Olive Varieties / page 2

May. 18, 2017

Olive Oil Producers from Small Croatian Island Strike Gold, Together

Olive oil producers from the Croatian island of Šolta joined forces to submit a single entry to NYIOOC 2017, winning a Gold Award and placing its Šoltansko maslinovo ulje on the world stage.

Apr. 25, 2017

Brazil Looks for Its Own Olive

As debate revolves around whether or not Maria da Fé is an olive species unique to Brazil, both traditional mills and technologically advanced machinery have contributed to the increased quality of olive oil here.

Apr. 24, 2017

Judging Underway at Fifth Annual New York International Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o'clock the first samples were distributed to 15 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year's best extra virgin olive oils at a live-streamed press conference Thursday evening.

Jun. 30, 2016

Scientists Decode Olive Tree Genome

A team of scientists from Spain have published the complete genome of the olive tree for the first time.

Jun. 22, 2016

Farmer Produces EVOO from Rescued and Newly Discovered Olive Varieties

La Zadruga is a farm on the west bank of Lake Garda which produces high-quality EVOO from rare, rescued and newly discovered varieties.

May. 11, 2016

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties.

Jun. 1, 2013

What Makes a 'DOP' Olive Oil Different?

What does it mean when an olive oil has a label indicating it was made in a Protected Designation of Origin?

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.

Nov. 10, 2010

Olive Council Holds Meeting on Geographic Indications

Concerns arise over origin criteria, who confers the special designations; and once an olive oil or table olive has the designation, who protects and polices it.

Jul. 27, 2010

Olive Oil Council Considers 80 New Origin Denominations

The majority of these new denominations would apply to olive oil producing nations outside the European Union, like Argentina and Palestine.

May. 10, 2010

Arbequina Country

In the crisp mountain air, wild herbs flourish in the valleys and hillsides around Siurana. With a buttery, slightly nutty flavor and a mild peppercorn finish, Arbequina olive oil is an indulgent treat.

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