Archive for the 'North America' Category

03 Jun

Cal Olive Oil Maker Wins Honors

For the first time ever, a US-based company now ranks among the world’s Top 10 premium olive oil producers. Competing against 750 high-end oils produced in France, Italy, Spain, and Greece, Apollo Olive Oil earned the coveted spot during the prestigious OLIO 2006 international olive oil competition in Munich, Germany last month.

31 May

Northland olive oil wins top prize

A Northland olive oil has taken the top prize at the LA County Fair in the United States – one of the world’s biggest olive oil competitions.

30 May

Cold off the press … olive oil from California

By Maryline Larocque If ever there were a natural food and wine “pairing” in the raw, it’s grapes and olives. In Spain, Italy, Greece, and now California, the two crops are virtually inseparable. Antoinette Addison of Figueroa Farms ( inherited a third of an olive orchard in Provence, France. She and her husband, Shawn, bought […]

30 May

$44 million to protect county crops

By Julissa McKinnon, This week the House of Representatives approved more than $44 million to continue funding three agricultural research programs that benefit Napa County. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, secured the funding in the 2007 agriculture spending bill. The bill has yet to go to the Senate, where it could be amended and approved. […]

30 May

Olive oils press ahead of wines as gourmet pour

By Lauren Beckham Falcone Leave the chianti. Take the oil. From tastings to housewarming gifts, olive oil is the new wine.“It’s a huge market,” said Kim Evers, manager of O & Co. on Newbury Street. “It’s becoming a big household gift because when people bring wine, they usually drink it right away. With olive oil, […]