SA Olive AGM

Report on the SA Olive Association AGM

The SA Olive Association held an annual general meeting on the 29th Of January, at the beautiful Rhebokskloof Estate. The meeting was chaired by Nick Wilkinson of Rio Largo, the current Chairman of the SA Olive Association. Jean-Louis Barjol, executive director of the International Olive Council, gave the first presentation. He shared interesting statistics regarding […]

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Dirty Martini

Martini Recipe

Many cocktails which are served in martini glasses, are referred to as martinis these days. However, most of them are vodka based and very far from the original martini which only has 2 ingredients: Gin and vermouth…

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad Recipe

The Caprese salad (or insalata Caprese in Italian) originates from Italy and is one of the simplest but tastiest salads. It requires very little effort to make, but the secret to a great Caprese salad is the quality of the ingredients. There are only 4 ingredients: Buffalo mozzarella – Make sure it’s great quality mozzarella, […]

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Saint Sebastian bay extra virgin olive oil

Box Is Best For Olive Oil

‘Cardboardeux’ and ‘Chateau de Cardboard’ are common nicknames for wine that comes in a cardboard box. Bag in a box wines have generally been the cheaper wines, if not the cheapest. Partly due to the low quality, but also due to the low price of the packaging. Recently, some more expensive wines have been bravely […]

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NoMU Olive Oil

Nomu Launches Range Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

NoMU is pleased to announce another exciting product! The addition of an extra virgin olive oil to our basket is a long overdue, but natural progression, as so many of our products are enhanced by this essential ingredient. It also reflects the relaxed Mediterranean style of cooking in many of our homes today. Our search […]

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2013 Marco Zichella Awards Results

The Oliomio range of olive processing equipment is manufactured in Italy by Toscana Enologica Mori. The equipment is popular in South Africa and 4 of the top 5 olive oils in the recent Absa sponsored competition were processed on Oliomio equipment, as well as about a 3rd of the medals awarded at the SA Olive […]

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Financial Mail

Financial Mail Covers SA Olive Industry

In September (2013), the Financial Mail gave some excellent coverage to the South African olive industry, publishing 2 articles covering various current topics within the industry. The first article, entitled New Olive Oil Entrant Scoops Top Awards, focuses on olive oil producer, De Rustica, which won gold in all 3 categories of the SA Olive […]

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Olive Africa

Agri-Vie Buys Majority Share In Cape Olive

Earlier this month (Oct 2013), Agri-Vie announced it had acquired 63% of Cape Olive Holdings, currently the largest table olive supplier in SA packing, amongst others, the Buffet Olives brand. Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Sahara Africa with a mission to generate an above average investment return, […]

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