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The Olive Oil Academy Awards

Envelope please? And the winner is… (drum roll)

Yes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil has its own version of the Academy Awards (OMG, what will I wear?)  But, unlike most other competitions that look at a small selection of oils from a limited geographical area, Flos Olei – the guide to the world’s best extra virgin – takes a global perspective including olive oil from 42 producing countries!  Flos Olei not only awards the top of the top in a variety of categories, it also ranks the oils (all 624 of them) giving them a score out of 100 based on the panel’s olfactory, taste and visual assessment.

And so… back to that envelope… three of our farms have been awarded “Top 20 Status” and they are:

Librandi Organic (Calabria) – 97/100 and Olive Oil Mill of the Year 2011!!!!
Bonamini (Veneto) – 92/100 and Best DOP EVOO in the Delicate category
Frantoio Franci (Tuscany) – 97/100 and Best Blended EVOO in the Intense category

For our other farms, it was more than just a pleasure to be nominated… their scores are fantastic!
Torretta (Campania) – 96/100
La Collina (Le Marche) – 89/100 *
Ranchino (Umbria) – 90/100
Tenuta Rasciatano (Apulia) – 88/100
DeCarlo (Apulia) – 94/100

We are very excited and proud that our farms have performed so well this year. And we are equally excited to welcome the arrival of our new harvest oils in just a few weeks time including products from all the above as well as some *new additions to the Olive Oil Merchant family!

If you have any questions about these or any of our products, I look forward to hearing from you.



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