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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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Extra Virginity – A book worth reading

Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller was released in January of this year and has become a New York Times best seller. This description taken from the book itself: The sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization. For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of […]

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SA Olive Awards 2012 Results

A total of 63 olive oils from 39 producers were entered into the SA Olive Awards, run by the SA Olive Industry Association. 19 Golds were awarded by the judges, after 3 days of blind tasting. Giulio Betrand, owner of the historic Morgenster Estate in Somerset West, was honoured with a Life Time Achiever trophy […]

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