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

From Estate to Enoteca: Wine Tours in Italy, Part 2

Following on to our popular guest post on Wine and Olive Oil Tours from Pamela Sheldon Johns, we have even more ideas for Wine Touring throughout Italy. If you are one who likes to plan everything to the smallest detail, Continue reading From Estate to Enoteca: Wine Tours in Italy, Part 2

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

A Curated Collection: Olive Oil Award Winners

Imagine that you spent your lifetime tending the family’s groves… toiling to prune, worrying about the weather, keeping pests at bay, and in the end, each and every year, producing an olive oil that met the high standards of the Continue reading A Curated Collection: Olive Oil Award Winners

2011 Awards for Authentic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Some folks choose the grocery store oil, assuming it to be extra virgin olive oil. Knowledgable consumers are skeptical, and true fans of olive oil seek award winners. With any of these selections your choices will be a long way Continue reading 2011 Awards for Authentic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Food & Wine (& Olive Oil)

The March 2008 Food & Wine magazine caught our attention with a great cover and “An American Chef’s Easy Italian Recipes”.  The story begins on page 28 with “How to Cook Like You Own an Italian Villa”, a quick gastronomic Continue reading Food & Wine (& Olive Oil)

Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil

Dr. Perricone’s “Daily Perricone” did a great job extolling the benefits of olive oil in today’s posting. You can read it here. Don’t miss this “rich” list of health benefits. When you’re ready, you can go to Olio2go to purchase Continue reading Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil