New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Flos Olei, an annual olive oil event held in Rome and title of Marco Oreggia's annual publication, "Guide to the World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil", recently announced their list of the best olive oils for 2014.
Olive oils and their producers highlighted in the "The Best 20" section of the guide are recognized not only for their outstanding organoleptic qualities, but also for the high standards and dedication each farm demonstrates in producing a quality product, from production techniques to packaging and value.
A numeric score, labeled as “Farm Ranking”, is given to each farm featured in the guide from 80 (Good) to 100 (Really Excellent). The guide is meant to be a tool for the consumer to better understand the world of quality olive oil production.
Five of The Best 20 are currently available in the United States at OliveOilLovers.com:
Quattrociocchi’s “Olivastro”, pressed from single-variety Itrana olives grown in the Lazio region of Italy, was awarded the prize for “Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Organic Farming” for a second consecutive year and received a Farm Ranking of 98 (Really Excellent).
Frantoio Pruneti’s “Frantoio”, pressed from the single-variety olive grown on their estate in the heart of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, was awarded the prize for “Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Organic Farming with a PDO/PGI certification and received a Farm Ranking of 97 (Really Excellent).
Galgón 99’s “Oro Bailen”, pressed from single-variety Picual olives grown on their estate in Andalusia, Spain, was awarded prize for "Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Quality/Quantity” and received a Farm Ranking of 97 (Really Excellent).
Castillo de Canena’s “Royal”, pressed from the rare “Royal” variety olives in Andalusia, Spain, was awarded the prize for “Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Monovarietal” in the "Light Fruity” category and received a Farm Ranking of 98 (Really Excellent).
Frantoio Franci’s “Villa Magra”, produced from Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino olives grown on a single estate on their farm in central Tuscany, was awarded “Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” in the “Varietal Blend” category and received a Farm Ranking of 98 (Really Excellent).
“We know how passionate our producers are about their olive oils and we couldn’t be more proud and thrilled that their efforts are recognized with such a distinguished award.” says OliveOilLovers.com President, Joanne Lacina. “We see first-hand the tireless efforts and dedication each producer applies in producting some of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world and they couldn’t be more deserving of this award.”
About Flos Olei:
Flos Olei is the title of an annual olive oil project created by Marco Oreggia and Laura Marinelli. The project is, in part, an international competition to address the world's best olive growing farms, and a guide book to the world's extra virgin olive oils. The guide is published to describe, popularize and promote the producers and their oils that excel in quality-specific categories.
The competition includes an assessment of the olive oils conducted by a panel of taste experts through rigid tasting and identification of organoleptic profiles. Only oils that meet the panel's quality standards are published in the guide.
OliveOilLovers.com is an online boutique dedicated to bringing the best olive oils from around the world to home kitchens. The website offers an exclusive selection of premium-quality olive oils from Italy, Spain, Greece, California and Chile, and an assortment of gift options for family, friends or clients.
The company is operated by a small team of olive oil experts and ships out of the Greater New York City area.