Making Olive Oil Winds Blow in Bad Break for Crete The coming olive harvest on Crete could be off as much as 60 percent after southerly winds brought unfavorable conditions at the worst time. Olive Oil Gift Pack Gets Dieline Nod A Madonna Dell'Olivo gift pack, designed by the NJU studio, received a merit at The Dieline Package Design Awards. Spain’s Sierra del Moncayo Seeks Protected Designation of Origin Status Producers from Sierra del Moncayo are nearing the final leg of their bid to register their zone as one of Spain's new olive oil PDOs. An ‘ID’ for Apulian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Apulia launched a project to promote its extra virgin olive oils through innovation and quality certification. An Olive Harvest Festival in New Zealand In Martinborough, New Zealand's an olive-themed harvest festival gave guests a tree-to-table experience. Farga Olive Oil: A Gift from Our Ancestors The olive trees of the Farga varietal are trees with an open and robust appearance, that provide generous harvests in good years and blossom early to offer small-medium sized olives. Madrid Seeks the ‘Perfect’ Olive Oil The Spanish capital has carried out tastings in shopping centers throughout the city to determine what locals consider to be best characteristics of extra virgin olive oil , all in a bid to create a new ‘super’ oil. Professional Olive Oil Training the Focus in Portugal Three Universities are joining forces in Portugal to educate participants on quality olive oil production. Sicilian Olive Oil Seeks PGI Certification Regional producers, mills, refiners and bottlers are joining forces to support an application to protect Sicilian olive oil. California Proposes Olive Oil Commission If a bill currently working its way through is successful, California could have a new commission to oversee its olive oil industry. Study Shows Adding Water Decreases Yield and Quality, Even in Non-Irrigated Olives A new study suggested that adding water in the olive oil extraction process actually decreases yield. The Battle Over Kalamata PDO While the olives of the Kalamata variety are widely known, the PDO they carry is a cause of contention among producers in Greece. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.