Fairs and Competitions ‘Il Magnifico’ Award Goes to Don Gioacchino Don Gioacchino PDO by Sabino Leone was appointed “Il Magnifico” (The Magnificent) at the competition bearing the same name. Jerusalem to Host 6th TerraOlivo Besides the competition, the event offers a 6-day tour of olives, wines and the Holy Land's landmarks, from the Dead Sea to Mount Zion and the Old Town of Jerusalem. In Latest Bid for Relevance, Council Seeks to Standardize Competitions Facing waning interest in its own olive oil competition, the International Olive Council will offer to endorse rival events that abide by its rules. 4th ‘Extrascape’ to Focus on Innovation The fourth Extrascape competition and conference will focus on innovative tools and strategies to promote the culture of extra virgin olive oil. An Olive Oil from Japan Wins Top Award An extra virgin olive oil from Japan, Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake, won a Best in Class Award at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition. 38 U.S. Brands Make List of Best Olive Oils Despite a punishing drought, California olive oil producers still managed to craft some of the year's best extra virgin olive oils. Olive Oil Flows Through Expo2015 and Beyond Olive oil will be on stage both inside the Expo area and in other locations which will welcome visitors with tastings, meetings and food tours. The Best Greek Olive Oils for 2015 Thirty-five extra virgin olive oils from Greece have achieved the distinction “Best in the World” for 2015. Third NYIOOC Conference ‘Resounding Success’ Producers, marketers, merchants, buyers, chefs and journalists from around the world gathered in New York to network and discuss all things EVOO. Australian Producer Boundary Bend Wins 9 Awards at NYIOOC Australian olive oil company, already the world’s most awarded producer at the New York International Olive Oil Competition, added to their lead Wednesday. Spain Finishes at the Top Again in New York Spain won more awards than any other country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition, the largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest in the world. New York International Olive Oil Competition Announces Best Olive Oils in the World In front of an excited crowd at the International Culinary Center, Curtis Cord, president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition, announced the best olive oils in the world for 2015. © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.