Entries by David Valmorbida

AOOA talks to 2GB about olive oil in Australia

In an interview with the 2GB, the President of the Australian Olive Oil Association, David Valmorbida, talks about olive oil in Australia, the growth of Australian-produced olive oil and the increasing sophistication of consumer choice.

2015 Mario Solinas Awards in New York City

On June 29th the winners of the world’s most prestigious olive oil competition, the Mario Solinas Awards, were announced in New York. In 2015, gold medals were taken out by olive oils from Portugal and Spain. Read more…

Olive Oil protects the Sydney Opera House

Olive oil, around 105 litres per year, is used to help clean the Sydney Opera House as a part of its Green Cleaning Guidelines. It is used to moisturise and protect materials such as bronze railings on a daily basis. Steve Tsouklas, in an interview with the BBC, talks about his love for the Opera House since he began working there in 1968.

Olive Oil Times: ‘WE Expo’ Project Seeks to Build New Alliances

The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) has joined the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori Foundation in supporting the World Table project, part of the “WE, Women for Expo,” an Expo 2015 project that seeks to bring together women and nourishing foods from around the globe. Click here to read the article from Olive Oil Times.

“Flavor Your Life” campaign tastes full of goodness

The ‘Flavor Your Life’ campaign provides consumers with news, health information and usage tips for extra virgin olive oil. As consumers become more curious about how to choose and use olive oil, the campaign decodes some of the industry complexity and to learn more about olive oil as a flavour ingredient. Learn more about the campaign …

AOOA launches new look

Last month, the Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA) proudly launched its new-look logo (pictured above) and industry website. The new logo is designed to combine elements of the letters A and O (that make up the association’s initials – AOOA name), to represent the perfect olive oil drop.

IOC May Market Newsletter recap

Olive Oil Times presents a summary of topics from the May Newsletter of the International Olive Council. Hot topics: Labelling for flavoured oils, global trade volumes and prices for olive oil and IOC presenting at New York Fancy Food 2014