Maria Martinez de Ubago Arias

won 3 Gold Awards and 1 Silver for her Albea Blanca extra virgin olive oil brand at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition. At left are NYIOOC Panel Leaders Giuseppe Di Lecce and Eleftheria Germanaki. (Photo: Erik Freeland/NYIOOC)

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.
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With 73 awards out of 136 entries, Spain’s rate of success (54 percent) was higher than that of Italy (43 percent), Greece (21 percent), or the United States (41 percent) — the other countries with more than 50 entries.


Lucia Gamez picked up a Silver for Dehesa de la Sabina, a Spanish Picual

Despite a most difficult harvest year in Italy, the country nevertheless managed 43 winners, including 30 Gold and 5 Best in Class.

Producers from the United States earned 30 awards, including 2 Best in Class for 95 entries for a 41 percent rate of success.

Greece was awarded for 35 of its 168 entries — an improvement over last year and a sign that Greek olive oil quality is trending higher.

Portugal had a high (67 percent) success rate, winning 22 awards, including 15 Gold and 1 Best in Class among its 33 entries.

The complete results are presented on the official NYIOOC results website,

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