There are few things that Rolando Beramendi loves more than cooking, so it was not surprising when he offered to prepare dinner for his newly-anointed inlaws during the Christmas of 1987. The soon-to-be-founder of Manicaretti Italian Foods Importers had just completed his degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis, an...

The list of European products and countries under attack from the additional tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump has been published. Two thirds of the value of Italy’s food and beverage exports – whose total value in the United States alone is about 3 billion euros – are soon to be affected. Tariffs should extend to wine, olive oil, and pa...

The eighth edition of the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition culminated in the week-long unveiling of 584 winning brands, all of which were entered into the Official Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils. The results of the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest once again confirmed the prominent place of Southern Italian pro...

Tre medaglie d’oro per tre etichette di olio italiano, umbro in particolare: “Selezione Oli del Mediterraneo”, “Collezione di Famiglia” e “Dop Umbria Colli Martani”. Questi i premi conquistati in questi giorni al New York International Olive Oil Competition da Farchioni, l’azienda con sede a Giano dell’Umbria che dal 1780 trasforma i frutti della t...

In 2019, total imports of olive oil and pomace exceeded 600 thousand tons (+9.5%) in Italy. The purchases’ value decreased by 1.4 billion euros (-13%), due to the global prices reduction. Exports grew slightly in volume (+1%,339 thousand tons) for a value of 1.37 billion euros (-8.5%). During 2019/20 campaign, Italian production was more generous t...

The olive is enjoying a surge in popularity, so it’s the right time to talk about  olive oil production. The Mediterranean diet, which uses oil from olives as its principal fat, is being touted by health professionals, dieticians and fitness instructors around the world. Italians have been attuned to the wonders of olives and olive oil for centurie...

Identificato il ruolo anti-invecchiamento neurale in vivo di un componente dell’olio extravergine di oliva, l’idrossitirosolo, presente in abbondanza anche negli scarti di lavorazione. Riscontrati particolari effetti benefici negli anziani. I risultati pubblicati su Faseb Journal sono stati dimostrati da una équipe di ricercatori del Cnr e della Un...

Seminari, degustazioni, cene, interventi con esperti, training, con oltre 1000 persone coinvolte. Un bilancio positivo a fine campagna triennale per “Add extra quality to your life” il programma dell’Unione Europea che ha visto la partecipazione e il supporto di due aziende olivicole, la CEQ Italia e la spagnola QVExtra!. L’obiettivo é stato quello...

The night before I'm due to leave the crowds of Rome behind, I am in a room full of Italian lawyers, none of whom had ever heard of Pico – my next destination – despite it being less than an hour away by car. Granted, there are many small Italian villages dotting the boot-shaped peninsula where you can slip away from the masses and enjoy an authent...

After 2018, annus horribilis of Italy’s olive oil, the sector sees signs of relief thanks to the positive production forecasts. Alongside, there are still many shadows in the sector, which appears to be hostage to old rigidity and new tensions according to the analysis by Assitol, the Italian Association of Oil Industry, at the end of 2019. The mai...