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.