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News | Jan 28 2019

Spanish Olive Oils Win Big at the EVOOLEUM Awards

Of the top 10 extra virgin olive oils in the world, 8 are from Spain, and Spanish oils also dominated multiple categories

Spanish Olive Oils Win Big at the EVOOLEUM Awards

The results are in for the EVOOLEUM Awards, which recognize the best extra virgin olive oils in the world across several categories. While there were plenty of winners from Italy, Greece and other countries, Spain was the clear winner.

In the top 10 alone, Spain dominated the results with 8 oils making the grade. They were Rincón de la Subbética (score of 96; ranking 2nd), Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual (96; 3rd); Maeva & Toro (95; 5th), Livesolives (95; 6th), Conde de Mirasol (95; 7th), Venta del Barón (95; 8th), Almaoliva Bio (94; 9th) and Braveoleum – Selección Especial de Aceites Hacienda El Palo (94; 10th).

Spanish oils took home plenty of other distinctions, including the following: Best Blend, which went to Maeva & Toro for their Hojiblanca, Arbequina and Picual oil; Best Green Fruit Oil, for Rincón de la Subbética; Best Mature Fruity, for Mas Montseny Premium; Top 3 Organic Farming Production, with second place going to Rincón de la Subbética; Best Picual, for Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual; Best Arbequina, for Mas Montseny Premium; Best Hojiblanca, for Rincón de la Subbética; Best Cornicabra, for Valdenvero Organic Cornicabra; Best Picuda, for Mueloliva Picuda; and Best Manzanilla Cacereña, for Vieiru Ecológico PDO Gata-Hurdes.

In the packaging portion of the awards, Spain also took home multiple distinctions, including Best Design for Premium Oil, Marqués de Valdueza – Ex Aequio (silver medal), Mas Montseny Premium (also silver medal), and Olibaeza (bronze medal); and Most Innovative Design, with O-Med Edición Limitada (gold medal) and Cortijo El Puerto (bronze medal).

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