The International Olive Council awarded the prizes for the IOC Mario Solinas Quality Award 2015 during a seminar on Understanding Olive Oil addressed by IOC Executive Director Jean-Louis Barjol and Executive Vice President of the North American Olive Oil Association Eryn Balch. The seminar and awards took place on 29 June during the New York Fancy Food Show, the biggest speciality food show in North America. The IOC hosted a dinner that evening for the medallists who were joined by guest media who had the chance to taste the award-winning oils.
Since this kind of event drums up media visibility for the winning extra virgin olive oils, the IOC plans to hold next year’s 2016 Mario Solinas Awards in Tokyo.
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