NYIOOC | World Olive Oil Competition is the largest olive oil
quality contest and its annual listing of award winners is widely
considered the most trusted guide to the year’s best extra
virgin olive oils. The complete list of award winners is presented
on the Official Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils.
Producers from Italy submitted the most entries with 253, followed
by Greece with 152, Spain with 151, the United States with 132,
Portugal with 67, Croatia with 45, Tunisia with 38, Australia
with 28, Turkey with 27, Brazil (13) and France (12). There were
entries from Chile, Lebanon, China, South Africa, New Zealand,
Mexico, Slovenia, Japan, Egypt, Uruguay, Israel, Morocco, Albania,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Algeria and Argentina.
After Los Angeles,
Monini was awarded at the NYIOOC, with a prize for every oil it
presented under the Italy category. Three monocultivar oils (obtained
from a single varietal of olives) were presented: Frantoio (from
Umbria), Coratina (from Puglia), Nocellara (from Sicilia). Frantoio
and Coratina won GOLD, while Nocellara won SILVER.