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Ten years of Olio Officina

Olio Officina was set up by the blendmaster Luigi Caricato in 2010, with the express intention of contributing to a radical change in a sector such as olive oil which generally keeps itself to itself, unwilling to try out cross-disciplinary approaches and reluctant to introduce change. Timeline of a cultural project (illustrated in broad brushstrokes)

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Eight editions plus another in the pipeline

HISTORY OF THE HAPPENING. Each edition of Olio Officina Festival has had an area dedicated to meditating and theorizing

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Of oil and other condiments. For the palate & the mind

An original, unusual way of telling the story, from every point of view, of an as yet unexplored world

Maria Carla Squeo


‘Tis all a festival

Synopsis and history of Olio Officina Festival’s eight editions (plus one more in the pipeline)

Luigi Caricato


How to communicate the qualities

New languages are needed to communicate sensorial and nutritional values of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, now a universal trend spreading from Italy is rippling throughout the world. This is what emerged in the round table organized by CEQ at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan in the frame of the Olio Officina Festival

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Riviera Ligure Dop Experience

A pilot tourism project promoted by the PDO Riviera Ligure Olive Oil Consortium, designed by Ligucibario® and marketed by Volver Tour Liguria. The project connects the region’s coastal and inner areas, treasure troves of biodiversity and healthy Mediterranean fare as well as the ideal destinations of quality, sustainable, slow tourism.

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World Olive Day at IOC

Today we move onto a new phase in our development that brings us to answer the question so often brought to us: why the IOC? Aside from its role of safeguarding quality and standards, the IOC is above all a hotbed of over a thousand specialists and experts in the field of olive-growing. Researchers, engineers, economists, chemists, tasters, nutritionists, statisticians…

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Terroir Tuscany: rural logic. Program Itinerary

Turning traditional techniques into future innovations. Set in the heart of rural Tuscany at the beautiful Castello di Potentino, this week-long culinary retreat unites world-renowned chefs with ancient Etruscan food and farming practices to build a modern understanding of how we can apply traditional wisdom in innovative ways to modern food systems. The tour is led by Terroir Hospitality’s Arlene Stein and Castello di Potentino’s Charlotte Horton, and includes guest talks and workshops hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and gastronomy experts.

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Terroir Tuscany: rural logic

This week-long culinary retreat unites world-renowned chefs with ancient Etruscan food and farming practices to build a modern understanding of how we can apply traditional wisdom in innovative new ways to modern food systems. The tour is led by Terroir Hospitality’s Arlene Stein and Castello di Potentino’s Charlotte Horton, and includes guest talks and workshops hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and gastronomy experts.

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Novelty in the 7th WOOE

The biggest international fair devoted to the olive oil closes its seventh edition with an attendance of almost 4,000 professionals from the sector. Business, new trade opportunities, debate, trends, innovation and networking: the keys to success of the World Olive Oil Exhibition

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Top quality olive oils

WOOE. The World Olive Oil Exhibition will be held on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018 at Madrid’s IFEMA The US companies will be the key players of the 2018 World Olive Oil Exhibition. Interview with Maria Reyes: "There should be a verification process in order to ensure that what is being placed on the shelf is what the label says it is. The consumers play a large role in this and have demonstrated that they are willing to pay more for a quality product"

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The meeting place for olive oil professionals

The World Olive Oil Exhibition announces its program of tasting sessions and conferences which will be held on the coming 21st and 22nd of march 2018 at Madrid's Ifema. Perceived as a fundamental pillar of the sector, the Wooe will once again become the main forum for debate and analysis for the sector, with a vast program of conferences, tasting sessions and masterclasses that are even better than the previous ones

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The Festival through images

The seventh edition ended of Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Before using words, here are the numerous highlights of the happening through pictures. Photos by Massimiliano Bordignon, Gianfranco Maggio, Nicola Morabito

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OOF 2018 is getting closer

I am a tree. This is the main theme of the seventh edition of Olio Officina Festival, which will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2018, once again, in the halls of Milan historic Palazzo delle Stelline. The postcard and poster have been designed by artist Doriano Strologo, from the Italian region of Marche

Maria Carla Squeo


Glass Pack 2017

Advertorial. A fair entirely dedicated to the personalisation of glass packaging. The first European Fair entirely dedicated to glass containers for foods, beverages and liquors will be held at the Fiera (Fairground) in Pordenone on 8th June

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Great expectations for the WOOE

Special report on the WOOE. On March 29th and 30th, Madrid will host the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition. An event devoted to premium olive oils, with the most illustrious representatives of the oil-making art world-wide. A festival open to every enterprise, large and small

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The USA olive oil market

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of James Otte from La Tienda, a major US olive oil importer

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Market analysis

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Ana Isabel Hernández, imports manager of the American company Tama Corporation

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The key challenges

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Juan Vilar, professor at the University of Jaén and an international expert in the Olive Oil Economy

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The olive oil expert and grafting

Poste Italiane will once again be one of the leading protagonists of the Olio Officina Festival, now at its sixth edition. The Italian Post Office is presenting two stamp cancels, depicting respectively an oleologist or oil specialist and an example of grafting, an agricultural technique that promises success against the perilous bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

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High quality at the 2017 OOF

Select extra virgin olive oils abolish the conventional geographical borders and trace new ones. Two consortiums, Italian and Spanish, will be present at the sixth Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Special guests on February 3 are two leading protagonists of the premium olive oil supply chain: Ceq and QV Extra

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The debut of the 2017 OOF

The programme of the 2017 Olio Officina Festival has finally been unveiled. We start off with the schedule of the opening day, i.e. Thursday, February 2. There is a surprise in store, but we will only reveal it next January

Carlotta Baltini Roversi


The nouvelle vague of olive oil

The sixth Olio Officina Festival is just around the corner: scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy, early next year (from February 2 to 4), its title theme will be "Energy. Oil in motion”. A vast array of events have been programmed, some of which are presented below. Make sure you don't miss it, it is the most important festival worldwide devoted to olive oils and condiments

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Oil and Yoga

A foretaste. In the holistic area of the 2017 Olio Officina Festival, Eva Nuti will be coordinating two days devoted to an ancient discipline for controlling the mind, body and spirit. Oil comes from the earth. On the earth, our feet stand, giving us stability, like the roots of an olive tree. Stability (muladhara) is the origin of pleasure, our sense of taste (svadhishthana), energy and fire (manipura), from which all actions derive (anahata). Oil. Energy in motion

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2017 OOF, subscriptions are open

An idea for a Christmas present. There is time until December 24th to purchase the tickets for the sixth Olio Officina Festival at a discounted rate. The festival will be held in Milan from February 2 to 4, 2017

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World Olive Day 2016

The International Olive Council will celebrate World Olive Day to raise awareness of the importance of the relationship between olive growing and the environment, showing the benefits of its products for health and raising awareness of the role of the IOC as the organisation solely responsible for administering the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives

 

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Energy. Oil in motion

The organizational machinery in charge of the sixth Olio Officina Festival is already at work. Next year’s event will be held in Milan, Italy, from February 2 to 4, 2017. The keyword this time is energy, intended as power, vigour, an agent of change. In a way this is the opposite of what oil is usually considered, i.e. a soothing element, something to pour over troubled waters.

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The 2016 Olio Officina Oil Culture award

Every year the Olio Officina Festival presents an award for outstanding contributions in the field of olive oil. This year’s winners were three Italians and a Spaniard. Here is who they are

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The winners of the 2016 “Le Forme dell’Olio” contest

The winners of the contest organized by Olio Officina are the Italian "Fratelli De Cecco" in the presentation packaging class, and the Spanish company "Casas de Hualdo" for the Horeca and mass retail channels category. The product line made by another Italian firm, "Domenico Manca-San Giuliano", received a special award, whereas a limited edition by "Mia Italy" won the prize for originality of style

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