Past Events

Olive Japan Marché

July 8, 2016

EVA will be at Futoka Tamagawa Rise at the Olive Japan Marché in Tokyo. 

Come taste our member oils!​

Summer Fancy Food Show

June 26, 2016
New York City

Come visit us at Booth #5450 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York! 

To honor the EVA mission to EDUCATE, we are presenting Tips For Buyers and other relevant olive oil education while we CONNECT you with EVA producers from around the world so you can sample their extra virgin olive oil as we CELEBRATE this wonderful food with passionate people sharing their experiences and ideas!  

Featured in New York are Domenica Fiore, Lucero, Castillo de Canena, Marques de Valdueza, Moulin Castelas, Willow Creek, McEvoy Ranch, Santiago, Longridge Olives, First Fresh and Albea Blanca

Advanced Sensory Training Class with Agusti Romero at McEvoy Ranch

February 8, 2016
Petaluma, California
Presented by McEvoy Ranch, Extra Virgin Alliance and
IRTA Institute for Research and Technology in Agriculture

This class for people who already have a good basic ability level in olive oil tasting but wish to expand their knowledge and skill. Topics will include sensorial and chemical characteristics related to growing and environmental factors, post-harvest handling, processing effects and storage. In addition, up to 20 oil samples will be tasted in order to explain each sensory attribute and the relevance of targeted tasting procedures. 

The class will discuss practical olive oil chemistry, processing challenges, maximizing quality, adjusting the process according to sensory outcomes, future developments in processing especially malaxing and boosting sensorial analysis by volatile analysis. A light breakfast, lunch and a tasting of McEvoy Ranch wine are included. 

Prerequisite:  Completion of a basic olive oil tasting course, membership in a taste panel or other olive oil tasting experience.

Understanding Olive Oil: The Romance and the Reality Lunch-workshop organized by American Oil Chemists' Society and EVA

May 6, 2015
Orlando, Florida

Join experts from science and industry in this fun practical workshop at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort!  The workshop is an excellent opportunity to see (and taste!) how the various aspects of olive oil quality fit together: official sensory analysis, chemical analysis, market and regulatory realities and the culinary experience.  Taste six great olive oils with your lunch, and explore the diversity and dynamics of this ancient and delightful food.  Although this event is being held as part of the annual meeting of AOCS.

Olive Japan Marché and Trade Showcase at Futako Tamagawa Rise

April 18, 2015

Extra Virgin Alliance is proud to be supporting Olive Japan 2015!  At the EVA booth you can sample extra virgin olive oil from our members, and also meet and chat  with EVA members and associates. Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.

Olive Japan Sensory Seminar

April 17, 2015

Experts from the EVA network will head up a day-long seminar Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil: Tradition, Innovation, Exploration and Integration.  Details will be announced soon for this valuable and exciting event! Simultaneous translation is provided. 

Natural Products Expo West

March 6, 2015
Anaheim, California

EVA will be sampling member oils in Booth 7502 at the Natural Products Expo!

Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center

January 11, 2015
San Francisco, California

EVA will be at the Winter Fancy Food Show in Booth #329 in the North Hall. Come by and say hello!

Intensive Olive Oil Tasting and Quality Seminar for Buyers and Culinary Professionals

June 27, 2014
New York City

This practical class for retail executives, category managers, buyers and store employees is two days of information and hands-on experience that is relevant, authoritative, actionable and fun!You will learn about olive oil quality through the fundamentals of olive oil tasting – in a carefully designed context – from top people working in the olive oil and specialty food industries. The class provides numerous opportunities to network with these olive oil influentials.  This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make smart choices in your olive oil purchasing, handling and marketing!The class is being held near Wall St. downtown. Instructors Class Agenda

Olive Japan Marché and Trade Showcase at Futako Tamagawa Rise

April 26, 2014

Extra Virgin Alliance is a proud supporter of Olive Japan 2014! We will be featuring extra virgin olive oils from EVA member producers for tasting on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. Olive Japan

Olive Japan Symposium and Trade Seminar

April 25, 2014

EVA will be participating in the Olive Japan Symposium, doing presentations, a tasting class and panel discussion. Simultaneous translation is provided.