Daily Archives: September 3, 2013

  • Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Demijohn

    20130903-232702.jpgDemijohn has launched a new Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete called Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil is light, with an aromatic, fresh olive taste and velvety smooth texture.

    “We have dreamed of stocking a good Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil since we founded in 2004, but being such a rare commodity it has taken almost nine years of searching to find something suitable,” said Angus Ferguson, MD of Demijohn. “The quality and flavour of their exquisite Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil is unquestionable and has certainly been worth the wait.”

    Available at £3.40 for 100ml.

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    Demijohn has launched a new Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete called Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil is light, with an aromatic, fresh olive taste and velvety smooth texture. “We have dreamed of stocking a good Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil since... 
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  • Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards - Vic's good oils celebrated

    VICTORIAN olive producers have triumphed at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards, winning 76 medals.

    Organisers said a bumper crop boosted entry numbers to 144 from 54 producers across Australia.

    Judges awarded 116 medals: 17 gold, 41 silver and 58 bronze.

    The top performing Victorian producer in the table olives category was Saluté Oliva, of Boort.

    The boutique business operated by Peter and Marlies Eicher, was awarded three medals for its table olives – kalamata (gold), manzanillo (silver) and semi-dried manzanillo olives (silver) – and a silver medal for its extra virgin olive oil.

    Last year’s Champion Boutique Class Oil producer Lisadurne Hill, of Rushworth, was awarded a gold medal for the second consecutive year, for its hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil.

    Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria chief executive Mark O’Sullivan said the awards, which are hosted by the RASV, promoted and celebrated excellence across the fine food industry, recognising boutique producers, regional specialists and commercial manufacturers.

    “All entrants benefit from industry insight and benchmarking from high calibre judges, providing medal winners a valuable opportunity to promote and market products under the awards’ seal of quality and excellence,” he said.

    Trophy winners will be announced on September 23, as part of the Royal Melbourne Show.

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  • Awarded olive oil makes market debut

    Taking the world by storm and now available at The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Markets, Rylstone Olive Press, which recently won best-in-class and gold medals at the New York International Olive Oil ”Best in the World” 2013 competition, will make its market debut this Saturday at Pyrmont with extra virgin and organic varieties.

    For more information see growersmarketpyrmont.com.au – Saturday, September 7, 7-11am.

    The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market is a pioneer on the Sydney farmers’ market scene, turning 15 years old in 2013. Located by Sydney Harbour at the picturesque Pyrmont Bay Park, it features more than 70 producers’ stalls selling everything from fresh fruit and seasonal vegetables to venison, lamb, beef, rare-breed pork and seafood. Loyal regulars and visitors make a morning of it with specialty breakfasts, locally-roasted coffee and much more.

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    Taking the world by storm and now available at The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Markets, Rylstone Olive Press, which recently won best-in-class and gold medals at the New York International Olive Oil ”Best in the World” 2013 competition, will make its market... 
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  • Turkish olive oil exports boom amid Spain drought

    Turkey raised its olive and olive oil exports by 172 percent in the first eight months of the year thanks to drought in Spain, an agriculture sector representative has said. But he also warned that Turkey needed to create brands if it wanted to maintain this success.

    “Our olive oil sector, which has entered new markets and raised its exports by two-digit percentages to several countries, because of the drought in Spain should seek ways to remain permanent in these markets,” Turkish Agricultural Chambers Union (TZOB) President Şemsi Bayraktar said.

    Turkey, the fourth largest olive oil producer, jumped its exports to $333 million from $122.2 million with the 172 percent rise between January and August, according to data announced by the Turkish Exporters’ Association (TİM).

    The olive oil season began on Nov. 1, 2012, and Bayraktar said the nine-month results supported the prediction that the exports would surpass $400 million by Oct. 31, 2013, when the season ends. Spain’s olive oil production in was adversely affected by the country’s struggle with poor crop yields, which dropped to around one-third, paving the way for Turkish exporters to multiply their sales to countries such as Italy, Austria, the U.S. and New Zealand.

    However, Bayraktar said only 30 percent of Turkish olive oils were branded which hampered the popularity and credibility of the Turkish goods in these new markets. “We still sell 70 percent of our products without brands. We have to constantly provide goods in newly entered markets. We could face the same thing that Spain is experiencing today. But countries like Spain and Italy can buy our unbranded olive oil, case it and sell like it’s their own product,” he said. The union head also noted that the sector was still facing problems in boosting domestic demand and competing with the European rivals, which are benefiting from the union’s incentives.

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