World of Olive Oil

UNESCO Board Endorses ‘World Olive Tree Day’

Following a proposal by Lebanon and Tunisia, UNESCO's executive board has recommended support for "all efforts leading to the proclamation of the World Olive Tree Day"

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.
Special Report

In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Franc Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

18 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Professionals and enthusiasts from eight countries who completed the six-day program at the International Culinary Center said they were eager to use their expertise to educate others and advance innovative projects.
Olive Oil Times Special

In London, One-Stop Shop for Light Bulbs, Olive Oil

The modest door of an electrical supplies store leads you to a small haven for olive oil lovers.

Croatian Joins Elite Panel of Tasters in New York

Dr. Karolina Brkic Bubola, the leader of the official panel for olive oil sensory assessment for the Republic of Croatia, will be among the 18 judges at the 2018 NYIOOC.
Special Report

Award-Winning Producer Credits His Team of ‘Harvest Experts’

For two months a team of 150 people harvest the olives at Cortijo Virgen de los Milagros, like their parents and grandparents did. "The mill is only the extractor," says Luis Montabes. "Quality is born in the fields."

Smithsonian Explores the World’s Best Olive Oils

The Smithsonian Institution will host a seminar to explore high-quality extra virgin olive oils on February 3.