Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

  • Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil That Takes you on a Journey

    Lesvos, Greece – On a Greek island tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea, an award-winning, single estate extra virgin organic olive oil brand with a socially responsible vision dealing with deforestation and climate change was born.

    εvo3 stands for extra virgin organic olive oil. However, εvo3 is also a story. A prefix for evolution, it is something that begins and ends with a journey.

    Our story began in World War II, where Ioannis Kamatsos, farmer and father of five, bore the winters and fought off starvation to produce olive oil, his most precious commodity.

    He would take his oil in the middle of the night, in a small fishing boat crossing the Aegean Sea to the mainland, evading German and Italian soldiers, risking his life for his family’s, in order to trade his valuable olive oil for food and supplies, enough to keep his family alive. This is what saved himself and his family.

    After his passing of old age, his son, George Kamatsos, bore his own journey, immigrating to the United States by himself when he became of legal age, trading his father’s olive trees for knowledge in medicine.

    After 27 years, his return to his native island brought a rush of emotions to pick up where his father had abruptly stopped. He put every ounce of his passion to reinvigorate the ever-forgiving olive trees and to continue producing the mesmerizing juice of the olive.

    Transforming the production to organic cultivation using sustainable methods, he also continued to use the traditional methods that he learned from his father.

    This knowledge is now being passed on to his youngest son, Stratis Kamatsos, who is creating his own journey, taking the family olive oil and established the brand εvo3.

    However, the journey of the olive oil does not end there. By creating a social enterprise, the olive oil continues to evolve into a story of its own.

    The heart of εvo3 is its concept. For every bottle sold, a tree will be planted in a deforested area, either in Africa or Greece, while creating employment for people in impoverished areas in Africa. The olive trees and oil can tell stories from at least three generations ago, yet it continues to give life in its own way through its evolution.

    As for the quality of the oil? Having been awarded the silver medal at the New York International Olive Oil Competition, it is a natural blend of aromatic sensations, touching all your senses. Made only from native types of olives, the oil brings the characteristics of the olives together to form a velvety, fresh olive flavor with a piquant aftertaste. It’s an exquisite tasting oil with a story to tell.

    Learn more about evo3 organic EVOO

    Visit evo3 official website

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    Lesvos, Greece – On a Greek island tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea, an award-winning, single estate extra virgin organic olive oil brand with a socially responsible vision dealing with deforestation and climate change was born. εvo3 stands for extra virgin organic olive... 
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  • OLIVE JAPAN 2014 Trade Show Finished with Great Success!

    The nation largest Olive and Olive Oil Convention, Marche and International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition “OLIVE JAPAN 2014″ finished with great success ! (April 25-27, 2014 Tokyo)

    The OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is one of the premier olive oil competitions in the world, bringing together the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in awarding medals to the best oils from around the globe.

    This is the third year of OLIVE JAPAN International Competition, Japan as the one of the most important market for olive oil in the world. The judges are invited from key major olive oil production countries and Japan, under recommendation by the Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan. (OSAJ)

    Competition’s a key program in the “OLIVE JAPAN 2014” was trade show and winners were prized at the main event of this trade show,carrion lusher in major trade magazines.

    The competition was committed to educating the public about extra virgin olive oil, featuring industry experts with extensive knowledge about selection, tasting and food pairings.

    OLIVE JAPAN 2014 is pleased to announce

    14 PREMIER Medal Winners, 149 GOLD Medal Winners, and 92 SILVER Medal Winners, through the strict judge among total 400 registrations.

    To download all the list of winners, please click here

    Winners of the OLIVE JAPAN 1st Olive Oil Sommelier Concours

    The “Olive Oil Sommelier” is a qualified specialist of olive oil with enough knowledge of its history, cultivars (varieties), growing, milling and food pairing as well as technical capability in sensory evaluation.

    The Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan (OSAJ) has operated the Olive Oil Sommelier School since 2009, and today there are over 900 Junior Sommelier graduates, 250 Olive Oil Sommelier advanced course graduates and 20 Master Sommelier graduates.

    For those Olive Oil Sommelier graduates, as well as other qualified candidates, OLIVE JAPAN 2014 organized the first annual “Sommelier Concours” so that they may test their technical capability of sensory analysis in competition against their peers and earn the chance to claim the award of No.1 Olive Oil Sommelier in Japan for 2014.

    The followings are the Concours results:

    The 1st BEST OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER :
    Ms. Mikiko WATANABE (OSAJ – Master Sommelier)

    The 2nd BEST OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER :
    Ms. Sekiyo MIZUNO (OSAJ – Master Sommelier)

    The 3rd BEST OLIVE OIL SOMMELIERS :
    Ms. Tomoko KIKUCHI (OSAJ – Master Sommelier), and
    Mr. Osamu JINGUJI (OSAJ – Master Sommelier)

    About the Organizer:
    Olive Japan is organized by the Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan (OSAJ), Japan’s sole professional organization for training and certifying olive oil experts.

    OSAJ is an independent organization which is free from any commercial or governmental body in the olive industry. Over 850 Japanese Olive Oil Sommeliers have been certified since its founding in 2009.

    Contact: Mr. Toshiya Tada
    Olive Japan 2014 Management Committee Phone +81 (0) 3-3271-0808
    Fax +81 (0) 3-3272-8755
    Email: info@olivejapan.com
    Official Website: www.olivejapan.com

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  • outputs of Spanish packaged oils that month stood at 56.7 million liters

    The National Association of Edible Oil Manufacturers, Packers and Refiners (Anierac) has released its data for March, which shows that the outputs of Spanish packaged oils that month stood at 56.7 million liters, of which 30.5 million were of olive, 930,000 liters of olive pomace oil, and the other 25.3 million came from refining oilseeds.

    By categories, extra virgin amounted to 9.8 million liters, while virgin stood up to 2.3 million. Meanwhile, sales of soft and intense olive oil totaled 13.7 million liters and 4.5 respectively.

    Anierac also reported the accumulated data from this 2013/14 campaign. In this regard, the Association said that comparing the first six months of the 2012/13 season with the current season sales increased by 9.5 million liters.

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