The Chilean Center of Chemical Development (CEPEDEQ) is organizing its first Latin American extra virgin olive oil competition, called Oro Chile 2013.

The goal of the competition, organizers say, is to recognize the excellent quality of extra virgin olive oils from producers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.

CEPEDEQ’s IOC-recognized olive oil tasting panel will select extra virgin olive oils through the “intensity of their fruitiness.” Then an international jury, lead by well-known olive oil production and quality expert Dr. Marino Uceda will judge the finalists and choose the winners.

Oro Chile is sponsored by ChileOliva, the Chilean olive oil producers’ association.

The ceremony will be held at the eleventh Chilean Olive Oil Producers Meeting on October 16th in Santiago.

For more information, visit the competition website.

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