28 Feb

Turkey: 2,300 years old olive oil factory discovered in Milas

An antique olive oil factory was discovered in the Milas village of Çakıralan in southwestern Turkey. Staff from Selçuk University initiated archeological digs after a search for coal uncovered tombs with adjacent chambers a short while ago, the Anatolia news agency reported. One of the archeologists working at the site, Tuncay Özdemir, said the first […]

26 Feb

Croatia: Nadin Olive Oil Champion Of “Olive 2007”

Champion title of the third international olive cultivators` competition “Olive 2007” went to Mile Vrsajko of Nadin. The champion was chosen in a competition from 1,012 samples of olive oil from Croatia and 10 countries of the word. Five olive cultivators, Emanuel Grubic of Bala, Andrijana Rubin of Jelsa, Vanja Dujc of the Slovenian Kopar, […]

23 Feb

The extra virgin diaries

By Clarissa Hyman, The hills or, rather, the imposing mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees, were alive with the sound of sniffing and slurping. About 150 noisy olive oil producers were packed into the small meeting hall in the tiny Catalan village of Erill la Vall, dominated by the slender, six-tiered bell tower of its 11th- […]

23 Feb

Olive Oil from Istria Becomes EU Product with Protected Origin

Extra-virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria became on Tuesday the first Slovenian agriculture product to be listed in the EU register of agricultural products and foodstuffs with protected geographical indications and designations of origin. This year, 44 olive growers who met the required oil quality and traceability standards can use the label. Oils containing at […]

22 Feb

New golden oil is testing farmers’ marketing skills

By David Cousins, It’s tempting – but maybe a bit premature – to say that the reign of olive oil as the king of culinary oils is drawing to a close. We Britons buy £104m-worth of it every year, according to market research company Mintel, and sales are still climbing. In fact the value of […]