Celebrate the New Olive Oil Harvest in Italy

It’s here! We now celebrate the new harvest in Italy and the arrival of just-pressed olive oil, variously called Novello, Olio Nuovo, and Primo Raccolto. This is the perfect time. As the seasons change, and the light days darken, we Continue reading Celebrate the New Olive Oil Harvest in Italy

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

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

College Class: Olive Oil Tasting

College Classes on Olive Oil Tasting? That would be our wish. How about a super nutrition class on why good food is better and worth the effort? Does anyone know of a liberal arts seminar on this? Until then, we’re Continue reading College Class: Olive Oil Tasting

A New Year in Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Monday was a day filled with excitement as the first 2011 harvest olive oils reached our warehouse. First to arrive? Olio Verde Novello, Capezzana Olio Nuovo, and Frescobaldi Laudemio First Pressing.

A Fresh Look at Olio Verde Novello

We are kicking off the new year with another taste of Olio Verde, the fabulous extra virgin olive oil from Castelvetrano, Sicily. By now, you’ve certainly heard of Olio Verde, and we hope that you’ve had the great opportunity to Continue reading A Fresh Look at Olio Verde Novello