Baleia Wines, situated near the small town of Vermaaklikheid along the Cape South Coast, has partnered with famous food personalities, Ilse van der Merwe (The Food Fox and Die Kosvos) and Hein van Tonder (Heinstirred) by supplying them with their award winning extra virgin olive oil.
This year, Rio Largo, a South African olive oil producer, was awarded Best In Class for their Premium Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the New York International Olive Oil Competition.
The judges took on the arduous task to analyse a record 110 entries and identify this year’s top-rated extra virgin olive oils. It is the most extensive tasting yet in the 11 year history of the competition.
The close-knit winemaking community of the small town of Bot River, is set for its annual Spring Weekend which promises an authentic bouquet of all things exceptional and exclusive to this unsung Overberg gem from 2 to 4 September 2016.
Most of us are aware that extra virgin olive oil has loads of health benefits, is full of delicious flavour and is made from pressed olives. But here are 5 facts about olive oil that you might not be aware of.
Large scale olive oil production has previously been accused of causing damage to the environment, although new research indicates that olive oil production as a whole, actually gives back to the ecosystem more than it takes.
Entries have opened for the 2016 SA Olive Awards. Industry association, SA Olive, invites producers to submit their finest, freshly-harvested extra virgin olive oils for this year’s competition by 29 July 2016.
For those olive enthusiasts who would like to expand their knowledge or just get acquainted with the tasting practice of olive oil, the SA Olive Industry Association will be offering a unique experience to test out your palette.
The results of the study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Oncology, have shown that an ingredient in extra virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
With the recent uproar over counterfeit EVOO, consumers are now educating themselves more and more on how to buy and recognize good quality olive oil. While the table olive hasn’t had much skepticism surrounding the quality, there are certain factors to look for when purchasing olives to ensure you are buying and eating the best.