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Jul. 5, 2022

French Producers Celebrate Superb Showing at NYIOOC

Producers from southern France and Corsica combined to earn 11 awards from 26 entries in the 2022 World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 31, 2022

A Family Tradition Takes Root at Moulin de la Coquille

The French producer earned a second consecutive Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to new investments in organic production, irrigation and technology.

Dec. 1, 2021

Award-Winning French Producer Looks to The Past to Meet Challenges of The Future

Maintaining organic farming methods and experimenting with ancient olive varieties are how Château d’Estoublon keeps its 500-year olive oil production history alive.

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Jul. 14, 2021

Producers Assess Damage of Springtime Frost Across Southern France

One agricultural expert estimates that olive oil production in the 2021/22 crop year could fall by more than 25 percent as a result of damage caused by the frost.

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.

May. 20, 2020

Winning NYIOOC a 'Matter of Pride' for French Producers

French brands earned a record-high eight awards at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, including six Golds and two Silvers.

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Feb. 6, 2012

Oliviera: The ‘Anti-Tourism’ of Olive Oil

Nadim Beyrouti sells high quality olive oil from small producers in Provence. His restaurant Oliviera was created as a means to showcase his range of oils by pairing them with simple, fresh cuisine.

Feb. 1, 2012

Nicolas Alziari

Alziari olive oil has been produced and sold in Nice, France for over 140 years. The company's products now sell in over 19 countries and the Alziari ‘grand crus’ range continues to be held in high regard.

Jul. 19, 2011

For French Olive Oil Producers, Less is More

Olive oil production in France is tiny compared to its neighbors and there's a "problem with notoriety." Jean Benoit Hugues shares what the interprofessional association Afidol plans to do about lifting the profile, and sales, of French olive oil.

May. 10, 2011

Olivier Baussan's Première Pression

The entrepreneur's newest project is a chain of olive oil shops emphasizing education and transparency.

Mar. 21, 2011

An Olive Oil School in the South of France

A port town on the Mediterranean coast of France believes that educating young children is a great way to achieve and maintain a healthy olive oil culture for future generations.

Dec. 7, 2010

Olives de Lucques

The flesh comes away from the tiny stone easily and conjures up flavors of fresh almonds and avocados. I’m beginning to understand why the French prize them so highly.

Oct. 29, 2010

French Olive Oil Producers Going Organic

Jean Marie Guerin says he's lucky to be isolated from other orchards. "My domaine is right out in the country, far from any pollution. I don’t have as many flies as the other growers.”

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