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
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The Sol d’Oro, one of the top international competitions for high quality olive oil, released the results of their 9th annual tasting evaluations and declared Italian olive oil to be the best in the world – but more specifically the south of Italy.
The special jury of multinational judges was lead by Read more
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 Read more
We have spent the last while in Italy meeting with new producers and working together with them to choose additional products to add to the Olive Oil Merchant portfolio. And we are happy to report that new products are on the way!
Leaving today from Italy, the product will travel via climate controlled container from the port of Livorno Read more