Daily Archives: March 30, 2016

  • Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition Results

    Spanish, Italian and Californian Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won most of the Awards in Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, which each year receives samples from producing countries such as Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

    The event, which dates back to 2000, has two categories, National and International, following the criteria of Protected Designations of Origin and by Intensity of Fruitiness, ie Delicate (Light Intensity), Medium (Medium Intensity) or Robust (Intense Fruitiness).

    This competition is also divided in two: Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, the latter aimed at producers of Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay and accepting samples until 15 July. As reported by the organizers, this event will be held on 27 and 28 July.

    Best of Class this year include:

    BEST OF SHOW DOMESTIC
    BEST OF SHOW – DELICATE

    Winners: The Olive Press, Arbosana
    Yuba City, California

    BEST OF SHOW – MEDIUM
    Winners: Moon Shadow Grove, Ascolano
    Sacramento Valley, California

    BEST OF SHOW – ROBUST

    Winners: Pacific Sun, Riverview Ranch Tuscan Blend
    Yolo County, California

    BEST OF SHOW INTERNATIONAL
    BEST OF SHOW – DELICATE

    Winners: Trappeto di Caprafico
    Abruzzo, Italy

    BEST OF SHOW – MEDIUM
    Winners: Cetrone, Itrana, De, Delicato
    Lazio, Italy

    BEST OF SHOW – ROBUST
    Winners: Olio di Dievole, Coratina
    Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

    BEST OF SHOW FLAVORED
    Winners: The Olive Press, Lime
    Oroville, California

    2016 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS
    Winners: Butte View, Mission – Medium, Butte County

    All winners and their awards, as they appear in the list published by the contest can be consulted here.

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  • The World’s Best Olive Oils will be Unveiled April 14

    The New York International Olive Oil Competition is the largest, and most publicized olive oil quality competition in the world.

    More than 700 entries from 25 countries are judged by an international panel of experts. The winning olive oils are coveted by chefs, food buyers and discerning consumers everywhere who value extra virgin olive oils of the very highest quality.

    The world’s best olive oils were unveiled at a press conference just minutes ago at the International Culinary Center when event organizer and Olive Oil Times publisher Curtis Cord, renowned merchant Steve Jenkins of Fairway Market, the founder and CEO of the International Culinary Center, Dorothy Hamilton, and the chief judge of the competition, Gino Celletti, summarized before a packed room of media representatives from around the world, the winners of the 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition.

    awardsThe competition saw 702 extra virgin olive oil entries, 653 of which made it here from 22 countries in time for the judging. A grand total of 20 countries have taken home 260 awards from Best of Class, to Gold and Silver. The top three winning countries taking home the most overall awards include Italy, with 83 awards, Spain, with 51 awards, and the United States, with 36 awards.

    Italy won big with 8 Best of Class Awards and an astounding 51 Gold Awards. Spain follows with 3 Best of Class Awards and 27 Gold Awards, two of which were claimed by Aceites Campoliva, S.L. Another 3 Best of Class were awarded to Australia, as well as 5 Gold Awards, two of which were collected by Rylstone Australian Olive Oil. Peru, New Zealand, and South Africa each received 1 Best of Class.

    The United States received a total of 21 Gold Awards, 2 of which were taken by both Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, and Apollo Olive Oil. Portugal followed with 16 Gold Awards, and Croatia with 8, while France, Greece, and Uruguay each earned 3 Golds Awards. Countries awarded with 1 Gold each include, Chile, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Peru, Slovenia, Tunisia, and Turkey.

    Undeniably, the most notable mention went to Cobram Estate, the largest olive oil producer in Australia, and Frantoio Franci of Italy, both the winners of 2 Best of Class Awards.

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