North America

Olive Oil Sommelier

Spain Surpasses Italy as Top Olive Oil Exporter to U.S.

After a lot of hard work, Spanish olive oil exports to the United States have surpassed Italian exports for the first semester. But it's too soon to call it an ongoing trend.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Culinary Educator and Visionary, Dies in Car Crash

This morning the tragic news is being shared throughout the New York culinary community and far beyond in expressions of disbelief as the weight of the loss sinks in.
Business

Costco Switches Back to Italian for Private Label

After a one-year test with Greek oils, the world's second largest retailer has returned to Italy for its Kirkland Signature brand, saying it was "what members wanted."

American Trade Group Awarded Research Grant

The funding is part of a $36.5-million provision in the Farm Bill for research to support the country’s specialty crop farmers.

Class Certification Awarded in False Advertising Case Against Filippo Berio

A U.S. District Judge granted class certification to those who bought any brand Filippo Berio olive oil with the exception of their organic olive oil, between May 2010 and June 2015.

New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.
Special Report

Master Milling Course Returns to Davis

The program will once again be led by Leandro Ravetti, one of the world’s leading experts in the growing, processing and standards of olive oil.

A New Way for Retailers and Restaurants to Stock the World’s Best Olive Oils

The Best Olive Oils Marketplace, the e-commerce platform for award-winning extra virgin olive oils, is now open to wholesale buyers.