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Filmmaker to Tell Story of Struggling Olive Farmers in Spain in 90s

Filmmaker Matthew Jeffrey wants to tell the story of how Spain's construction boom and bust affected olive farmers.

A Forgotten Treasure: Making Oil from Wild Olives

Francisco Villanueva and Fernando Martín produce oil from wild olives growing on the green slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves. "Professional tasters don’t know how to describe it.”

Spanish Bottlers Advised to Demand Taste Tests

Spanish bottling companies have been advised to request taste panel results along with the chemical analyses to ensure their products comply with standards.

Global Olive Oil Giant Deoleo at Brink of Dissolution

The company will sell a factory in Antequera and plans to dismiss of workers in its offices and industrial factories in Spain.
Special Report

Finca La Torre’s Pursuit of Perfection in Málaga

Finca La Torre has won six Gold and two Best in Class Awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition. "While most farmers harvest very late, we bet on a very early harvest," explained Víctor Pérez, the company's director.

Investigation Opened in Spain for Adulterated Olive Oil Exported to Italy

Spain received an international judicial cooperation request from Italy after the country conducted several investigations which confirmed the falsification of oil products from Andalusia.
Olive Oil Times Special

3 Spanish Chefs Who Are Ambassadors of Olive Oil

Acclaimed Andalusian chefs are not just winning prizes by using extra virgin olive oils in their dishes. They're showing other chefs and locals the power of the product, and they say it's just the beginning.

Spanish Trade Group Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Cruet Decree

The Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the rules forbidding the refilling of olive oil bottles in restaurants.