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Olive Oil Sommelier
Alexis Kerner, born in Philadelphia, is an expert olive oil taster who has resided in Seville, Spain for the past 14 years.
She received her undergrad in Environmental Science from Connecticut College and her title as Expert Olive Oil Taster from the International Olive Council and the University of Jaen in Spain.
She also has trained under top Spanish olive oil tasters, Brígida Jiménez and María Paz Aguilera. Every spring, Alexis serves on the jury for the annual Ovibeja International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition of Portugal.
In 2014, she founded The Olive Oil Workshop, a company that strives to educate buyers at all levels as well as producers of virgin olive oils in order to empower consumers, promote good olive oil, and support producers in a difficult market.