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

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

Fresh Olive Oil: Only the Best

We love it when visitors come into our shop in Fairfax, Virginia. First time visitors are inquisitive about the differences from the “extra virgin” olive oil they know and use every day (the common grocery store type). For a distinct Continue reading Fresh Olive Oil: Only the Best

2013 Zurich International Olive Congress Award Winners

Dateline Zurich:  12th International Olive Congress Zurich Olive Oil Awards were announced in late April and we are please to announce that we have six of the selections in stock. The Zurich Awards are very selective, with only five (5) Continue reading 2013 Zurich International Olive Congress Award Winners

2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition

The premier New York International Olive Oil Competition was a great success with three days of speakers and the culminating awards ceremony for top extra virgin olive oils. Kudos to the folks at Olive Oil Times for their new event. It is Continue reading 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition

Award Winners: Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2013

  (Updated 4 June 2013) Each year the LA Awards are among the most exciting. They have just announced the Northern Hemisphere Awards and we currently have seven selections in stock (with more coming soon). These producers are also to Continue reading Award Winners: Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2013

Updates: 2013 Olive Oil Awards in Italy

(Updated 4 June 2013) This week we received updates on the competitions, Ercole Olivario XXI 2013 and Biol 2013. Marfuga has informed us that their olive oil was noted as the best extra-virgin Italian olive oil in the Ercole Olivario 2013 Continue reading Updates: 2013 Olive Oil Awards in Italy

The First 2013 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Award Winners

(updated 4 June 2013) The first of the new harvest’s award winners have been announced. These olive oil competitions are very important in the world of top quality olive oil, as they recognize the year’s worth effort and care. In Continue reading The First 2013 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Award Winners

Olio Capitale 2013, Trieste, Italy

Having consumed inordinate amounts of olive oil,  it is time to reflect on Olio Capitale. When planning the trip, Trieste seemed to be at an awkwardly distant location for a major fair.  If you are planning a trip to Italy, Continue reading Olio Capitale 2013, Trieste, Italy

Extra Virginity: The Crushing Truth

Much has been said and written about Tom Mueller’s book, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, since it was published in late 2011. (You can see it on our Recommendations page). We appreciated the minutiae and Continue reading Extra Virginity: The Crushing Truth