IS THE US READY FOR THE OLIVE OIL CHALLENGE?

Are you ready for the olive oil challenge? Did your olive oil come from grocery store shelves? Perhaps golden-green in color, labeled to perfection, and eagerly awaiting its final home on the kitchen counter of home cooks everywhere. You count on Continue reading IS THE US READY FOR THE OLIVE OIL CHALLENGE?

Award Season: Slow Food Olive Oil 2015

Slow Food Logo

The new 2015 list of awards/recognition for Italian Olive Oils has been released by Slow Food in Italy. Olio2go carries many of farms included in the book. We carry 12 of the top olive oils recognized by Slow Food Italy. Continue reading Award Season: Slow Food Olive Oil 2015

2015 Olive Oil Award Season

2015 Olio Capitale

In this most difficult harvest year, the awards have commenced. It seems that the producers have self-selected and self-nominated with great restraint. Those who were confident of their olive oils submitted them to the major competitions. At Trieste, the number Continue reading 2015 Olive Oil Award Season

A Sad Olive Oil Harvest for Italy

Sept 2014 Florence Radar

For three months now there have been stunning reports of the difficult, challenging, and horrible olive harvest in Italy. Decades have passed since such a crisis last occurred, and that, the Tuscan freeze of 1985, did not reach the broad Continue reading A Sad Olive Oil Harvest for Italy

UK Bans Olive Oil on Tap

  On August 20, 2014, the United Kingdom (UK) disallowed the sale of all unflavored olive oils on tap. This impacts the “fill your own” shops, stores where bottles are filled or refilled from the stainless steel fusti tanks on Continue reading UK Bans Olive Oil on Tap

Trip Report: Chilometrezero

In May we visited Italy and the theme of this trip was “chilometrezero” or “Km 0” for short. This is a trend in Italy that promotes the use of entirely locally produced products, not to be confused with the movie Continue reading Trip Report: Chilometrezero

Olive Oil of the Month: Oleum Oleae Tenimenti di Ambroxiis

One Word: Exquisite (squisito!) From the area of Valpolicella near to Verona, we present Oleum Oleae Tenimenti di Ambroxiis. We met Paolo in Veneto and were thrilled to be introduced to his perfect oil, an outstanding representation of the oils of Continue reading Olive Oil of the Month: Oleum Oleae Tenimenti di Ambroxiis

Scenes from the Fancy Food Show 2014

At the end of June, we spent two days in New York searching through the aisles of the Javits Center looking for new discoveries and old friends — at the premier event in the specialty food industry. It is always Continue reading Scenes from the Fancy Food Show 2014

Olive Oil of the Month: Planeta DOP Val di Mazara

There’s something fun about Planeta. It may be that customers recognize the olive oil logo, and immediately smile at the good memories associated with Planeta’s top quality wines from their estate in Sicily. Olio2go has visited Planeta at their marvelous Continue reading Olive Oil of the Month: Planeta DOP Val di Mazara