Spain Brings Home 51 Medals from New York

Spanish extra virgin olive oils received a total of 51 awards including two Best of Class at the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Over 700 entries from 22 countries were subjected to a blind taste test to select the world’s best olive oils for 2013 at last week’s competition, which was held at the International Culinary Center in New York. Spain finished second only to Italy, the country with the most entries in the competition.

Spain, with its haul of two Best of Class and 25 Gold earned a total of 51 awards for the event. Spanish EVOO companies Masia el Altet, located in the Alcoy Mountains of Alicante, and Andalusian producer Finca La Torre both took home Best of Class awards for their respective categories, North Medium Intensity Blend and North Medium Intensity Monovarietal. Both oils received scores of 9.50 of a possible 10.0.

Another big winner for the year was Aceites Melgarejo, who received two Gold awards, with a score of 8.60 in the Robust Monovarietal category with its Arbequina, and 8.20 for their Picual. The company was founded in 1995, but strives to continue a rich history of olive farming that has been carried out by the family for generations. Located in Jaén, one of the regions most known for olive oil production in the world, olive oils from Melgarejo have received no less than 22 prizes this year alone.

Other top Spanish scorers included Venta del Barón from Córdoba and Aciete Novecientos from the province of Jaén, which both scored an impressive 9.50 in their categories. Popular Spanish export, Chef José Andrés, also received a Gold award for the olive oil to which he lends his name, José Andrés by Casas de Hualdo Secret Blend, which scored a 9.0 in the Robust Blend category.

The winning olive oils from Spain are below. The full list of winners can be found at the Best Olive Oils website.


Spanish Winners at NYIOOC

Brand Name
Producer
Award
Aceite Novecientos Top
Aceite Novecientos
Gold
Aceites Almenara
Aceites Almenara
Gold
Alfar La Maja
Agrícola La Maja s.l.
Silver
Alma De Jerez Delicate
El Jardin De Almayate
Silver
Alma De Jerez Intense
El Jardin De Almayate
Gold
Aove lasolana2
Aove lasolana2
Gold
Aubocassa
Agrícola Aubocasser S.L.
Silver
Basilippo Gourmet
Oleomorillo S.L.
Silver
Bea
Rihuelo S.L.
Silver
Benizar
Acecasa SL
Silver
Castillo de Canena Family Reserve Arbequina
Castillo de Canena
Silver
Castillo de Tudején
José Manuel Remón Huarte
Silver
Cavada La Maestria
Cavada La Maestria
Gold
Changlot Real
Señorios de Relleu
Silver
Coupage
Señorios de Relleu
Gold
Dauro
Reguilme S.L.
Silver
Dominus Cosecha Temprana
Monva, S-L.
Gold
Ego Sum Intense
Previoleo S.L
Gold
Ego Sum Subtle
Previoleo S.L
Silver
Egregio
Oleoestepa SCA
Gold
Estepa Virgen
Oleoestepa SCA
Gold
Finca la Torre Selección
Finca La Torre
Best of Class
Fuenroble
Potosi 10 -Fuenroble S.A.
Gold
Insula Arbequina + Koroneiki
Inversiones Pelícano 1003, S.L.
Silver
Insula Koroneiki
Inversiones Pelícano 1003, S.L.
Silver
Jose Andres by Casas de Hualdo Picual
Casas de Hualdo
Silver
Jose Andres by Casas de Hualdo Secret Blend
Casas de Hualdo
Gold
La Maja
Agrícola La Maja s.l.
Silver
LA Organic Oro Intenso
LA Amarilla de Ronda
Gold
LA Organic Oro Suave
LA Amarilla de Ronda
Gold
Llagrima Verda
Inversiones Pelícano 1003, S.L.
Silver
Marqués de los Vélez
Marques de los Vélez S. L.
Gold
Marqués de los Vélez
Marques de los Vélez S. L.
Silver
Marques de Valdueza
Marques de Valdueza
Silver
Masía el Altet High-End
Masia el Altet S.L
Best of Class
Masía el Altet High Quality
Masia el Altet S.L
Silver
Melgarejo Arbequina
Aceites Melgarejo
Gold
Melgarejo Composición Premium
Aceites Melgarejo
Gold
Melgarejo Frantoio
Aceites Melgarejo
Silver
Melgarejo Picual Premium
Aceites Melgarejo
Gold
Miquel's
Olis Miquels S.L. (Brand: Miquel's)
Silver
Mueloliva Picuda
muela-olives, .s.l.
Gold
O-Med Selection
O-Med Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gold
Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual
Galgon 99 SL
Gold
Oro Del Desierto Coupage Organic
Rafael Alonso Aguilera S.L.
Gold
Pago Baldios San Carlos
Pago Baldios San Carlos
Silver
Palacio Marques De Viana
Simply Spanish Products
Gold
Parqueoliva Serie Oro
Almazaras de la Subbetica
Gold
Rincon de la Subbética
Almazaras de la Subbetica
Gold
Venta del Baron
muela-olives, .s.l.
Gold
Verde Esmeralda
Verde Esmeralda
Gold

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This article was last updated November 30, 2014 - 11:51 AM (GMT-5)