Italian Guide Flos Olei calls the best EVOOs around the world for its 2015 edition

Italian Guide Flos Olei calls the best EVOOs around the world for its 2015 edition

03/20/2014 - Flos Olei, the Italian guide to the world best extra virgin olive oils, edited and published by Marco Oreggia, journalist, critic and expert food and wine taster -with the collaboration of Laura Marinelli, also journalist and expert taster- calls, once again, the reception of samples of the best international juices.

This international competition is open to olive oil production companies worldwide. Once received, the best EVOO samples are selected and described for its promotion in the Flos Olei Guide.

The methodology of the contest consists of a “rigorous” evaluation process of the olive oils presented by a panel of expert tasters through numerous tastings, as well as the development of a sensory profile of the samples. Only EVOOs considered “suitable” will appear in the new edition.

The Guide will be published in two languages (Italian and English), and will be distributed through national and regional divisions (for Spain and Italy) around the olive sector, offering historical and cultural information, production data, variety and area protected by PDOs. In addition, each company will have its own page with the tasting notes of the EVOO and their culinary combinations.

The Guide has also been carried out in four multimedia versions (World, Europe, Italy, The Best) for iPhone and iPad.

To appear in the Italian Guide is therefore necessary to send two samples of 0.5 liters for each of the types of extra virgin olive oils produced. Other formats are also acceptable as long as the total volume is 1 liter, but no samples will be accepted without commercial label.

These parties must submit a completed questionnaire that appears on Flos Olei’s web page and attach copies of original paper labels of each juice included in the selection. Silkscreened labels should also be sent in jpg/tif in high resolution.

On the other hand, the delivery will be complemented with the chemical analysis of the oils selected (acidity and peroxides) and the eventual certification of organic farming and/or biodynamic, along with a copy of the business plan. Finally, any news or curiosities concerning the company are recommended in the competition rules.

The deadline for the submission of samples is April 30th for the northern hemisphere, and from June 1st  to August 15th for the southern hemisphere.

Marco Oreggia
Tel/Fax: +39 067 197 254
E-mail: marco.oreggia@gmail.com

Italian Guide Flos Olei calls the best EVOOs around the world for its 2015 edition
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