who is interested in the sensory world of AOVE: professionals in the olive sector and commerce, restaurantes, hospitality professionals, students or university graduates, amateurs to the world of extra virgin olive oil and the general public.

Goals

  • Encourage culture and training of tasting of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Value the importance of sensory analysis in the AOVE.
  • Share opinions and experiences among people with knowledge in the matter, to enhance the training and improvement of the tasters.
  • Contribute to development and training to improve olfactory-gustatory skills.
  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences of new productions, situations, different national and international AOVEs.
  • Create new expectations, besides being a pioneering and dynamic activity in Jaén.
  • Value the premium AOVEs, to appreciate its excellence, complexity, versatility, importance of its use and its high gastronomic value.
  • Explore and enjoy the different sensory profiles of Premium AOVEs from different areas of Spain and other countries.
  • Meeting point between producers from different areas.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the sensorial abilities, to describe the plurality of sensorial nuances that the different Spanish and foreign oils present.
  • Contribute to the increase of the value of AOVE Premium in the restoration.

Functioning

1. The organization is in the Olive Oil Association, along with our partner IADA Engineers.
2. There will be 6 tasting sessions based on an annual calendar (every 2 months).
3. In this established tasting session there will be an expert who could be: producer, teacher, researcher, blogger, chef, sportsman, etc., who brings knowledge of the world of olive oil.
4. Each tasting session will be monographic (eg AOVEs of the DO of Navarre, AOVES monovarietales of different producing areas, unusual defects, …) and will be directed by the expert or the organization.
5. For registration at the tasting club, initially 20-25 places will be offered.
6. An enrollment form will be filled out for membership to the tasting club. By joining the club, each member acquires a commitment of permanence of one year, counting from the date of the first tasting that attends.
7. Each tasting session will end in the kitchen of the Interpretation Center, where a chef will prepare a pairing of tapas with the samples tasted.

Calendar 2017

  • 1st SESSION: Oils and Varieties of Spain. April 22, 17.30.
  • 2nd SESSION: Ecological Oils. May 25th, 17.30.
  • 3rd SESSION: Oils of Prizes (Evooleum Guide). June 23rd, 17.30.
  • 4th SESSION: Linear Oils. September 2nd, 10.00.
  • 5th SESSION: Jaen Early Harvest Olive Oil, new harvest 2017/2018. November 17th, 10.00.
  • 6th SESSION: Other Areas Early Harvest Olive Oil15th December, 17.00.

Rates

For becoming a member of the tasting club it will be necessary to fill out the registration form. Each member acquires a commitment of permanence of one year, counting from the date of the first tasting that attends.
Payment is made by bank transfer of a single fee of 360 euros (VAT included). Attendance of non-members of the club is allowed to individual sessions, as long as there are places available.

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Prices and inscriptions of our Tasting Club

ANNUAL FEE

360€

FOR NON-PARTNERS

6 SESSIONS

It can split into 2 payments. The first payment is required to formalize the reservation.

ANNUAL FEE

290€

FOR PARTNERS

6 SESSIONS

It can split into 2 payments. The first payment is required to formalize the reservation.

INDIVIDUAL SESSION

68€

FOR NON-PARTNERS

Valid for 1 session only.

INDIVIDUAL SESSION

54€

FOR PARTNERS

Valid for 1 session only.

A Club to love the AOVE

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