How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP This salad makes the most of the truly special flavors of good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, perfectly paired with DOP Parmiggiano Reggiano. Here’s how to dress a salad: 1 clove Continue reading How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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?

Flos Olei Launch: NYC

On a blustery, snowy, February day, Marco Oreggia brought a group of internationally renowned olive oil producers, including almost two dozen of Italy’s best olive oil producers to New York, to launch his 2016 guide. Olive and and wine were Continue reading Flos Olei Launch: NYC

60 Minutes Investigation: Agromafia Olive Oil Fraud

Agromafia is a term many learned in the 60 Minutes story on January 3, 2016, kicking off the new year with an olive oil expose. 60 Minutes, together with Tom Mueller (author of Extravirginity), and the Italian government’s “Food FBI” Continue reading 60 Minutes Investigation: Agromafia Olive Oil Fraud

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

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

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

Q&A Wine and Olive Oil Tours in Tuscany

Olio2go Travel Guide, Guest Post by Pamela Sheldon Johns   Photo Credit: Jeff Chandler A word about etiquette for wine-and-olive-oil tourists in Italy, with everything from how to book a tour, what to expect on a tour, what to pay Continue reading Q&A Wine and Olive Oil Tours in Tuscany