The results of the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition began rolling out this morning on its official website, bestoliveoils.org.
At 9 o’clock (UTC‑4) the online presentation began unveiling one winning brand at a time, at the moment its results was certified by the NYIOOC.See Also: The World’s Best Olive Oils
In a year marked by challenges stemming from a global pandemic, climate change and market headwinds, producers in every olive oil-producing region turned out in record numbers to compete in the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
The NYIOOC received 1,171 entries for the 2021 edition, breaking the previous record of 1,003 set in 2018.
The entries were analyzed by 21 expert tasters from 13 countries working remotely and supported by NYIOOC technical teams.
Curtis Cord, the NYIOOC founder and president, hailed the judges for “demonstrating yet again their commitment to producers of excellence around the world.”
The results of the NYIOOC are closely followed by food industry professionals, media and others concerned with the quality of the olive oil they buy.
Earning a distinction at the NYIOOC opens doors for producers striving to differentiate their brands in the crowded marketplace. Importers, distributors and traders use the competition results as a shortlist for their buying decisions.