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Meet the founder

“To discover the depth and beauty of extra virgin olive oil is to unravel thousands of years of history through a unique tour of the senses.”

Alexis Kerner

AlexisAlexis Kerner is a born foodie originally from New Jersey and has been residing in and exploring Andalusia for over 12 years.

She received her BA degree in Environmental Science from Connecticut College and the title as Professional Olive Oil Taster from the University of Jaen and the International Olive Council.

Alexis always had an interest in olive oil, but it wasn’t until the first course in tasting that she truly fell pit, peel, and lenticel for all there is to know about olive oil. It was from this moment that she became inspired to share the knowledge and joy of olive oil with others.

She has more than 16 years of experience in environmental programming in the United States and Spain as well as on a European level.

During her employment in the Andalusian Government she learned the intricate ins and outs of Andalusia´s farms and olive oil mills and was given a unique window into this world.

Alexis also has 15 years of experience in imparting workshops and master courses for tourism and environmental agencies as well as olive oil producers.

She also serves on the jury for the  OVIBEJA International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in Portugal and TERRAOLIVO Competition in Jerusalem, Israel.

Alexis has achieved high tasting ability scores and is on the list of Associate Savants.

Recent Posts

Golden Andalusian Cocktails

Golden Andalusian Cocktails

When Brígida Jiménez, my mentor and one of the world´s best tasters, asked me and my husband to attend the presentation of an up and coming hojiblaca olive oil from Rute, Conde de Mirasol, I couldn´t say no. Just a few weeks prior, I had tasted this oil and my response was, “WOW”. Wow is […]

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Pairing EVOO with oranges

Pairing EVOO with oranges

The World Olive Oil Exhibition was held this week in Madrid. The international event had over 60 exhibitors, an extensive oil bar, a business meeting point, gourmet products display area, cooking show, and two conference areas. International experts came to discuss topics such as trade, production and tasting. Dr. Maria Paz Aguilera was one of […]

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