olive oil competitions

Jan. 29, 2020

Why There Won’t Be an ‘Awards Gala’ at the 2020 NYIOOC

It has been an expensive party paid for by 1,000 producers, but enjoyed by very few of them.

Oct. 23, 2019

Registration Opens for 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Registration has opened for the 2020 edition of the NYIOOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Jun. 10, 2019

Italian Producers Lead the Way at Fourth EVO IOOC

At an award ceremony on Italy's Violet Coast, producers from the home nation won the night, bringing home 121 awards. Greece and Spain finished in a distinct second and third.

May. 5, 2019

Judging Underway at World Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o’clock (EDT) the first samples were distributed to 18 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

Apr. 26, 2019

Italian Producers Celebrate Quality at the Ercole Olivario Awards

Italian producers from around the country demonstrated their resilience to a tough harvest season at the twenty-seventh edition of the awards ceremony.

Apr. 9, 2019

Women Take Center Stage at Italian EVOO Literary Competition

The award ceremony also saw the launching of the Mediterranean Olive Oil Women’s Network and was an opportunity for a Jordanian agriculture official to showcase her country's progress.

Mar. 6, 2018

NYIOOC Will Limit Entries to 1,000

With entries quickly approaching one thousand, NYIOOC organizers say they will close registration in a matter of days.

Dec. 7, 2017

Entries Pour in for Sixth NYIOOC

Producers overcame yet another challenging harvest season to ready their products for olive oil's biggest stage.

Nov. 30, 2017

Lauro's Olive Oil Contest Moves to Salerno

The third edition of the international olive oil contest led by Antonio G. Lauro, now renamed EVO-IOOC, will be held at Capaccio Paestum in Salerno, May 14-19 2018.

Jun. 21, 2017

TerraOlivo Completes 8th Edition

Despite the recent loss of TerraOlivo's president, Raul Castellani, the competition in Israel attracted 630 olive oils from 20 countries.

May. 22, 2017

Turkey Holds First 'Mario Solinas' National Olive Oil Competition

A new competition in Turkey aims to raise the bar for local producers and improve collaboration within the olive sector.

May. 14, 2017

195 Awarded at 'Domina' Olive Oil Contest

The second edition of the Domina International Olive Oil Contest recognized 195 olive oils. Italy won the most awards, followed by Spain and Greece.

May. 6, 2017

Italian Brands Earn 124 Awards at NYIOOC

Facing one of the worst seasons in recent years, Italy achieved 124 awards, including 4 Best in Class, 82 Gold Awards and 38 Silver Awards at the 2017 NYIOOC, demonstrating that great results can be reached under challenging conditions.

Mar. 25, 2016

24th Ercole Olivario Awards Recognize Italian Olive Oil Excellence

The 24th edition of the Ercole Olivario concluded with a ceremony in Perugia.

Mar. 1, 2016

More than 800 to Compete in New York International Olive Oil Competition

The world’s largest and most pres­ti­gious olive oil com­pe­ti­tion will be big­ger than ever this year with more than 800 brands from 27 coun­tries com­pet­ing next month for the cov­eted Sil­ver, Gold and Best in Class awards. The fourth annual New York Inter­na­tional Olive Oil Com­pe­ti­tion (NYIOOC), which will be held in New York City

Oct. 26, 2015

EVOO Takes Center Stage as Milan Expo Winds Down

The universal exhibition was the occasion for an edition of Ercole Olivario, a national competition dedicated to Italian extra virgin olive oils.

Oct. 9, 2015

An International Competition in Sicily

Next May, Southern Italy will host the Domina International Olive Oil Contest led by Antonio Lauro.

Aug. 11, 2015

Cape Town Hosts 2nd Sol d'Oro Southern Edition

Cape Town, South Africa will host the second edition of Sol d'Oro-Southern Hemisphere, the international competition organized by Veronafiere.

Jul. 1, 2015

L’Oro del Benàco Celebrates Best of Lake Garda

The largest lake of Italy has a great influence on the climate on its banks and is the heart of the world's northernmost olive oil production region.

May. 26, 2015

Jerusalem to Host 6th TerraOlivo

Besides the competition, the event offers a 6-day tour of olives, wines and the Holy Land's landmarks, from the Dead Sea to Mount Zion and the Old Town of Jerusalem.

May. 18, 2015

In Latest Bid for Relevance, Council Seeks to Standardize Competitions

Facing waning interest in its own olive oil competition, the International Olive Council will offer to endorse rival events that abide by its rules.

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