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Aldo Mazzini

Italy - MOOOIC Panel Leader & Consultant

Aldo Mazzini is the ideator of the Masters of Olive Oil Competition. He is a quality business consultant and has worked for some of the most important international brands. He is a professional taster specialized at ONAOO school and he is on International Register of ONAOO Professional Tasters with a Panel Leader Diploma released from CCIAA of Florence. He has been a member of the panel of the Imperia Chamber of Commerce for the DOP and he is a member of the official ONAOO Panel since 2000.  He has held training courses in Italy and abroad. Aldo has participated as a judge in many national and international competitions such as Ercole Olivario, Orciolo d’Oro, Sirena d’Oro di Sorrento, London IOOC and Zeytindostu Olive Oil Contest in Turkey. His academic training has a University a Degree in Business Administration at the Faculty of Economics and Commerce of the University of Genoa and a Master in Communication and NLP with recognition of the prestigious NLP Society by Richard Bandler.

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Ehud Soriano

Israel - IOC & MOOOIC Panel Leader

Ehud Soriano, from Israel, is an olive oil consultant, head of the Israeli Olive Oil Tasting Panel (recognized by the IOC) and instructor of other olive oil panels in Israel including the IOC-accredited Israeli Organoleptic Assessment Course, which he heads. Ehud is panel leader at both of Israel’s national olive oil competitions. He travels extensively abroad as a taster in many national and international olive oil competitions. Among the many we mention the Biopress in Germany, Ovibeja in Portugal, Athena in Greece, IOOC Domina in Italy, Der Feinschmecker in Germany and Evoque 2018 in Spain. He also took part as a Panel Leader and co-organizer at the first edition of MOOOIC 2016. He has held several speeches about olive oil quality and tasting in Israel in Europe and abroad.


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Alissa Mattei

Italy - Panel Leader AIFO & Consultant​

Alissa Mattei is The AIFO Panel official Panel Leader in Florence, She also  currently is  President of the Knoil association a non-profit association for the organization of oil courses in Italy and abroad and for the dissemination of the culture of extra virgin olive oil. It is a chemist who he has been Director of Research and Development and Quality at Carapelli Firenze SPA for more than 30 years, (one of the most important Italian companies). She was one of the commission experts at Coi from 2000 to 2011. She directed the Carapelli Panel for many years and held and held training courses for tasters both in Italy and abroad. He is an agri-food consultant, trainer for oil tasting for category associations (AIPO, Confagricoltura, AIFO). She has been a judge in many national and international olive oil competitions.



Manolis Salivaras

Greece - Panel Leader

Manolis Salivaras is an experienced laboratory analyst and an expert of organoleptic evaluation of olive oil. He has studied Food Technology at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki and then at the Agricultural School of the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. At the same University ha has completed postgraduate studies in Food Science and Applied Microbiology. Since 1993 he operates successfully in the field of laboratory analyses and he has the general management of the Multichrom.Lab – olive oil analysis laboratory – accredited by the International Olive Council. He has an experience of more than 20 years in EVOO analysis and organoleptic evaluations. He has participated in many seminars of chemical instruments quality control and also in food control conferences on edible food fats. He has also undertaken the organization and participated as an olive oil expert in many competitions as a panel leader, actually he is the Panel Leader in the London Olive Oil Competition. For the period 2015 – 2016 the organoleptic panel Multichrom Lab under his leadership, won first place in the international ranking of annual certification carried out by the American Olive Chemists Society (AOCS).

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Müge Nebioglu​

Turkey - Panel Leader

Müge is a food engineer and an expert in olive oil; and in Turkey she is responsible for the Government of national and international research projects in the field of extra virgin olive oil. She is an accredited Panel Leader for sensory analysis laboratories and was trained in Italy, France and Spain for oil tasting. She has participated in various Juries of national and international competitions such as: the Zeytindostu prize in Turkey which she has co-leaded for several years and the London IOOC. She has been and she is teacher in various training courses for olive oil tasting; she is an ONAOO professional taster since 2013 and she is in the Organization International Tasters List,  she also is a teacher for the famous tasting school.

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Denise Langevin

Chile - Consultant

Denise Langevin is a professional virgin olive oil taster and consultant from Chile where she lives. Denise has been invited as a taster in several international Competitions. She entered the world of olive oil in 2004, She specialized in oil tasting courses in Italy and France. Her test of fire was the invitation he was made to be a juror of Olive D’Or in Canada and then International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2012 in Los Angeles, California. She also has been invited as a jury in the Competition at Ovibeia 2012 in Portugal, she also took part in Israel as a judge in the TerraOlivo competition. She has judged olive oils at Masters of Olive Oil Sanremo 2016 and 2018 editions.


Stefano Roggerone

Italy - Panel Leader

Stefano Roggerone lives in Liguria and holds a proper Olive Oil production Company as well as being the Panel Leader of the official CIA (Confederation Italiana Agricoltori) tasting panel group in Imperia. He has held and holds training courses for tasters and has participated in various juries of national and international competitions such as the Biol, the Sol d’Oro and was a member of the  editions of MOOOIC Sanremo 2016 and 2018. MOOOIC THE JURY
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Luca Mencaglia

Italy - Panellist & Consultant

Luca Mencaglia lives in Umbria, he is an expert consultant and taster. He is a member of the official committee of APROL in Umbria and over the years has participated as a judge in numerous national and international competitions such as the Ercole Olivario, L’Orciolo d’Oro, Biol Prize (International Biological Oil Competition), the IOOC Harmony , the Sirena d’Oro in Sorrento, Regional selections guide “Gambero Rosso” and again was judge in the editions of the MOOOIC Sanremo 2016 and 2018 Competition. Other activities related to the olive sector: guided tastings and training courses from 2010 to today. Consultations to Mills and Farms in Italy since 2011 and in Japan in 2017.


Himeyo Nagatomo

Japan - International Professional Taster

Himeyo is an International Olive Oil Professional Taster who has formed her olive oil culture  at ONAOO School and actually she is  the President od the JOOTA-Japan Olive Oil Taster Association . She has taken part in some important Olive Oil Competition as a Judge in Japan and abroad like the NYOOC. She has participated as an official member of the Jury at various international olive oil competitions in many countries such as Italy, United States (NYOOC), Spain and New Zealand.
Himeyo also plays the role of external consultant for research and innovation with olive oil producers inside and out, universities, research institutes in his country. It is committed to the diffusion of the culture of the oil that really translates into understanding and spreading the knowledge of olive oil.


Dean Wilkinson

United States - Panel Leader COOA

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Eran Galili

Israel - Panellist

Eran is an official member in one of IOC recognized panels in Israel. He is an olive oil expert producer and taster. He has taken part in several national and international Juries like: Terraolivo, London IOOC and the first edition of the MOOOIC Sanremo 2016 and 2018. He also is the Organizer of one of the most inteesting local Competion in Israel the Family Olive Competition.

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Alfredo Marasciulo

Italy - Panel Leader & Consultant

Dr. Alfredo Marasciulo is Panel Leader of the Tasting Committee recognized by the MIPAAF in Bari and is also a contract professor in “sensory analysis of olive oils” at the University of Bari Aldo Moro. Lecturer in many courses in Italy and abroad on oil tasting and lecturer for virgin olive oil taster courses – IOEA Professional Olive Oil Course. He is Panel Leader of the International BIOL Prize and has participated as a judge in many competitions. His academic training has a university degree of “Expert in Sensory Analysis of Virgin Olive Oils” at the University of Jaen (Spain) and a Degree in Business Administration at the prestigious Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He is one of the founding members of the KNOIL Association aimed at spreading knowledge of olive oil and olive oil in Italy and abroad.


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MOOOIC 2019 The Jury

MOOOIC the Jury: we are a Panel formed by a Group of tasters, consultant, and lecturers with the same great passion for Olive Oil. This is why we take into great consideration the duty to taste and assign the maximum grade of attention to Your oil samples. We absolutely want to recognize the right value to Your work and commitment in producing top quality extra virgin olive oils. Giving awards is a serious matter so we will keep in mind it in every glass we are going to taste

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*The list of Judges might change before the beginning of the Contest.


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