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US Trade Commission Report On Olive Oil Industry

The US Trade Commission recently recently released a report: Olive Oil: Conditions of Competition between U.S. and Major Foreign Supplier Industries. The report took a year to research and produce and it delves in detail into the olive oil industries of the major producer countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, etc. While the report is […]

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Categories

Olive oil comes in different grades, of which extra virgin is the highest. However, many people don’t know that olive oil can be categorised by the intensity of the flavour. Different intensity oils have different applications. For instance, depending on what you are cooking, you may require a less intense oil so that the flavour […]

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Tips For Storing Olive Oil

Olive oil is an amazing product with many proven health benefits. Nothing is (or should be) added to olive oil, the olives are crushed and the oil is extracted and put in a bottle for you, simple as that. However, like most natural products, it is most potent when it is freshest and degrades over […]

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Is It Bad To Cook With Olive Oil?

I often have people tell me that they don’t cook with olive oil because it can’t handle high temperatures and becomes carcinogenic. So I thought I would do some research to see if this is true because I’ve been cooking with olive oil for years (and I don’t want to die). Also, if Jamie Oliver […]

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Absa Top 5 Olive Oils 2013

Gallery: Absa Top 5 Olive Awards 2013

The Absa Top 5 Olive Oils Awards ceremony took place at Clos Malverne wine estate. The event was well attended and there was plenty of top olive oils on the tables to taste. Clos Malverne spoilt the attendees with a delicious 4 course meal paired with their wines. Congratulations to the winners. Related Posts:

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Absa Top 5 Olive oils 2013

Absa Top 5 Olive Oils 2013

The first Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards were announced during a lunch at Clos Malverne restaurant on the 28th August 2013. Selected from the top 20 oils of the SA olive awards through blind tasting by a panel of 8 experts, these oils are the best olive oils in South Africa for 2013. Porterville […]

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Top 20 SA Olive Oils 2013

2013 is the first year of the Absa Top 5 SA Olive Oils Awards. ┬áThe 100 entries of the SA Olive Awards are blind tasted by a judging panel of 7 experts and allocated points based on quality. The points determine whether they get a gold, silver or bronze award in the SA Olive Awards. […]

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SA Olive Awards 2013 Results

Now in its eight year, the SA Olive Awards has grown significantly. This year saw 100 olive oils entered, of which 43 were exceptional enough to be rated gold. 39 entries qualified for a silver award and 14 were awarded bronze. In a surprise but well received move, the Lifetime Achievement award this year was […]

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Rio Largo Olive Estate Hosts Slow Food

During this year’s harvest, Rio Largo olive estate teamed up with Slow Food Mother City to arrange a group visit to the farm to show how the olives are picked and processed. After spending the morning at Rio Largo, the group moved to De Kaap restaurant between Robertson and McGregor for an olive oil tasting […]

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