Spain

The Last Charcoal Man of Seville

Years ago, Spanish cities had a store in every neighborhood. José Luis Aguilar is the last charcoal merchant in Seville.

Fire Devastates Ybarra’s Seville Facility

Almost half of the Seville based Ybarra factory was destroyed in a blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon. The company vowed to rebuild as soon as possible.
Special Report

Spain’s Civil Guard Seizes 120 Tons of Fake Olive Oil

Farmers alerted police that some companies may have been manipulating olive oil with biodiesel, with the intention to distribute it on the market as olive oil.

Viva España! Spain Brings Home 78 Awards

Spain received 78 awards at the NYIOOC this year, up from 73 in 2015. There was a strong energy of solidarity among attendees that demonstrated that Spain is united to deliver high quality oil to consumers.
Olive Oil Times Special

Spanish Wine Country Celebrates its Olive Oil

World-famous wine-producing region Rioja Alavesa swaps wine glasses for olive oil tastings at its Fifth Annual Olive Oil Festival

Schoolchildren Celebrate ‘Andalusia Day’ with Traditional Breakfast of Toast and Olive Oil

In celebration of Andalucía Day, the region distributes thousands of bottles of olive oil to schools, encouraging children to eat one of Spain’s most traditional breakfast dishes, toast with olive oil.
Special Report

Jaén’s Olive Oil Production Falling Short of Forecast

With Andalusia 40 percent behind estimated production, ASAJA-Jaén expresses doubt about hitting the government’s forecast

Spain’s Olive Pomace Oil Industry Gets a Voice

The Ministry of Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment recognized a new group to promote olive pomace oil.