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

Olive Oil Award Season 2014

Celebrate the Best Olive Oils from Italy!   (Updated June 2014) Just as with wine, there are international olive oil awards. The most recent award presentations can be found through the links below, and these very rare olive oils, available Continue reading Olive Oil Award Season 2014

Happy New Harvest Year — The 1st Awards of 2014

With the arrivals of the new harvest olive oils comes the first of the new awards and recognitions for high quality extra virgin olive oil. The 2014 Flos Olei, published early in the harvest year, is the well regarded Marco Continue reading Happy New Harvest Year — The 1st Awards of 2014

Slow Food Extravergini 2013

Slow Food 2013 has just been released and we have a copy that is fresh off the press (just like great olive oil)! The guide carries notations on 1131 quality olive oils from 772 notable producers in Italy. LE CHIOCCIOLE Continue reading Slow Food Extravergini 2013

12 Italian Award Winners at the Los Angeles Olive Oil Competition

Olive Oil Award Winners: 2011 Los Angeles Competition The last major awards of the olive oil year were bestowed last week at the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition. (They have an impressive wine competition, too!)

Mario Batali On Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon, Mario Batali Cooking Video from New Yorker Mario Batali on Jimmy Fallon made tasty Fettucine with Lobster and Budding Chives…but what’s the olive oil??!! Why, that’s Tenuta di Capezzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Thanks to our friends at Continue reading Mario Batali On Jimmy Fallon

The Winning Appetizer and Fabulous Bread

This staffer was invited to a New Year’s Eve party, where an appetizer contest was held. I considered options involving our various products. Little toasts with a savory meat and Il Mongetto fig jam? Little toasts with a dab of Continue reading The Winning Appetizer and Fabulous Bread