Spain’s Great Match New York Oct 5
23rd Annual Spain’s Great Match
Spain’s Great Match, an annual event organized by the Trade Commission of Spain in which American importers and distributors of wines present the latest vintages of the Spanish wines in their portfolio to wine industry professionals and consumers. For wine novices and connoisseurs alike, discover Spain’s wine, food, and design at Spain’s Great Match 2016.

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Great performance of Olive Oils from Spain at The New York International Olive Oil Competition
51 extra virgin olive oils from Spain made it to the list of 261 world’s best brands
Spanish extra virgin olive oils won 27 gold medals and 22 silver medals. Masia El Altet High End was selected best of class in blends, and Finca La Torres Selection the best of class for hojiblanca variety olive oils.

An international panel of expert tasters judged more than 700 extra virgin olive oils from throughout the world to make their selection.

Click on here to read the list of winners.
Olive Oil from Spain shines at BIOL 2013 awards
8 Spanish prize-winning Olive Oils
The eighteenth edition of the BIOL awards took place on March 13th and 14th in the Salesian Oratory of Andria (Italy). 360 olive oils from 15 different countries participated in the event.

Click on here to read the complete article (in Spanish).
Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke
Mediterranean Diet is rich in olive oil
About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found.

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Production levels of Olive oil from Spain will be around 600,000 tons this year
Jaén shows low production levels this year.
First assessments of the industry suggest that production of the period October 2012 – February 2013 will reach 600,000 tons. National olive oil production during the first five months of the campaign had reached 536,000 tons. The production in Andalusia is around 410,000 tons; in Castilla-La Mancha 39,000 tons and in Catalonia almost 23,500 tons. The province of Jaen, the number one olive oil producer worldwide, shows very low levels this year with current production of only 129,500 tons.

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Olive Oil from Spain in Food and Wine Magazine
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The article includes recipes with Olive Oil from Spain
Chef Seamus Mullen shows his passion for Olive Oil from Spain in January 2013 Food and Wine Magazine. (PDF Format)
Olive Oil from Spain and Alfonso Fernández in Fox31

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Olive Oil from Spain in 'Fox-TV Everyday'
Olive Oil from Spain and Alfonso J. Fernandez, one of the Board's chief olive oil experts, visited 'Fox-TV Everyday', the most watched morning show in Denver, where he spoke about olive oil. They were joined by the sous chef of Rioja Restaurant, Tim Kuklinksi, who cooked a gourmet meal using different varietals of olive oil from Spain.

Chicago 3 Media interviews Alfonso Fernández

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Olive Oil from Spain tasting by Alfonso Fernández
Olive Oil from Spain and Alfonso J. Fernandez, one of the Board's chief olive oil experts, visited Chicago, where they spoke about what makes a good olive oil and the proper way to taste olive oil.

Olimerca News: Dauro, the best fruity mature olive oil in Spain
Bodegas Roda has received the official award five times in the last ten years.
Dauro olive oil, from the farming producer Roda de Haro will be receiving the Foods from Spain Award to the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the 2011-2012 harvest in the fruity and mature category.

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Hacienda Queiles receives the award 'Premio del Olivo 2012'
Olimerca: More market current news.
The Spanish olive oil manufacturer from Navarra has been awarded the 'Premio del Olivo 2012' by the Olive Oil Brotherhood of Navarra, which completes their full set of awareds this year.

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TerraOlivo Competition 2012 Results Announced
Olive oil from Spain wins the international competition that took place in Israel where 408 olive oils from around the world were presented.
The International Grand Champion Trophy went to Aroden SAT of Spain for their Cladivm Hojiblanca.

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Also from the Olive Oil Times: Eat Olive Oil, Live Longer.
Spanish researchers set out to answer this question by examining the association between olive oil and mortality in the Spanish population with over 40,000 participants. After 13 years, researchers followed up with the participants and found that individuals who consumed olive oil had a lower mortality.

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Eight Out of Nine Winning Olive Oils From Spain
Spain Sweeps International Olive Oil Competition
The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) has announced the winners of the
2012 IOC Mario Solinas Quality Awards.

Click here to see the full article in our Foods from Spain web site.
Becas Culinarias - ICEX
Video of the tour
ICEX TV clip about the Spain tour with the chefs that were awarded the Icex Culinary Internship
On the news: MSNBC
From "The Today Show", May 4th 2012
Chef Jose Andres whips up a flavorful meal inspired by his native Spain - shrimp with garlic and gazpacho with a side of tomato bread.
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International Olive Council Newsletter - March 2012
Spanish olive oil production hitting record levels in the 2011/12 season.
Spain's Olive Oil Agency has announced that Spanish olive oil production is hitting record levels in the 2011/12 season, having clocked up 1,560,50 0T by the end of February 2012, which lies well ahead of the 1,416,000 T produced in 2003/04
Spain’s olive oil prized at Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition
2012 Northern Hemisphere Awards

2012 Best of Show, including domestic oil made with Spanish Aberquina olives, as well as two "Best of Class" awards for Spanish oils, Masia El Altet and Pago De Baldios San Carlos

Tasting Event at Kendall College
ABC7 Chicago - Explore Spain Olive Oil Tasting Event at Kendall College of Culinary Arts
October 6, 2011, hosted by world-renowned olive oil expert, Alfonso J. Fernandez, Kendall College of the Culinary Arts in Chicago organized a unique event showcasing one of the most essential products in the kitchen. Of the 262 varieties of olive cultivated in Spain, 24 are used regularly in the production of Olive Oils. The most important varieties produced include Picual, Hojiblanca, Arbequina and Cornicabra. Each variety produces an oil distinctive in color, flavor and application.

The Cooking Channel launches a new series about Spanish gastronomy
The Cooking Channel, specialized in gastronomy, has launched a new series From Spain Spain with Love. Writer and food expert Annie Sibonney travels across Spain to show its different culinary specialties in the 10 episode series. The network presents 'From Spain with Love' as a celebration of Spanish gastronomy and way of life, where Annie collects testimonies and experiences of consumers, producers and chefs that have been awared Michelin stars.

'It will show us their culture and their lives, and will allow us experiment first hand the extraordinary love story that this country has with food'.

Some of the recipies shown are 'Cod in green sauce', 'Valencian paella' or 'Bull's tail stew'. The last episode, to be broadcasted July 30th, is dedicated to olive oil. In that episode Annie Sibonney will visit a production plan in Jaen, and will show how alioli is made with María Carmen Vélez in her Petrer (Alicante) restaurant, as well as how to cook chocolate and olive oil deserts with chef Paco Torreblanca in Elche.

'From Spain with Love' can be seen Saturday evenings at 9:30pm, during peak audience time. I will also be shown in the Food Network Canadá and in the Youtube producer's network.

For more information:
Cheap But Good Olive Oils
'Serious Eats': Taste tests of 9 affordable olive oils where Spanish olive oils stands out.
Featuring José Andrés.
See the article (in PDF format)
'Spanish Accent' in the May 2009 issue of Taste of Home magazine. (PDF format)
Chef José Andrés.
Olive Oil, Liquid Gold. 2010 Jose Andres, Made in Spain
Chef David Lieberman.
September 4, 2008.
Chef David Lieberman.
September 4, 2008.
Chef David Lieberman.
August 15, 2008.
Chef David Lieberman.
August 15, 2008.
Chef José Andrés.
August 12, 2008. Chef José Andrés promotes Olive Oil from Spain in ABC's Nigthline.
Chef José Andrés tips: Watermelon for dinner.
July 29, 2008. Chef José Andrés on the MSNBC Today Show.
Dave Lieberman Live on Chicago WGNT - TV, Shares Some Simple Tapas Dishes To Celebrate Spain’s Summer Festival Season at Home.
June 7, 2008. Celebrity chef Dave Lieberman believes that you don’t have to take a trip to Spain to enjoy the merriment of the festival season. Tapas-style dining and entertaining, is a great way to experience the passion, infectious energy and the culinary fireworks of this celebrated nation in the comfort of your own home. “Spanish culture and cuisine embodies so many ideals we Americans have about entertaining – easy, yet impressive, and centered around superb ingredients, like Olive Oil from Spain, and shared with great friends,” says Dave Lieberman, the host of the Food Network’s “Good Deal” and “Eat This,” as well as author of Young and Hungry: More Than 100 Recipes for Cooking Fresh and Affordable Food for Everyone and Dave’s Dinners: A Fresh Approach to Home-cooked Meals. “Tapas dishes and ingredients are the perfect way to bring a slice of Spanish life to your traditional summer table.” For more information and recipes go to: http://www.oliveoilfromspain.com/OOFS/media/press.asp
Chef José Andrés Tips for Grilling and Preparing a Paella on the Grill.
May 26 2008. Memorial day marks the beginning of grilling season. With the grill you can do so much more than just burgers and hot dogs, how about paella. Here we can see Chef José Andrés on the CBS Early Show sharing how to prepare Paella on the Grill. He walks you through the basic steps and the key ingredients you will need.
Karen MacNeil Live in Dallas- WFAA-TV (Dallas ABC affiliate)
Sept 5 2007: Fall marks the annual olive harvest in Spain, the world’s leading producer of olive oil. Though a secret to many, Olive Oil from Spain has long been the favorite choice of leading chefs and culinary experts around the world. Karen MacNeil, one of the nation’s most sophisticated palates and noted food and wine pairing expert, believes that using Olive Oil from Spain is an affordable way to elevate the flavor of everyday meals. And, it is an easy way to bring a top secret of professional chefs to your dinner table.
Chef José Andrés Celebrates Spain's New Olive Harvest on the Today Show
Oct. 12 2006: If it's October, then it must be the olive harvest season in Spain, the world's largest producer of olive oil. To celebrate all of the wonderful Mediterranean foods that are prepared with olive oil, “Today” decided to host a taste of Spain. Chef José Andrés is an award-winning Spanish chef as well as the author of the cookbook “Tapas” and he was invited to share some of his secrets on the show.
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FDA News
FDA suggests that eating 2 tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (See: PressAnnouncements at FDA )
FOOD & WINE February Issue
Spain 231 reasons for all the buzz.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, No. 1 Best-Selling Autor, Prescribes Spanish Olive Oil To Rejuvenate Skin
Olive Oil from Spain is a key ingredient in a dietary regime to rejuvenate skin and combat the effects of aging, writes Dr. Nicholas Perricone in his runaway best-seller, The Perricone Prescription , published in August 2002 by HarperCollins.

"You will look younger, think more clearly, be more active and, yes, extend your life if your incorporate extra virgin olive oil into your diet on a daily basis," writes Perricone in a chapter entitled "The Wrinkle-Free Diet".

"Extra Virgin Spanish olive contains the highest levels of a class of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols," he adds. According to Dr. Perricone, the anti-inflammatory antioxidants and fatty acids found in extra virgin olive oil from Spain provide a crucial defence against the oxidative effects that accompany aging, "the human equivalent of rusting".

Nicholas Perricone. M.D., is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has served as an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and chairman of the annual international Conference on Aging Skin. Dr. Perricone is the 2002 recipient of the Eli Whitney Award, presented by the Connecticut Patent law Association to an outstanding individual recognition of significant contribution to science.

The Perricone Prescription is available at booksellers nationwide and on amazon.com.
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