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 always fun to attend an olive oil event, and we enjoy the casual, in the hallway, meetings for what one can continue to learn about the world of olive oil. The presentations included formal tastings, discussions on price and value, the pride of countries (notably Spain and Italy), international agreements, and olive oil frontiers (olive oil in India).
When the awards were announced, Italy led the pack in the number of total medals!
We currently have several of the award winners, with more enroute across the Atlantic.
In Stock Now (all 2012 Harvest):
Fratelli Colletti, Silver
Cutrera Primo DOP, Gold
DeCarlo, DOP Torre de Mossa 2012, Best of Class
Titone DOP Valli Trapanesi, Gold
Albereto, Badia a Coltibuono, Silver
Quattrociocchi Olivastro, Gold
Franci, Toscano IGP, Best of Class
Franci, Villa Magra, Best of Class
Franci, Olivastra Seggianese, Gold (coming soon)
Luna Vera, Sardinia, Gold
Olio Librandi, Monocultivar, Carolea, Organic, Gold