olive oil quality

Nov. 18, 2022

Producers in Algeria Anticipate Worst Harvest in 30 Years

North Africa’s largest country is expected to produce just 30,000 tons of olive oil in the 2022/23 crop year, about one-third of the rolling five-year average.

Nov. 14, 2022

Researchers Study How Lack of Chill Hours Impacts Olive Development, Oil Quality

The lack of chill hours has resulted in longer flowering periods, more oil accumulation and distinct oil chemistry in olives grown in the subtropical climate of Tenerife.

Oct. 24, 2022

Researchers in Spain Investigate Positive Organoleptic Attributes of EVOO

A study identifies new methods to better understand the "green fruity" and "ripe fruity" organoleptic profiles of extra virgin olive oil.

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Oct. 17, 2022

E.U. Green Lights €100M Subsidy for Italian Olive Millers

The recipients will be eligible to receive the state-aid to cover up to half of the expense of upgrading their mills to be more efficient and sustainable.

Sep. 13, 2022

Sustainability Key to Success of Central Italy’s Award-Winning Producers

Producers from Central Italy reflected on success at the 2022 NYIOOC and looked ahead to the coming harvest.

Aug. 10, 2022

In Efforts to Promote Quality, Italy Focuses on Olive Mills

Upgrading technology, improving techniques and promoting sustainability are at the core of efforts to add value to Italian olive oils.

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Jul. 18, 2022

Adding Water During Olive Oil Production Lowers Quality, Researchers Find

Arbequina extra virgin olive oil produced without added water had higher levels of polyphenol and better oxidative stability than oils produced with added water.

Jul. 15, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Emphasizes Sustainable Expansion in the Jordan Desert

Jordan’s only award-winning producer at the 2022 NYIOOC reflects on the role of preserving the environment on quality and prepare for the post-Covid world.

Jul. 11, 2022

Israeli Producers Celebrate Record Year at World Competition

Despite having its worst harvest in a decade, Israeli producers earned a record-high number of awards at the World Competition.

Jul. 11, 2022

Northern Italian Producers Achieve Quality Despite Drought, Frost

Producers from Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna triumphed once again at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jul. 11, 2022

Best Year Yet for Tunisian Producers at World Competition

The North African country’s producers won a record-setting number of awards at the competition and achieved their highest success rate.

Jul. 6, 2022

New European Label Recognizes Health Benefits of High-Polyphenol EVOOs

The goal of the Aristoil Plus project is to improve olive oil quality among its members and promote olive oil as a nutraceutical food to consumers.

Jul. 5, 2022

Care, Commitment Lie Behind the Success of Southern Italian Producers at NYIOOC

Producers from Calabria, Campania and Puglia overcame drought and wildfires to once again place among the world’s highest-quality olive oils in New York.

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Jun. 9, 2022

Spanish Producers Achieve Record Success at World Competition

Producers from across the country overcame drought and extreme weather events to earn a record-high 128 awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 9, 2022

Tuscan Producers Triumph at NYIOOC, Overcoming Late Frosts and Summer Heat

Painstaking work in the grove, without forgetting the importance of sustainable farming, propelled Tuscan farmers to a leading role at the World Competition.

Jun. 8, 2022

South African Producers Celebrate Record Success at NYIOOC

Entering their second-highest number of brands, South African producers won a record-high number of Gold Awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 6, 2022

New Zealand Producers Enjoy Strong Showing at World Competition

Producers from New Zealand celebrated their success at the NYIOOC World Competition, earning their second-highest tally of awards.

May. 31, 2022

Meet the Driving Force Behind the Success of Montenegrin Producers at NYIOOC '22

Ćazim Alković helped growers and producers in the small Balkan state earn one Gold and two Silver Awards, the first in the country's history.

May. 31, 2022

Winning at NYIOOC Part of Producer’s Quest to Improve Reputation of Tunisian EVOO

When Karim Fitouri found the reputation of Tunisian olive oil was an obstacle to exporting, he decided to improve his country's standing in the olive oil world.

May. 25, 2022

World Olive Oil Competition Releases Final Results

The 2022 NYIOOC has completed its annual review of the world's best extra virgin olive oils.

May. 23, 2022

A New Era of Olive Farming Dawns in Molise

Authorities, producer associations and farmers are working together in the southern Italian region to restore abandoned groves and attract young farmers.

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