Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

  • Olio Capitale Competition for Typical and Quality EVOOs

    9th Edition of the competition, aims to raise the profile of typical, quality extra-virgin olive oils of the Mediterranean area, strengthening their image especially on foreign markets and offering the production chain an opportunity for positive competition that can lead to improvement in oil quality, as well as enhancing the product’s image.

    On the occasion of the celebration of Olio Capitale 2015, the Salone degli Oli Extra Vergini Tipici e di Qualità, whose ninth edition will take place in Trieste (Italy) between 7 and March 10 this year, the Olio Capitale contest will reward best quality extra virgin olive oil varieties typical of the Mediterranean area.

    Samples must be delivered starting from 7 January 2015 until 20 Febraury 2015.

    For the 3 winners of 2015 competition the prize will be a free booth to 2016 edition of Olio Capitale Expo.

    The novelty in the constest is the olive oil selection procedure: after a sample pre-selection phase supervised by a professional group, olive oils will be assessed by three different panels: one of professional tasters, one of professional users and one representing consumers, i.e. visitors to the show, who will attend also some tasting courses.

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  • Flos Olei - the Italian guide to the world best extra virgin olive oils

    Flos Olei, the Italian guide to the world best EVOOs, edited and published by Marco Oreggia, journalist, critic and expert food and wine taster -with the collaboration of Laura Marinelli, also journalist and expert taster- calls, once again, the reception of samples of the best international juices.

    This international competition is open to olive oil production companies worldwide. Once received, the best EVOO samples are selected and described for its promotion in the Flos Olei Guide.

    The methodology of the contest consists of a “rigorous” evaluation process of the olive oils presented by a panel of expert tasters through numerous tastings, as well as the development of a sensory profile of the samples. Only EVOOs considered “suitable” will appear in the new edition.

    The Guide will be published in two languages (Italian and English), and will be distributed through national and regional divisions (for Spain and Italy) around the olive sector, offering historical and cultural information, production data, variety and area protected by PDOs. In addition, each company will have its own page with the tasting notes of the EVOO and their culinary combinations.

    The Guide has also been carried out in four multimedia versions (World, Europe, Italy, The Best) for iPhone and iPad.

    To appear in the Italian Guide is therefore necessary to send two samples of 0.5 liters for each of the types of extra virgin olive oils produced. Other formats are also acceptable as long as the total volume is 1 liter, but no samples will be accepted without commercial label.

    These parties must submit a completed questionnaire that appears on Flos Olei’s web page and attach copies of original paper labels of each juice included in the selection. Silkscreened labels should also be sent in jpg/tif in high resolution.

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  • A new olive oil-based skin care product called Olive & M from Austinite

    I’ve known quite a few people who use olive oil instead of traditional lotion on their skin, but it was always a little too greasy for my face and hands.

    But for about a month, I’ve been using a new product called Olive & M from Austinite Mariska Nicholson without that same leftover residue. The three products in the skin care line — a face oil, a body oil and a cleansing oil — are all made with extra-virgin olive oil from Texas Olive Ranch, as well as a proprietary mixture of other plant-based oils and extracts from ingredients such as pink grapefruit, bergamot and clary sage. They smell wonderful and are super effective at hydrating dry winter skin, even when I was in Missouri, where it is typically much colder and drier than here.

    Inspired by Nature
    “Olive + M is part of a movement in the skincare industry to get back to the basics. Cleansing and hydrating with cold-pressed plant based oils is a luxury to discover. For those of you who are already oil devotees, you know what I am talking about. And for those of you who have not gone there yet, well, we say, ‘Try it once and reap the benefits for a lifetime.’ Plain and simple, it really is that good.”
    – Mariska Nicholson, Founder

    You can find out more about the products at oliveandm.com.

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    I’ve known quite a few people who use olive oil instead of traditional lotion on their skin, but it was always a little too greasy for my face and hands. But for about a month, I’ve been using a new product called Olive & M from Austinite Mariska Nicholson without that... 
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