Archive for the 'North America' Category

06 Jun

Fair exports discussed at olive industry meeting

By Melinda, The international olive industry is one step closer to implementing regulations that will support fair exports and consumers interest. The step follows a hot topic session coordinated by the Australian Olive Association (AOA) at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) annual meeting held in Seattle, USA, on 20 May. Paul Miller, president of […]

04 Jun

Mexican Olive Oil: Ensenada to Fairway

By Florence Fabricant, This extra virgin olive oil, Fairway’s house brand Mexican Mission, made entirely from Mission olives on a small estate near Ensenada in Baja California, is about as subtle as a mariachi band. It is sunny, fairly viscous and green, with substantial olive and sage flavors. Olive oil figures only minimally in traditional […]

02 Jun

USDA Looks at Revising Olive Oil Grades

The USDA is seeking comments on proposals to change olive oil grading in the United States to bring it in line with international standards. Lloyd C. Day, administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, said, “The California Olive Oil Council, a trade association of olive oil producers, petitioned USDA to revise the current standards to conform […]

21 May

Cholive, the chocolate in the shape of an olive

Is it the perfect garnish for a Chocolate Martini, or is it an elegant dessert accoutrement? Is it an occasional indulgence, or is it a decadent late-night snack? Or is it something else entirely? The answer is, yes. Quite simply, The Cholive® is dark chocolate, formed in the shape of an olive. It’s perfect for […]

15 May

Sonoma Wine Country Extra Virgin Olive Oil