Lincoln Giles
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Lincoln Giles


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Having grown up on a farm in Alabama, Lincoln went on to become a professional dancer.

At the age of eighteen, he received a 2-years scholarship to attend the School of the San Francisco Ballet. He was subsequently accepted into the degree program at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

After completing his studies, Lincoln moved to Cologne (Germany) where he established a dance studio, a performance art company and then a translation agency.

He also met his wife Dafni there, whose family has for generations maintained an olive grove on the Mani peninsula.

It is there on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece that Lincoln rediscovered farm life and found his new passion – olive oil. Having completed the Olive Oil Times’ Sommelier Certificate Program in California in 2018, Lincoln sought to further deepen his knowledge.

This brought him to ONAOO, where he completed the 2-year Advanced Course and was qualified Professional Taster in 2022.

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In recent times, organizations that deal with olive oil tasting training have multiplied. It follows that more and more people graduate as tasters.

On one hand, ONAOO is pleased to have been the initiator of a phenomenon that interests because it creates an “olive culture” that is perceived as a necessity for market and consumers.

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Considering our experience, we can say that follow the whole ONAOO path is a distinctive hallmark as well as be enrolled in the INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF ONAOO PROFESSIONAL TASTERS

This entry opens the door to all the opportunity that the oil world offers to the professional taster and is a real value, not only added, but fundamental, for the definition of an effective and convincing operating profile.