by Silvia Donati   California olive oil producers are hard at work these days, with the olive harvest season currently under way. An unprecedented production of 4 million gallons of extra virgin olive oil is estimated for this year's harvest, almost double what was produced last year.   A sign that the California olive oil industry is...

Italy is full of surprises. Take Foligno, a pre-Roman riverside town in Umbria, which is traditionally famous for its olive harvest and quaint farmhouses. This same town serves as the Italian headquarters of the Umbra Group, a global champion supplier of quality precision hardware used in the aerospace, industrial and biomedical industries. Founded...

di Beatrice Bondi   Dopo l'inchiesta de La VOCE di New York pubblicata il 22 maggio sui falsi oli d'oliva Made in Italy, e la recente bocciatura alla Camera dei Rappresentanti USA di una misura restrittiva proprio sulle importazioni di olio d'oliva, continuiamo ad approfondire la questione e siamo andati a sentire cosa ne pensano al riguardo...

A recent interactive feature in the New York Times about low-quality olive oil has damaged the Italian industry's image in the United States, two farm organizations complained Wednesday. The feature in the American newspaper demonstrated how much oil labeled as Made in Italy is actually lower-quality product from countries including Greece, Spain a...

Bellucci Premium, producer of quality olive oil, responds to the recent passing of a bill in California that will establish an olive oil commission. According to an article published on September 10th by The Olive Oil Times titled "Bill to Create California Olive Oil Commission Clears Senate," the bill will allow California to establish a comm...

Nuovi riconoscimenti internazionali per gli oli prodotti in Sardegna e in particolare per l'azienda San Giuliano di Alghero. L'azienda sarda, infatti, ha partecipato a un'importante manifestazione negli Stati Uniti, la "The New York olive oil competion: World's best olive oils del 2013". Nel concorso olivicolo internazionale americano, la Domenico...

Riscoprire la qualità, la salubrità e la sicurezza di una produzione d'eccellenza. È questo uno degli obiettivi principali del primo banco d'assaggio dell'Olio Dop Terre di Siena, in programma a Montepulciano venerdì (28 marzo) ed organizzato dal Consorzio Volontario Fitosanitario della provincia di Siena con la collaborazione del Consorzio Olio Do...

Orietta Gianjorio, olive oil sommelier, talks about production, terroir, certifications, extra virginity and the needs for biological cultivation, sustainability and minimization of environmental impact. The seminar continues with an interactive olive oil tasting (fee applies). Seminar open to the public, free of charge.Olive Oil tasting: fee appl...

La notizia ormai nota della vignette di Nicholas Blechman sul New York Times che ha fatto il giro del mondo ha creato scompiglio. Ha generato dichiarazioni squalificanti e penalizzanti nei confronti dell'intero comparto olivicolo italiano e di riflesso anche su quello della Regione Toscana. Le ultime dichiarazioni del Presidente Enrico Rossi e del...

by Chiara Beghelli It's very typical among Italians to claim "the olive oil from my region is the best one." Who knows, maybe it's a kind of legacy of the ancient fight between "Comuni," the capital cities of small territories, in Medieval times. Anyway, there is no question that the olive oil from Umbria region is really among the best of It...