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New York International Olive Oil Competition

Last week, the results of the first annual New York International Olive Oil Competition were announced. Producers from around the world were invited to submit their 2012 harvest EVOO and more than 700 answered the call. The judging panel was also made up of international experts with the chief judge being the most renowned, passionate and principled olive oil taster (and also the guru of The Olive Oil Merchant), Gino Celletti. [Note: For those that are interested in really understanding olive oil, I encourage you to preview his recently published book here.] Read more

The World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Like everything else, Extra Virgin Olive Oil has its own version of the Academy Awards.
(OMG, what will I wear?) Read more

The Real “Olio Novello” of Italy

It is harvest time in the northern hemisphere. What that means is in Italy from north to south, the picking and pressing has started. For us in Canada and the US, for the most part, it means waiting another few months for the product to make its way to our shores.

Not being a very patient crew, this year the anticipation was too much so we called our friends at Frantoio Franci in Tuscany and begged, pleaded and groveled. The result was better than we could have dreamed. Read more

2011 New Harvest Oils Are In

New Year. New Harvest.
It is January and for many, this time of year means short-kept resolutions, gym membership renewals and endless snow shoveling. For the Olive Oil Merchant it means the highly anticipated arrival of our New Harvest Oil. Read more

The Ultimate Foodie Gift

Today, we are launching what we think is the coolest gift ever, if we do say so ourselves. It was thought of for that foodie on your shopping list that is so hard to buy for, has absolutely everything or is just plain picky! Read more

Kids and Olive Oil

The health benefits of olive oil are well documented. Artisan Extra Virgin is chock full of anti-oxidants which are key to strengthening the immune system and protecting the body from the damaging effects of free-radical
molecules. EVOO is low in saturated fats and has no cholesterol. And among other things, it plays a part in reducing rates or risk of some types of cancer. These benefits are not exclusively for the adult population but of course also for children. Read more

The Millers Series: Giorgio Franci from Frantoio Franci

We love Olive Oil.

And really, we should. We know the land where it comes from. We have felt the breeze through the hills. We have sat in the shade of its trees. We have smelled the scent of the blossoms and then were there to pick the fruit when it was just right. And when the oil came out of the press, we were there to taste it. But beyond the terroir, what really makes the difference, or rather who – is the miller. The man or woman, who with love, passion, science and gut creates for us – liquid gold. So, actually it’s them we love.

This is the fifth in our series of mini-interviews with our partners, Read more