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Sep. 10, 2019

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Jul. 9, 2019

Olive Oil Producers in Argentina Hope to Follow Malbec's Lead

Improving quality is the best way to improve Argentina's international standing, said small and large-scale producers in a documentary video produced by Olive Oil Times that debuted today.

Jun. 25, 2019

Italian Producers Explain What It Takes to Succeed in a Tough Campaign

Harvesting at the right time, proper stewardship of the land, attention to details, teamwork, perseverance, and passion were all listed by award-winning Italian producers as the reasons for their success.

Apr. 2, 2019

In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Franc Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

Oct. 11, 2018

Registration Opens for NYIOOC2019

Early entries have already been submitted at a fast rate and organizers said registrations will be limited to the first 1,000 brands, as last year.

Sep. 18, 2018

Montsagre: Picual Perfection Among the Empeltre

This is Empeltre territory, an area which comprises the Bajo Aragón region, the Ebro valley and the Terra Alta in Tarragona. It is also home to Albert Barrobés and his family's award-winning Picual.

Apr. 13, 2011

New World Labs Release Latest Jab at Imported Olive Oils

In a redux of last Summer's slamming of imported olive oils, California and Australian labs have teamed up to offer a critical assessment of the quality of America's top-selling brands.

Apr. 7, 2011

Q&A With IOC Director Jean-Louis Barjol

The executive director of the International Olive Council discusses Australian standards, mixed results in India and China and his ambitions in the United States.

Apr. 3, 2011

Catamarca Unveils New Research Facility for Olive Oil Production

"Producers will gain access to technical assistance in the field and at the pilot plant with the aim of improving the quality of their products." - Flavio Fama, National University of Catamarca

Mar. 31, 2011

Italian Investigators Uncover "Falsified Foods"

"Because Italian foods are the most prized in the world, it's clear we also have primacy in falsified foods" - Cesare Patrone, head of the Corpo Forestale

Mar. 29, 2011

Now Playing: Smartphones and Greek Olive Oil Production

A new promotional video produced by the consulting firm foodstandard for a Greek agricultural union is a stunning presentation of modern olive oil production.

Mar. 28, 2011

'Artisanal' Olive Oil Producers Meet in Rome to Talk Strategy

Everyone seemed to agree that differentiation from mass-market brands was key, and it would take a long time and a lot of hard work for high quality olive oil to garner the price it deserves.

Mar. 24, 2011

Conference in Italy Finds Modern Lessons in Ancient Farming

At the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, experts focused on a very distant age to address current agricultural challenges and threats to the environment.

Feb. 10, 2011

Quality Olive Oil a Taste Not Yet Acquired by Most Consumers

While experts consider bitterness and pungency characteristics of high-quality olive oils, many consumers seem to favor other attributes associated with olive oil defects.

Feb. 8, 2011

Kersten Wetenkamp, Der Feinschmecker's Olive Oil Connoisseur

Kersten Wetenkamp and his panel of judges are getting ready to rate 800 extra virgin olive oils from around the world for his magazine's venerable guide.

Feb. 3, 2011

Fairway Market’s Steven Jenkins Started with a Map

"Year after year, I’d get in a car with my maps and drive down all the little roads seeking out villages that gave their names to certain foods." Steven Jenkins

Feb. 2, 2011

Celebrating Olive Oil Culture and Cuisine in Burhaniye

Each year locals and a few lucky tourists gather in this small town on the Aegean coast to salute olive oil culture with music, dance, exhibitions and great food.

Jan. 30, 2011

Panagiotis Karantonis: Greek Olive Oil Must Build On Quality

“If we are talking about a price oriented market, Greece wouldn’t have a chance. That means pushing through, with a national effort, a well-implemented plan."

Jan. 28, 2011

Group Says Olive Oil Tasting Panels Create "False Concern"

A group of olive oil associations sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry condemning “serious problems” arising from organoleptic analysis for the classification of olive oil.

Jan. 25, 2011

A Painter of Olive Harvests

Mariella Gualtieri remembers a man hired to help with the harvest. Seeing her small hands shivering he said, “If only olives were the size of oranges, we’d finish sooner.”

Jan. 20, 2011

Nikos Zachariadis, Agricultural Cooperative of Kritsa

Kritsa is a cooperative at the top of its game, thanks to an ideal microclimate, passionate growers and skilled management by former military man, Nikos Zachariadis.

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