Olive and Gourmet's Olive Oils Win 10 Awards at the 2013 Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition
Another excellent year for the top Spanish Olive Oils at the Los Angeles Competition.Olive and Gourmet is very proud to make available to the US market the freshest, 2012-2013 harvest, of these awarded Olive Oils. The awards are:
Rincon de la Subbetica, 2013 BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL Robust, Hojiblanca, Priego De Cordoba
Masia el Altet High Quality, 2013 SILVER MEDAL Medium, Comunidad Valenciana
Masia el Altet, 2013 GOLD MEDAL, Medium, High End, Comunidad Valenciana
Masia el Altet Special Selection, 2013 GOLD MEDAL Medium, Changlot Real, Valenciana
Melgarejo Composicion Premium 2013 , GOLD MEDAL Robust, Andalucia
Melgarejo Medium, 2013 GOLD MEDAL Andalucia
Cortijo de Suerte Alta Coupage Natural Organic 2013 GOLD MEDAL Medium, Baena
Alma Oliva,2013 BRONZE MEDAL Medium, Arbequina, Priego De Cordoba
Oro Bailen, 2013 GOLD MEDAL Robust, Picual, Reserva Familiar, Andalucia
Pago Baldios San Carlos, 2013 BRONZE MEDAL Delicate, Arbequina, Extremadura
The Best Olive Oils Win International awards
Olive and Gourmet is the largest online store in the US dedicated exclusively to Award Winning Spanish Extra Virgin Olive oils. We offer the most recent 2012-2013 harvest- as we want to guarantee our customers the freshness that embodies the Superior Taste and Aroma of our Extra virgin Olive Oils.
We are a family a family living on both sides of the Atlantic. Jay and Cecilia live in Andalusia, Spain, where about 40% of the olive oil in the world is produced, and they spend their time with the producers selecting only the best olive oils available in Spain. Jorge and Betzy live in Florida where they manage Olive and Gourmet's online store.
Every year the best Olive Oil producers take their products to International Competitions. The best of the best win the "Awards" the world over- they portray the pinnacle of what the world has to offer, and they represent only a tiny portion of the total production. Just like superlative wines, these olive oils, each with its own characteristics, impregnate your sensorial memory with symphonies of unique aromas and tastes that once you have tried them you will never forget.
Each of these Award Winning Olive Oils is different, unique in its personality and each worth trying. Still, these oils have in common many important characteristics:
The Geographical location of the Olive Groves is optimal for olive trees growth: soil, rain, temperature, altitude and the environment all work in favor of the trees. Not surprisingly these groves have many old trees- some thousands of years old.Fruits are harvested "Pre-Envero," which is the stage of maturity when the olive juice has the best aroma and taste. This usually happens at the beginning of the harvest, usually mid October, when approximately fifty percent of the olives are yellowish green and fifty percent bluish red with only a few black olives.
Olives are processed at a low temperature also called cold pressed olive oil and each producer takes great care to preserve along the production process the unique characteristics of their oils.
Olive and Gourmet makes available to the North American market a selection of these extraordinary Extra Virgin Olive Oils.