olive oil quality

Jan. 10, 2022

Pests Plague Wild Olives on Croatian Island as Producers Remain Steadfast

The olive borer, fly and moth have damaged olive trees on the island of Pag. Producers insist they will still manage to craft award-winning oils.

Dec. 22, 2021

Boundary Bend Co-Founder: Quality and Investment Are Key to Olive Oil’s Future

Rob McGavin said the industry needs to work together to succeed long-term, from technology-based solutions to emphasizing extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits.

Dec. 17, 2021

Greeks Are Consuming Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Greeks are among the top per capita consumers of olive oil in the world but have cut back on the highest grade.

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Dec. 16, 2021

Harvest Unfolds with Mixed Results in Greece

A modest yield is expected in most of the producing regions of the country, with many producers pinning their hopes on quality.

Dec. 15, 2021

Extra Virgin Olive Oils Will Be Sent to Space in 2022

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will bring seven extra virgin olive oils for her crew to enjoy with their meals and to see how the oils hold up in space.

Dec. 1, 2021

Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says

According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.

Sep. 28, 2021

How to Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Home

Optimal storage entails protecting EVOO from light, heat and oxygen. Proper storage will ensure olive oil’s quality and health benefits are preserved for as long as possible.

Sep. 23, 2021

Award-Winning Producers in Central Italy Prepare for Harvest

Sustainable farming, state-of-the-art milling, and synergies between committed farmers are key factors behind the success of the producers from central Italy

Sep. 17, 2021

Filtered or Unfiltered Olive Oil? A Choice for Consumers

While most consumers opt for filtered olive oil, there are some who still prefer the cloudy look. Which is better?

Sep. 15, 2021

Scientists Develop Gelatinous Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy

The researchers said that the gelled EVOO maintained its healthy qualities in the semi-solid form and could replace saturated fat in a range of culinary applications.

Sep. 8, 2021

Spain Approves New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality and Standards

The new laws update the previous ones from 1983 and are meant to add value for producers, promote consumption and fight fraud.

Aug. 13, 2021

Northern Italian Producers Share Secrets of Success at World Olive Oil Competition

A unique climate paired with a focus on local varieties helped propel producers from across the north of the country to success at the 2021 NYIOOC.

Aug. 2, 2021

Organic Producers from Puglia Triumph at World Competition

Producers from southwestern Italy overcame Xylella fastidiosa, erratic weather events and the Covid-19 pandemic to produce their award-winning extra virgin olive oils.

Jun. 21, 2021

Portuguese Producers Continue to Demonstrate Quality at World Competition

Despite a lower yield in 2020, Portuguese growers produced high-quality oil and beat their success in the previous year's competition.

Jun. 21, 2021

Producers Across Spain Celebrate NYIOOC Success

Despite having inclement weather and the pandemic to contend with, Spanish producers had one of their best years at the industry's most prestigious competition.

Jun. 21, 2021

Record Year for French Producers at World Olive Oil Competition

Producers across the south of France and Corsica earned a record-high number of awards despite a difficult harvest year from start to finish.

Jun. 17, 2021

Tuscan Olive Oil Producers Stand Out at World Competition

Producers from the central Italian region were among the most awarded at the 2021 NYIOOC. Excellent conditions and organic methods helped many to win Gold.

Jun. 15, 2021

Andalusian Producers Overcome Obstacles to Triumph at 2021 NYIOOC

Andalusian producers celebrated an excellent year at the World Competition, despite severe weather and Covid-19 dampening the 2020 harvest.

Jun. 15, 2021

Turkish Olive Oils Win Acclaim in World Competition

After an off-year harvest complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, producers from Turkey celebrated a record-high 44 awards.

Jun. 15, 2021

Producers from Puglia and Lazio Star at 29th Ercole Olivario

Taking place in person after being conducted remotely last year, producers came together to celebrate Italian olive oils and their producers.

Jun. 10, 2021

Croatian Producers Celebrate 87 Wins at World Competition

Olive oil producers from Istria and Dalmatia overcame adverse weather conditions and challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic to win a record number of Gold and Silver Awards.

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