Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

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, […]

30 May

EXOLEA: Olive Oil From All Over The World in Umbria

The Umbria region is the centre of the world’s attention for three days for extra virgin olive oil. From June 2 to 4, 16 countries will showcase the best they’ve got in terms of olive oil production, with 200 Italian and foreign labels participating in “Exolea”, a fair taking place in Foligno, Spello, Montefalco, Trevi, […]

28 May

4th International Olive Tree Fair opens in Marrakech

By Rachid Merzaq, Morocco Times The 4th International Olive Tree Fair, themed ‘Olive culture: a Spur for Agricultural Development’, opened Thursday in Marrakech, at the initiative of the Regional Olive-Growing Committee of Al-Haouz.