10 May

Italy: BioL – Organic Olive Oils in competition

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Bari with the technical coordination of CIBI, the City of Andria presents the best organic extra-virgin olive oils from around the world in competition.

An international jury of professional tasters from different olive oil regions in the world tastes and judges the oil.
The days of the competition take place across the Mediterranean aboard the Victoria Holiday cruiser in April and May, the cruiser embarks from Rome and stops in Sicily, Greece and Turkey.

Last year, more than 250 olive oils from 14 different countries were tasted. On board, the international olive oil exhibition, meetings, tasting sessions and cultural events take place for hundreds of people.

For the first time, an olive oil event will actively promote the Mediterranean, a strategic area for olive oil marketing worldwide, reports Premio Biol. Therefore, the olive oil competition will introduce the historical and cultural background of olive growing itself.

The 12th Biol award ceremony will take place in Bari on 12 May 2007. As usual, different prizes are awarded: “Biol Prize” to the best quality organic extra-virgin olive oil, bottled at the place of origin and ready for marketing; “Biolpack” to the best design and the most comprehensive labelling; “Biolblended”, a prize for the best oil blend, the finished product marketed with a trademark and other special awards. The program includes a photo contest about olive oil and olives as well. Biol Prize is sponsored by AgriBioMediterraneo and the Italian Agriculture Minister in cooperation with different local authorities like the region of Puglia, the Municipality of Andria, Aiab Puglia, Icea and Puglia Natura. The full program of Biol is available at www.premiobiol.it.

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