olive oil quality

Aug. 2, 2022

The Bid to Boost Olive Oil Quality on Crete

The island’s olive oil sector is looking to implement modern cultivating methods and production practices to improve quality and add value.

Aug. 1, 2022

In Japan, Producers Reflect on An Award-Winning Year

Producers in Japan combined to earn a record-tying four Gold Awards and two Silver Awards, overcoming formidable harvest-year challenges.

Jul. 19, 2022

A New Spectroscopy Method to Determine Bitterness and Pungency in Olive Oil

A new study shows that fluorescence excitation-emission matrices can be used to predict virgin olive oil organoleptic characteristics.

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Jul. 19, 2022

Sicilian and Sardinian Growers Triumph in World Competition

The judges acknowledged the results of a growing organic approach and an established know-how from producers on Italy’s two largest islands.

Jul. 18, 2022

Adding Water During Olive Oil Production Lowers Quality, Researchers Find

Arbequina extra virgin olive oil produced without added water had higher levels of polyphenol and better oxidative stability than oils produced with added water.

Jul. 15, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Emphasizes Sustainable Expansion in the Jordan Desert

Jordan’s only award-winning producer at the 2022 NYIOOC reflects on the role of preserving the environment on quality and prepare for the post-Covid world.

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Jul. 5, 2022

European Union Expands Monte de Etna PDO Territory in Sicily

The expansion means the potential production of Monte de Etna PDO extra virgin olive oil could double.

Jul. 5, 2022

French Producers Celebrate Superb Showing at NYIOOC

Producers from southern France and Corsica combined to earn 11 awards from 26 entries in the 2022 World Olive Oil Competition.

Jul. 5, 2022

Awards for California Producers Validate High EVOO Standards

Producers from the Golden State earned a record-high 88 awards at the NYIOOC. One prominent producer believes the state’s EVOO standards set it apart.

Jun. 28, 2022

Portuguese Producers Reap Benefits of Record Harvest at World Competition

After entering their highest number of brands to the 2022 NYIOOC, Portuguese producers earned 35 of the industry's most coveted quality awards.

Jun. 27, 2022

Award Winners in Greece Discuss a Feverish Season Before a Bountiful Harvest

The 2021/22 crop year required a swift harvest and milling due to unusually high temperatures. The coming crop year is shaping up to be better.

Jun. 27, 2022

Another Record Year Suggests a Trend in Brazil, Producers Say

Fourteen producers from Brazil’s largest producing regions combined to earn a record-high tally at the 2022 World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 22, 2022

Croatia’s Zadar County Celebrates NYIOOC Success in Official Ceremony

Local officials praised the efforts of olive oil producers who yielded eleven awards at the World Competition. Their success was attributed to hard work and cooperation.

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May. 23, 2022

A New Era of Olive Farming Dawns in Molise

Authorities, producer associations and farmers are working together in the southern Italian region to restore abandoned groves and attract young farmers.

May. 16, 2022

Quest for Quality Behind an Israeli Producer's Award-Winning Results

On the banks of the Jordan River the producers of KeremZait experiment and innovate to produce outstanding olive oils.

May. 10, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Returned to Ancestral Groves to Continue a Family Tradition

Ante Šišak believes that his first-ever NYIOOC award validates his work and hopes to expand. However, he faces several obstacles.

May. 3, 2022

Students and Teachers at Croatian Elementary School Celebrate NYIOOC Success

The Catholic Primary School in Šibenik, Dalmatia is the first school (excluding universities) to win an award at the World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 3, 2022

Italy to Invest €3 Billion in Olive Oil Sector in Bid to Boost Production and Quality

The funds will come from a combination of national and European schemes to help improve infrastructure, technology and knowledge.

Apr. 29, 2022

South African Producers Hope for Winning Harvest

While high quality producers in the country wait for the results of the 2022 NYIOOC, the local industry is optimistic about the incoming harvest.

Apr. 5, 2022

Croatian Olive Growers Eagerly Await Results of 2022 NYIOOC

Producers from Croatia submitted 110 samples of extra virgin olive oil to the 2022 NYIOOC. They expect to win a record-high number of awards.

Apr. 5, 2022

Italy Earmarks  €100 Million to Upgrade Its Olive Mills

The funds will be used to improve quality and energy efficiency by upgrading milling equipment. Money will also be provided for renewable energy projects.

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