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The Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil will lead participants through tastings of dozens of olive oils from around the world, allowing them to become immersed in the extraordinary attributes of foreign and domestic oils, as well as the defects common to extra virgin olive oil.

This series of tastings, which are organized by Matthew Lewis of wineCentric, cost $200 and are geared for serious lovers and scholars of wine. Along with a flight of vintage wine and Darrel Corti’s always erudite presentation, the event includes aperitif wines and a post-tasting soiree with snacks, more wine and a chance to socialize with fellow tasters.

Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.

An annual fundraiser for Davis Enology & Viticulture Organizaiton, the dinner supports activities DEVO does throughout the year, such as educational wine tastings, alumni events and immersion trips to various wine regions. The dinner consists of five courses; each prepared by individual chefs and paired with a wine that is generously donated. The dinner is also accompanied by a live and silent auction and live music.

The International Olive Oil School has partnered with the UC Davis Olive Center and Leandro Ravetti of Boundary Bend, Ltd., to educate retail, foodservice, restaurant, importing and distribution professionals on state-of-the-art practices for the quality assurance of olive oil.

The four-day course will be held at the Silverado Vineyard Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute, and taught by Pablo Canamasas, among the world’s top experts in olive oil production. Olive oil will be processed on site at UC Davis by Olive2Bottle Mobile Services.

  • November 6: Walt Klenz Lectureship Series: Don St. Pierre (more info coming soon)
  • November 22nd: Harvest Festival and Auction (more info coming soon)
  • December 4: Friends of the Robert Mondavi Institute Holiday Soiree (more info coming soon)

 

 

Annual Event

Uncorked at the Mondavi Center

Sept 2013-May 2014

Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.

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May 09, 2014

UC Davis Olive Center Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course

The Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil will lead participants through tastings of dozens of olive oils from around the world, allowing them to become immersed in the extraordinary attributes of foreign and domestic oils, as well as the defects common to extra virgin olive oil.

May 13, 2014

Rare Vintage Wine Tasting with Darrell Corti: California Wines

Following two sold-out events, this series continues with a discussion led by Darrell Corti, and offers a rare opportunity to taste well-aged wines from some of the world’s greatest producers. The May event will focus on California wines.

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