This year the Southern Hemisphere edition of Sol d’Oro was held in Cape Town at the Park Inn, Heerengraght street. Judging for the competition commenced on Tuesday (8th September) and concluded today (10th September) with the live announcement of the winners.
The internationally renowned Sol d’Oro competition is just around the corner, 7-11 September, and will be hosted in Cape Town. We are pleased to inform you that the panel of expert judges has been selected.
From the 7 to 11 September Sol d’Oro travels to Cape Town to reward the best extra virgin olive oils from the southern hemisphere. Sol d’Oro is the most important international olive oil competition in the world.
Located in the Greek Island of Crete, the oldest olive tree believed to be more than 3000 years, old still thrives. The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves has been declared as natural heritage monument, due to its ecological and historical importance.
While olives and olive oils are often associated with Mediterranean regions, we are seeing large growth in other areas of the world, such as the somewhat unlikely state of Rajasthan, India.
A study done by Prof Grootveld and his team, on which oils and fats are best to cook with, has revealed olive oil as the winner.
Olive trees come in all shapes and sizes and they can be beautiful in a myriad of different ways. We thought to celebrate #OliveHarvest2015 we would trawl through Instagram and find 10 of our favourite pics of olive trees.
This short video (less than 5 minutes) by National Geographic gives an excellent overview of how olive oil is made, from harvesting through to bottling.
At the world’s most prestigious olive oil competition, Sol D’Oro, held for the first time from 29 September to 3 October in the Southern Hemisphere in Santiago, Chile, South African olive oil producers excelled.
The North American Olive Oil Association recently conducted a survey to establish the general level of knowledge around olive oil. What they found is that there are still several myths which are believed by many people. The following stood out…