France

Dec. 4, 2019

Corsica Producer Fears Mediterranean Culture Under Threat

Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.

Oct. 3, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil on Final List of Retaliatory Tariffs on E.U. Goods

Along with some Spanish olive oils, certain types of table olives from both France and Spain will also face a 25-percent tariff on U.S. imports. Olive oils from Italy, Portugal and Greece will be unaffected.

Sep. 19, 2019

Scientists Find Earliest Evidence of Olive Oil in Central Europe

Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.

Sep. 10, 2019

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Sep. 8, 2019

Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.

Sep. 5, 2019

Making 'Magic' at Domaine de La Vallongue

Near Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Domaine de La Vallongue grows five varieties typical in the Vallée des Baux to craft its award-winning blend.

Oct. 29, 2018

Event Celebrating New Oils Returns to Paris for Fourth Edition

Producers, chefs and olive oil enthusiasts prepare to gather in Paris to sample and judge some of the year's best early-harvest oils.

Oct. 10, 2018

Labeling Practices Still Not Up to Par in France, Report Finds

The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control's recent report finds that misleading marketing information surrounding the sale of olive oil and related products still requires further regulation.

Feb. 12, 2018

In Defense of 'Black Fruity'

The French association Afidol shed light on the misinterpreted taste of "black fruity" oil and the controversy behind the ancestral tradition of controlled fermentation.

Jan. 25, 2018

Paul Bocuse, Renowned French Chef, Dies

French President Emmanuel Macron led the tributes, saying, "The chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysée and everywhere in France. But they will continue his work."

Jan. 3, 2018

France's Top Chef Talks Olive Oil

Olive Oil Times spoke with Mirazur's Mauro Colagreco.

Nov. 27, 2017

French Farmers Get Outside Help to 'Professionalize' EVOO Production

After an improved yet unexceptional olive harvest in France, olive growers are turning to a Spanish company for help.

Jun. 22, 2017

French Olive Sector Calls 2016 Harvest 'Catastrophic'

At its general assembly, the president of the French olive grower's association called on members to implement changes or watch the country's olive sector die a slow death.

Mar. 2, 2015

France Pledges Aid for Olive Oil Sector

French olive producers affected by this year's poor harvest will benefit from new financial aid measures proposed by the French ministry of agriculture.

Feb. 2, 2015

Olive Oil in France Rife with Deception and Fraud, Report Finds

Recent checks in France revealed widespread problems with falsely labeled olive oils.

Nov. 3, 2014

Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests

The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.

May. 13, 2014

Gold and Silver for France

Three French producers, submitting oils to the huge New York competition for the first time, took home three coveted quality awards.

Feb. 17, 2014

'Espérantine' Olive Oil Chocolates: Original and Full of Flavor

Francesco Martorana crafts Marseille's celebrated olive leaf-shaped chocolates with organic olive oil, almonds and mint.

Jan. 20, 2014

Fifty Years After Fortuné Arizzi's Vision, An Award-Wining Olive Oil

Fortuné Arizzi recognized the exceptional terroir of Les Mées and, fortunately for us, convinced his wife to invest in an olive orchard.

Dec. 4, 2013

French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic

French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic.

Jul. 10, 2013

In France, A 'High School of Olive Oil Tasting'

Fabienne Roux created a school for olive oil tasting in France, where she trains chefs and others in olive oil's finer points.

More