Top Scores in Flos Olei 2017

What does it take to win a top score in Flos Olei 2017?  The rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation and tasting of the olive oils submitted by each farm (and not all are from Italy!). For “The Best” Continue reading Top Scores in Flos Olei 2017

The History of Laudemio in Tuscany

The History of Laudemio in Tuscany. It all began in the winter of 1985 with a terrible freeze that killed thousands upon thousands of olive trees through Tuscany. The losses suffered by many in the region became the focus for Continue reading The History of Laudemio in Tuscany

Dievole: the Magic of Chianti Classico

On our recent trip to Italy, we met with a range of olive producers. In the town of Montegiovi on the hillside of Monte Amiata, we spent time with Davide Borselli and learned about his artisanal production. Giorgio Franci’s line Continue reading Dievole: the Magic of Chianti Classico

Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

  One from each recognized producer! Fattoria Ramerino Primus Bio, La Poderina Toscana Oro Bio, Dievole DOP Chianti Classico, Quattrociocchi Olivastro Bio, Titone Bio DOP Valli Trapanesi, Rosso Grand Cru from Villa Zottopera, and Frantoi Cutrera Primo DOP.   Tops Continue reading Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

King Giorgio Franci, Genuinely Loved

In the years we have been importing olive oil, there is no producer more revered than Giorgio Franci. His peers stand in awe as they call him King Giorgio. They appreciate his skills and knowledge and he is held in Continue reading King Giorgio Franci, Genuinely Loved

Authentically Grown: Get to Know Davide Borselli

Get to Know Davide Borselli, artisan producer at La Poderina Toscana. In mid June we visited Dr. Davide Borselli at La Poderina Toscana, in Montegiovi near Monte Amiata in the Grosseto province of Italy. The View of Seggiana Here we captured Continue reading Authentically Grown: Get to Know Davide Borselli

Introducing Riflessi by Fonte di Foiano

Paolo di Gaetano of Fonte di Foiano introduces the marvelous new Riflessi Extra Virgin Olive Oil to customers at Olio2go. We love his descriptions. We found it to have a fabulous aroma, a magical and superior medium fruity intensity, and Continue reading Introducing Riflessi by Fonte di Foiano

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

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