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SA Olive Awards – SA’s Top Extra Virgin Olive Oils – 2018

A total of 93 extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) were entered into the 2018 competition – a slight increase over last year’s 87 entries. The panel awarded 21 gold, 34 silver and 26 bronze medals, which made 87% of the competing oils medal worthy.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Biscotti

Most typical Italian Biscotti are made with butter but this recipe uses olive oil instead, creating a lighter flavour.

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‘How to Produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil’ Course

The presenter of the course, Pablo Canamasas from Argentina, has a veritable 360-degree view of the global olive oil production industry.

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Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere Olive Oil Competition

The Sol d’Oro Southern hemisphere olive oil competition is around the corner

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Q & A with Sue Langstaff

What are your thoughts on South African olive oil?

The quality of the oils I have tasted has been very good and on par with other very good olive oils from around the world

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Ellen Segopa – on the road to great things

Ellen Segopa is one of those people that will quietly take over the world and make a good job of it. Like most children, Ellen dreamt far and wide about what she wanted to become and only in high school realised that science is her career home.

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Olive Oil Tasting Workshop

On a rainy day at the end of March, I made my way to Tulbagh to attend my first event as the newest member of the SA Olive team.  The Tulbagh Valley is beautiful any day of the year, but with water-heavy clouds gently clinging to the mountain slopes, it’s magical.

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Ask the Expert: The Doctor

Corli Leonard – Intern at New Somerset Hospital

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Harvesting Methods

For the olive industry, the harvest is about to begin and one cannot help to wonder what flavours the 2018 fruit will have locked in them. Will it be another bitter season or will mother nature be kind enough to grant a slow even harvest?

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15 Olive Fun Facts

Check out these fun facts all olive lovers should know:

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