After four days of the analyzing 910 olive oils from 27 countries, the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) will unveil this year’s award winners at a press conference tonight.
Our judging panel and support teams have worked tirelessly throughout the week and I'm very pleased with the results.
The sold-out event will be attended by 200 olive oil producers, distributors, food industry professionals and the international media.
This is the fifth year of the competition and the largest of its kind. Fifteen experts from every olive oil-producing region make up the elite panel of judges who sniff and sip blind samples to determine the cream of this year’s crop.
Curtis Cord, the founder of the NYIOOC and the publisher of Olive Oil Times said today that the proceedings over the four days have gone smoothly. “Our judging panel and support teams have worked tirelessly throughout the week and I’m very pleased with the results,” he said.
The winning olive oils are coveted by chefs, food buyers and discerning consumers everywhere who value extra virgin olive oils of the very highest quality.
Award winners will be listed in the Yearly Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils and many will be available through the Best Olive Oils Marketplace, the online portal where buyers can source the winning oils from retailers and distributors who stock them.
The winning brands will also be featured in the first annual “Guide to the World’s Best Olive Oils,” a printed guidebook that will be available through Amazon and other booksellers in May.