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  • The results of the EVOOLEUM - World’s TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Awards

    EVOOLEUM. World’s TOP 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils is an international competition for the quality of extra virgin olive oils, which will select the 100 best EVOOs in the World. Thus, a group of expert tasters renowned worldwide will be in charge of conducting the valuation of the organoleptic quality of the juices presented, where there will be every season the exclusive TOP100 of the best extra virgins of the world, and the best on their different categories and geographic areas.

    The results of the EVOOLEUM Awards were unveiled yesterday at the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), which was held for two days at the fairgrounds of Ifema in Madrid.

    Organizers of the contest- presented the EVOOLEUM World’s TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide and unveiled the names of 100 brands of EVOO from 16 countries that the jury has considered the best in the world (above 80 points).

    In the second edition of the contest, held on March 10 and 11 in Cordoba, a total of 22 internationally prestigious expert tasters from eight countries valued the more than 300 samples submitted to the competition. EVOOs from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Israel, Morocco, Chile, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Germany, South Africa and Tunisia have competed in this second edition to form the ranking of the world’s TOP100 EVOOs that will be included in the EVOOLEUM World’s TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide 2017, published in English and Spanish, and of annual periodicity, that is distributed in the main contests and international fairs of the olive and gastronomic sector, as well as in gourmet and delicatessen establishments, Michelin-star restaurants, bookstores and supermarkets.

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  • OLIVE JAPAN 2017 pleased announce the Award Winners !!

    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 sixth 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)

    This Competition will be held as a key program in the “OLIVE JAPAN 2017” and winners will be prized at the main event of the MARCHE tradeshow, and will be carried by major papers and trade magazines. The competition is committed to educating the public about extra virgin olive oil, featuring industry experts with extensive knowledge about selection, tasting and food pairings.

    OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition and its panel of tasters invite you to participate in the sixth annual competition open to extra virgin olive oils and flavored olive oils throughout the world. In the 2016 Competition, OLIVE JAPAN had total 600 olive oil entered and 420 olive oil got awarded.

    The Competition Results was appeared on this website on April 24th, 2017.

    You can see the full list of winners here

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  • Hurry to register for the next edition of the TerraOlivo EVOO International Contest

    The first deadline to register for the next edition of the TerraOlivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil International Contest will end on March 31st. According to the statements the organizers of the event to Mercacei, those interested in participating will have a discount before this date, while from April 1st the registration period will continue until May 31st.

    Specifically, in the case of the registration before March 31st the cost for each sample will be of 220 euros (compared to the price of 250 euros of the standard registration); while the registration will be free in the case of the design prize (being 40 euros after March 31st).

    The organization has pointed out that so far it has beaten a record of foreign samples entered (302 EVOOs without including Israeli juices). “At TerraOlivo, more than 70% of the samples come from abroad, which makes it the most international competition”, they underlined.

    The founder and organizer of TerraOlivo, Moshé A. Spak, is confident on reaching the number of samples received the previous year which amounted to 608 juices and has remarked that the contest will have six commissions made up of expert collectors from around the world.

    Among the objectives of these awards, held in June in Jerusalem, Spak highlights the promotion of the nutritional benefits of EVOO and its international market and consumption, as well as spreading the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.

    TERRAOLIVO 2017
    Terraolivo MIOOC is the most important international Olive Oil competition in the area of the eastern Mediterranean and Asia, It is because of the number of samples growing annually and growing production areas, last edition with more than 629 samples from more than 60 production areas.
    Furthermore, it is important for the quality of its international judges, who are the best specialists in Tasting Olive Oil around the world, and key personalities in their origin countries.
    Terraolivo is one of five Key Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions in the world where your EVOO can not miss the participation, to try to get the Terraolivo Prestige Awards.

    We expect your Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    TERRAOLIVO

    ENGEL 46/13
    KFAR SAVA 44444 – ISRAEL
    Persona de contacto: Moshe Spak
    Phone: (+972) 543969459
    Email: info@terraolivo.org

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  • Athena International Olive Oil Competition to be held on March 20-22, 2017

    The launch of the second Αthena International Olive Oil Competition (ATHIOOC 2017) in Greece was announced by Vinetum Event Management.

    ATHIOOC 2017 will be held on March 20-22, 2017 at the Costa Navarino Resort near storied Pylos in the region of Messinia, and judged by an international panel of twenty leading olive oil experts, who are opinion leaders both in their native lands and the international stage. Last year’s first ATHIOOC, held in Athens, received 256 entries from 10 countries and awarded 118 medals.

    Greece, one of the world’s leading olive oil producers and by far first in terms of per capita consumption, has uplifted the olive into a cultural product and an internationally recognized symbol of its unique cultural heritage.

    Messinia was chosen to host this year’s competition because it’s one of Greece’s leading olive oil producing regions, accounting for about 30% of total annual production nationwide. Moreover, it’s home to the prized koroneiki olive variety, which is considered to be one of the best in the world and whose cultivation is increasingly becoming a global practice.

    ATHIOOC 2017, which will also include various original culinary initiatives, is sponsored by the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, a non-profit private institution aimed at establishing Messinia as a model for sustainable agricultural development, and organized by Vinetum Event Management, a company with considerable experience in handling prestigious contests and other high profile events. The competition is chaired by Dinos Stergidis, principal owner and CEO of Vinetum, and directed by Maria Katsouli, accredited olive oil connoisseur and first olive oil sommelier in Greece.


    ATHENA INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COMPETITION 2017 (ΑΤΗΙΟΟC 2017)
    March 20-22 2017
    Costa Navarino Resort, Messinia, Greece

    For further information visit our site at www.athenaoliveoil.gr or call (30) 210 766 0560.

    Vinetum Event Management

    41 Kareas Ave. GR-16233 Athens | Tel.: +30 210 766 0560 | Email: info@vinetum.gr

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  • D-IOOC Domina International Olive Oil Contest

    The second edition of the DIOOC- Domina International Olive Oil contest will take place from the 4th to the 7th May 2017 in the breathtaking setting of the Domina Zagarella Sicily Hotel in Palermo.

    The event will give its participants the unique opportunity to promote their excellent olive oil products and at the same time offer oil enthusiasts a unique venue where they may take part in the atmosphere of the oil competition and follow seminars, attend guided olive oil tasting and learn about olive oil while also participating in thematic dinners and innovative culinary initiatives. A Gala Dinner and the awards will end the three-day experience. The aim of the event is to give oil producers more visibility to increase business opportunities.

    * On May 6th at the Domina Zagarella Sicily in Palermo, Integra and Comark SPA will sponsor the Seminar “How to face foreign markets and export successfully”: an informative meeting with marketing experts in the field of promoting and exporting Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) . Informative, deep insights into the strategies involving exporting, internationalizing processes, improving company competences regarding marketing strategies will be offered. This seminar is open to the companies  whose samples are entered in the competition.

    • 3.45 pm Seminar begins
    • 5.30 pm Coffee Break
    • 6.00 pm Second half of Seminar
    • 8.30 pm DIOOC Dinner

    Price € 55,00

    Free of charge for those who book the 2-day Oil Producer Package

    Domina IOOC from Domina Group on Vimeo.

    * DIOOC Buyers Guide: all oil samples participating in the DIOOC will be highlighted in a special guidebook for Buyers which will be distributed at International events. On entering samples, oil producers will be asked to fill out a technical information card intended to give essential information to Buyers such as Company name and contact information, an image of the bottle and label, production rates, pricing, export certificates, etc. Each producer is given a whole page of the DIOOC Buyers Guide free of charge.

    * DIOOC Booth at the 2017 TUTTOFOOD trade fair: from May 8th to 11th, 2017 at the TUTTOFOOD B2B trade fair in Milan devoted to food&beverage, the DIOOC booth will present and distribute the DIOOC Buyers Guide to all buyers free of charge.

    At the DIOOC stand at TUTTOFOOD producers will also have the chance to meet all sorts of people interested in their products: buyers from diverse retail realities such as  Italian and foreign  Importers and Wholesalers, GD/GDO buyers as well as buyers from small and medium-sized retail chains from Italy and abroad, Horeca sector representatives: catering chain buyers, restaurant, hotel, bar, wine bar and company canteen/cafeteria managers, travel catering,  Italian and foreign specialty shop buyers, co-op purchasing group managers as well as Italian and international distribution platform managers.

    Price:  €445,00 which includes 3-day pass to TUTTOFOOD 3 days in double room at the Domino Milano Fiera with breakfast, parking or garage, Wide band Wi-Fi, shuttle bus to and from the Fiera venue at times corresponding to the opening and closing times of the event. 20 places available.  Book before December 9th 2016.

    * Web and Social Media: all producers of award winning DIOOC Olive oils will be featured with their technical/commercial information cards on the Domina DIOOC website as well as on the DIOOC Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Free of charge.

    * DIOOC tour: First stop: Germany, here we will present the DIOOC competing producers and the DIOOC Buyers Guide will be distributed to buyers free of charge. Meeting with buyers and public: quotas to be determined.

    * DIOOC and rEVOOlution: a mobile APP featuring a virtual dynamic and active “place” where consumers and producers may meet, communicate, exchange opinions, advice, suggestions and, why not, buy their favorite EVOO wherever in the world they may be. All oil producers who have submitted entries in the DIOOC will be included in the APP and may benefit from the visibility guaranteed by this network available in 141 countries worldwide. Free of charge

    Our goal is to do even better than the first DIOOC held in 2016 which reached record numbers and results, being:

    • the first competition in Italy and in the first five worldwide according to WREVOO (World Ranking Extra Virgin Olive oil)
    • the first competition in the world to have 329 entries of extra virgin olive oil from 21 out of 27 oil producing countries in its first edition
    • the first competition to feature entries from China and Syria

    The event, which has sparked interest in the international oil making world, has distinguished itself for the excellence of its organization, the professionalism of its 16 international judges and for the exceptional quality of the entry samples.

    Official website

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  • EVOOLEUM. World’s TOP 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils is an international competition

    EVOOLEUM. World’s TOP 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils is an international competition for the quality of extra virgin olive oils, which will select the 100 best EVOOs in the World. Thus, a group of expert tasters renowned worldwide will be in charge of conducting the valuation of the organoleptic quality of the juices presented, where there will be every season the exclusive TOP100 of the best extra virgins of the world, and the best on their different categories and geographic areas.

    It can be presented to the contest the extra virgin olive oil exclusively from individual producers, producers associations and production companies as long as these olive oils are registered for sale under a commercial brand.

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE
    – Registration is open until February 28, 2017. Samples must reach to the destination by that date.
    – The registration fee is 195 € per sample presented.
    – The EVOOs submitted should come from a batch of at least 2,500 liters, stored in the oil mill.
    – Once read the Contest rules (RULES), fill out the online form attached (REGISTRATION FORM), following the instruction. Each submitted – sample will be assigned a keyword.
    – Once registered, and with the assigned key, you should send three colored 500ml. bottles of each of the samples submitted, along with the bottle or commercial packaging of the brand. Also attach the analytic bulletin with the determinations indicated in the Contest rules.
    – Send it by courier to the following address:
    CONCURSO EVOOLEUM
    Escuela de Hostelería de Córdoba. Antigua Lonja Municipal
    C/ Campo Madre de Dios, s/n. 14002 Córdoba (España)
    Once received the physical samples, we will send a confirmation mail.

    How to register
    The competition has its own website with versions in Spanish and English, www.evooleum.com/en, notable for its elegant design, simplicity, cleanliness and clarity. In it those interested can find detailed information about the competition and the contest as well as the registration form and composition of the Tasting Panel.

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  • New Zealand’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

    Winners in New Zealand’s most prestigious competition for olive oil were announced last night at a formal dinner held at Parliament in Wellington and hosted by MP Paul Foster-Bell.

    Robinsons Bay Olives from Akaroa took out the 2016 Best in Show as well as Best in Class in the Commercial Medium Blends Class at the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Awards, run by Olives New Zealand, the national organisation for olive oil growers.

    The Old N’Olive Grove Partnership from Wairarapa won the Best in Boutique Category for growers who produce less than 250 litres of certified extra virgin olive oil, as well as Best in Class in the Boutique Intense Single Varietal Class with their Rockbottom Grove Picual.

    Best Flavoured Oil was won By Juno Olives, for the second year running, this year with their Juno Blood Orange Olive Oil.

    Medals were spread across New Zealand’s growing regions with 55 going to Wairarapa, 16 to Kapiti, 12 to Canterbury, 11 to Hawke’s Bay, 9 to Nelson, 8 each to Auckland and Northland, 4 each to Waiheke Island and Bay of Plenty and 1 to Central Otago. This equated to 17 Gold Medals, 62 Silver Medals and 49 Bronze Medals, a total of 128 medals.

    The judging panel of six trained and experienced international and New Zealand olive oil tasters praised both of the top winning oils. They said “Robinsons Bay RB2 is a delightfully fruity oil, well balanced on the nose and palate. A highly complex yet harmonious oil. Rockbottom Grove Picual was also fresh and fruity and well balanced. ”

    Robinsons Bay Olives is owned by Chris and Annette Moore. It is a medium sized grove of approximately 1,000 trees established in 1994. This is the 4th occasion in 5 years that Robinsons Bay has won the supreme award, an outstanding result. They have been consistent medal winners at other previous Awards.

    The Head Judge, Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa commented on the quality of the oils entered in New Zealand’s top olive oil awards. She said “I have been involved in the assessment of olive oils at international competitions this year, as well as the national competition in South Africa. The oils entered in the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards are some of the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils I have tasted this season.”

    As a condition of entry all entrants must have been formally assessed as Extra Virgin Olive Oil and carry the OliveMark. Consumers can thus be assured that New Zealand olive oil displaying the red OliveMark has met the strict standards for Olives New Zealand Certification; it is certified as extra virgin, is packaged and labelled appropriately and an authentic New Zealand product. A further mark of excellence is a medal from the Olives New Zealand Awards.

    For a full list of results see http://www.olivesnz.org.nz/awards/
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  • TOP 20 of the Olivinus World's Best EVOOs in its latest edition

    “OLIVINUS” – International Extra Virgin Oil Olive Competition in South America, Central America and the Caribbean, is the most important international competition in world’s, by number of samples submitted (about 450) and the number of countries present (17 to 21). Gives Medal, Diploma in full color and awarded AOVE report. Also it sends information to world importers. It’s who gives more points in the World Ranking EVOO after Mario Solinas.

    Seven Spanish extra virgin olive oils are included in the TOP 20 for the Olivinus World’s Best EVOOs in its latest edition, which is held annually in the city of Mendoza (Argentina). Spain, with 58 awards, has led the medal rankings of this event which has granted a total of 167 awards to olive juices from Argentina (50 awards), Portugal (18), Greece (10), Chile (9), Uruguay ( 8), Italy (6), South Africa (5), Cyprus (1) and Malta (1).

    The competition has received a total of 441 samples from 196 companies, receiving awards a 37% of the oils presented.

    Also, 88 EVOOs have obtained the prestigious Gold Medal, 55 the Prestige Gold and 21 the Gold one.

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  • PRIZE WINNERS AND FINALISTS - IOC MARIO SOLINAS QUALITY AWARD

    The second edition of the International Olive Council’s Mario Solinas Quality Award 2016 has recognized EVOOs from Spain, Italy and Portugal. This edition drew 47 entries from Argentina (3), Australia (1), Chile (3), Greece (1), Israel (1), Italy (2), Peru (1), Portugal (16), Spain (17), Tunisia (1) and Uruguay (1).

    Individual producers, producers’ associations or packers in any producer country could enter extra virgin olive oils for the competition.

    All the competitors can now break the seal of the tank holding the batch of oil they entered for the competition.

    The winners are allowed to announce the prize on the labels of the extra virgin olive oil belonging to the same batch as the winning sample and can obtain a special logo from the Executive Secretariat for this purpose.

    The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the Madrid headquarters of the IOC on a date yet to be determined.

    Prize Winners

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  • OLIVE JAPAN 2016 WINNERS LIST UPLOADED !!

    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 forth 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).

    Olive Japan has published the full list of winners (Premier Medal, Gold Medal and Silver Medal) in this contest, which has recognized EVOOs from Italy, Portugal, United States, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Turkey, New Zealand, Japan, Greece, Croatia, France, Israel, Morocco, Slovenia and South Africa.

    The organizer is the Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan (OSAJ), Japan’s sole professional organization for training and certifying olive oil experts, which is independent from any commercial body of the olive and olive oil.

    Olive Japan 2016 had total 600 entries from 21 countries around the world. After 3 days serious and enjoyable judge sessions, this contest has decided to awards: 11 Premier Medals, 213 Gold Medals and 196 Silver Medals.

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  • International Olive Oil Contest Masters of San Remo Awards

    The competition, organized for the first time in 2016 by Masters of Olive Oil, seeks to promote the knowledge and use olive oil extra virgin correct, healthy and positive way, spreading its culture and informing consumers about their benefits Health.

    It also aims to contribute to the dissemination of extra virgin olive oil and promote its use in international markets; transmitting the nutritional benefits of this food as a fundamental component of the Mediterranean Diet; promoting the winning companies in particular (and all producers who have managed to produce excellent EVOOs in general) among consumers, distributors, importers and retail chains in international markets; and encourage consumption.

    EVOOs from Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Israel have been awarded in these categories: Low Fruity Olive Oils, Medium Fruity Olive Oils, High Fruity Olive Oils, Monovarietal Olive Oil, Blend Olive Oil, Organic Olive Oil and Ligurian Olive Oils.
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    Masters of Olive Oil INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    29th of March – 1st of April

    >> AWARDS MASTERS OF OLIVE OIL INTERNATIONAL CONTEST SANREMO 2016

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  • 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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  • Winners of Athena International Olive Oil Competition

    Athena International Olive Oil Competition, held on 21 and 22 March in Athens, has recognized in its first edition EVOOs from Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia and Tunisia.

    The Athena International Olive Oil Competition aims to highlight the significance of competing and winning here in Greece, this age-old homeland of the olive and the birthplace of noble competition and the Olympic ideal. Right here, in the lee of the Acropolis, where the goddess Athena made an olive tree grow and where years later the invading Persians burned it but a new shoot quickly sprouted from the old stock – an omen that the city was destined to rise again more glorious from its ashes.

    There, in an immortal city that bridges the millennia, interweaving the myths and legends of the past with today’s needs and challenges. In a place where one feels the unbroken flow of time and history over the silver-green leaves of century-old olive trees.

    This contest, organized by the communication company Vinetum, is open each year to all producing countries olive oil extra virgin in the world. The assessment of the samples is performed through the “blind tasting” and tab valuation corresponding with the Quality Award Mario Solinas, with a maximum score of 100.

    With the Double Gold Award (95.5–100/100 points) highlight the EVOOs Bravoleum-Selección Especial, from Explotaciones Jame (Spain); Ca’Rainene, from Azienda Agricola Paolo Bonomelli (Italy); Il Cavallino Special Edition, from Az. Agricola Il Cavallino (Italy); Oro del Desierto Organic Coupage, from Rafael Alonso Aguilera (Spain); Trefórt, from Azienda Agricola Paolo Bonomelli (Italy); Tuccioliva Gran Selección, from SCA San Amador (Spain); and Zumo 2015 – Picual, from La Gramanosa (Spain).

    Click here to see the rest of the winners.

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  • Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition * April 6, 2016

    Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition is open to all California olive oil producers. Judging will be held April 6th. Olive oils and lab reports must be received by April 1st.

    Medals will be awarded for Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best of Class and Best of Show.

    In striving for excellence in our competition we have created special divisions to separate micro-producers (less than 100 gallons in total production) from larger producers, as well as separated co-milled from infused flavored oils.

    We are committed not only to the future success of the Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition, but also to increasing public awareness and knowledge of extra virgin olive oil. At the conclusion of the judging, the complete list of award winners will be available online and provided to award-winning chefs.

    Consumers – Join us July 4th as we Celebrate Napa Valley! for complimentary tastings, education and outreach from our winning producers as well as shopping in the marketplace.

    Entry Registration

    Register 2016 Olive Oil Entries Here

    Competition Coordinators
    This year’s competition is directed by Charles Henning and chaired by Alexandra Devarenne and will be judged by highly trained olive oil taste members.

    CHARLES HENNING – Director

    ALEXANDRA DEVARENNE – Competition Chair
    Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne is a consultant and educator based in Sonoma County, California who focuses on olive oil evaluation, improvement and promotion. She is the co-founder of Extra Virgin Alliance, an international non-profit association of quality olive oil producers from twelve countries. She has been an olive oil taste panel member since 2003, and currently serves on the UC Cooperative Extension sensory panel. She has taught olive oil sensory evaluation at Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan, UC Davis and many other venues. She serves as a judge and advisor for various olive oil competitions domestically and abroad. Alexandra writes on olive oil for popular and scholarly publications, and her new book Olive Oil: A Field Guide was published in November 2014.

    The nine member panel of judges will use a 100-point system adapted from the International Olive Oil Council. Names and biographies for all of the judges will be added as they are confirmed.

    Contact Information:
    Celebrate! Napa Valley
    Napa County Fair Association, Inc.
    1435 N Oak Street
    Calistoga, CA 94515
    Phone: 707.942.5111
    website

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    Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition is open to all California olive oil producers. Judging will be held April 6th. Olive oils and lab reports must be received by April 1st. Medals will be awarded for Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best of Class and Best of Show. In striving for excellence... 
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  • France Olive Oil Awards Les Olivalies 2016 in Cannes

    For the 4rd consecutive year, the Union des Œnologues de France, (Union of French Oenologists) organizes an international competition featuring different olive oils: Les Olivalies®

    Relying on the experience of the Technical Centre for Olivier (AFIDOL), the UŒF will highlight the complementarity between cultivating vines and winemaking and cultivating olive trees and the associated products

    A jury of five jurors (including 3 foreigners and 2 French) distinguishes two days outstanding olive oils after an olfactory, taste and retronasal analysis.

    After this competition, stickers (Olivalies Gold and Silver Olivalies) will be awarded to the winners. These awards are a true means of communication and an add-value to marketing your olive oils.

    Reputed for its rigour and experience, the UOEF celebrates the terroirs of the whole world by organizing many international competitions, during which the profession excels itself in its capacity for sensorial analysis

    HOW TO ENROL ?

    Send your registration form in PARIS until April 4th 2016
    Download the application form
    – 1 Entry form (1 sample – 1 form, make photocopies if necessary)
    – 1 analysis report (per sample presented) within the last year (acidity and peroxyde indice)
    Payment form

    Send your samples in PARISuntil April 4th 2016
    – 3 Labelled bottles per sample
    – 1 Pro forma invoice marked “échantillons sans valeur commerciale” (samples not for sale)

    Contact:

    Œnologues de France Les Olivalies®
    21-23, rue de Croulebarbe
    75013 PARIS – FRANCE
    tel : +33 (0)1 58 52 20 20
    degustations@oenologuesdefrance.fr
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  • This time, the center of the scene, Italy & Domina International Olive Oil Contest

    In October 2015, the Domina Milano Fiera, was officially presented a new idea that will revolutionize the world of international competitions of extra virgin olive oil.

    Name revealed: Domina International Olive Oil Contest (D-IOOC), which brings together so many events into one. Besides the competition, there will be training sessions, an international conference, guided tastings by important international tasters, and a playful side to the city that will host the international contest: Palermo; all these elements that embellish the world of oil production.

    Domina Hotels, through their partnership with Antonio G. Lauro, Raul and Leonardo Castellani, with the support of the Regione Siciliana, Istituto Regionale Vini e Oli di Sicilia, Unasco and ASSOFRANTOI and with awaited the patronage of the Italian Government – Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forestry, organized the 1st Annual International Olive Oil Competition called “Domina International Olive Oil Contest (Domina-IOOC 2016)”, open to all firms of the olive oil chain around the world.

    The Competition Domina-IOOC 2016, was created with the aim of combining olive oil with a healthy diet and proper nutrition and to promote the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) production worldwide, awarding the best extra virgin olive oils and broadcasting the results to consumers, potential importers and the media.

    In addition, the Competition Domina-IOOC 2016, seeks to advance all the nutritional benefits of EVOO and to encourage the international market, to increase awareness of the benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Mediterranean diet and to increase the international consumption of high quality EVOO.

    All extra virgin olive oil belonging to one of the following categories, divided between Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere of the world are eligible to enter the contest Domina-IOOC 2016:
    – Extra Virgin Olive Oil;
    – EVOO monovariety;
    – EVOO Blend;
    – EVOO Organic;
    – EVOO PDO/PGI.

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  • San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC)

    After a remarkably successful first year with 52 entries, The Big Fresno Fair is proud to announce the return of the popular San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC). The competition is open to all olive oil producers in the State of California with olive oil made from the most recent olive harvest. Entries are now being accepted and the deadline to enter is February 26, 2016.

    The Big Fresno Fair is now accepting entries for the 2nd Annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition.
    The competition is open to all California olive oil makers producing olive oil made from the most recent harvest.

    In last year’s inaugural event, 52 producers took part in the competition.

    “Showcasing the quality and variety of top-notch olive oil producers found throughout California has been an incredible addition to our competitive exhibits at The Big Fresno Fair,” said Stacy Rianda, deputy manager at The Big Fresno Fair.

    “We were very happy with last year’s participation and feedback on the competition,” said Stacy Rianda, deputy manager at The Big Fresno Fair. “This year we look forward to even more entries and the opportunity to yet again, showcase the olive oil industry to our more than 600,000 fairgoers in October.”

    The deadline for entries is Feb. 26.

    The competition features two classes: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Flavored Olive Oil.

    Competition categories in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil class include: Spanish Blends; Spanish Singles; Italian Blends; Italian Singles; Other Blends; and Other Singles.

    Competition categories in the Flavored Olive Oil class include: Citrus; Herbal; and Other Flavors.

    Gold and silver medals will be awarded in each category, as well as one overall “Best of Show” in both the EVOO category and the Flavored Oil category.

    Producers may submit multiple entries under one category but may not submit a particular entry to more than one category.

    All entries must be available for commercial sale at the time of submittal.

    Judging will be held on March 8.
    Judges are all members of the California Olive Oil Council Taste Panel.

    Winners will be announced on March 17, 2016 by 5 p.m.

    Gold Medal and Best of Show winners will have the opportunity to have a booth in the Wells Fargo Agricultural Building on both Saturdays and Sundays during the 2016 Big Fresno Fair where they can taste, display and sell their award-winning product. Additionally, educational information will be set up so that Fairgoers can learn more about the art of making olive oil, its health benefits, recipes and more.

    For more information about the new San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC), including downloadable entry forms and deadlines, please visit www.fresnofair.com, email questions to srianda@fresnofair.com or call The Big Fresno Fair office at (559) 650-FAIR.

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