Reviews

May. 26, 2020

Award-Winning Brands Place Slovenia on World Stage

Slovenian producers enjoyed another successful year at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality competition, winning four awards from five entries, including two Gold Awards.

May. 25, 2020

From North to South, Portuguese Producers Welcome NYIOOC Success

Portugal won 32 Awards at this year's NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, confirming the strong position of the country's producers on the international stage.

May. 19, 2020

South African Producers Persevere to Win 4 NYIOOC Awards

South African producers earned four awards at the world's premier olive oil quality competition. Producers persevered through drought to make their oils and the coronavirus pandemic to send them to New York.

May. 19, 2020

Central Italian Producers Build on Their Success at World Olive Oil Competition

Producers from the Marche and Umbria regions considered their achievements at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 18, 2020

Record Wins for American Producers at World Olive Oil Competition

American producers took home a record-high 56 Gold and 18 Silver Awards at the world's premier olive oil quality competition. Only Spanish and Italian producers received more.

May. 18, 2020

Italian Innovation and Tradition Awarded at World Olive Oil Competition

New processing technologies may be a game-changer for Italian farmers at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality competition, but tradition can still make a difference.

May. 4, 2017

It’s a Great Time to Find High-Quality Olive Oils

At the world's most prestigious olive oil competition, there were more entries -- and more winners -- than ever before, spelling good news for fans of high-quality extra virgin olive oils.

Apr. 27, 2017

Best Olive Oils for 2017 Will be Announced Tonight

The winners of the 2017 New York International Olive Oil Competition will be revealed at a live-streamed 5:30 (EDT) press conference.

Apr. 24, 2017

Judging Underway at Fifth Annual New York International Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o'clock the first samples were distributed to 15 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year's best extra virgin olive oils at a live-streamed press conference Thursday evening.

Feb. 29, 2016

The Art of Olive Oil: Greek Package Designs Draw from Deep Cultural Roots

Greek olive oil producers and their designers are presenting innovative brands and packages inspired by a rich cultural heritage.

Aug. 24, 2015

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a 'Pillar of My Cuisine'

The chef of Osteria di Passignano is a passionate extra virgin olive oil connoisseur -- his ice cream a fresh take on Tuscan, oil-based cuisine.

Jun. 9, 2015

In Paris, You Might Want to Miss Lunch

An olive oil shopkeeper in Paris known as "Miss Lunch" has gained a loyal following with inspired dishes fashioned from her modest kitchen.

May. 12, 2015

New Faces Among the Old Trees of an Award-Winning Buccheri Cooperative

Two sons of the founders of the Agrestis cooperative in Buccheri are bringing new energy to the home of some of the world's best olive oils.

Jun. 28, 2011

Biolea and Astarti Win Quality Awards

A Greek culinary publication presented quality awards in Athens recently to two olive oil producers in recognition for their exceptional products.

Apr. 18, 2011

What to Choose at Gastronomia Volpetti

One of Rome's best specialty food shops, Gastronomia Volpetti can be a little intimidating to the uninitiated. When it comes to olive oil, best to stick with the Umbrian.

Jan. 10, 2011

Sweet Role for Olive Oil

While a quality extra virgin is now essential in any decent restaurant, perhaps the full embrace of olive oil is most poignantly revealed in its new surprising role: as dessert.

Dec. 4, 2010

L'Esperantine de Marseille

Emily Monaco ducks into a chocolate exhibition in Paris and discovers a unique treat from the Mediterranean port city of Marseille made with extra virgin olive oil.

May. 10, 2010

Grand Central's Mediterranean Market

Oliviers & Co. invites fast-moving New Yorkers to slow down and enjoy the flavors of the South of France.

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