Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils Win 124 Awards in London |

At the London International Olive Oil Competitions this year, 16 judges from 11 countries evaluated the quality of 426 olive oils from 21 countries around the globe. Greek extra virgin olive oils won 99 Quality Awards. In the International Health Claim and Design competitions, Greeks won another 25 awards for extra healthy oils and exceptional packaging.

Award-winning extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) will be available for tasting at the Hilton Kensington Hotel in London on May 13. At the end of the day, a short discussion of how and why to produce and use such excellent, healthy EVOOs will accompany the awards ceremony.

The Greek Olive Estate’s George Mathiopoulos said he and his team are “very happy with our Gold Award for our Drop of Life Organic, as we focus primarily on high phenolic olive oil, and this is one of the few competitions that actually celebrates these olive oils and the producers that make them. High phenolic olive oils are a relatively new product in the market, and these types of health competitions go a long way in creating confidence for consumers.” Working with the naturally high phenolic Olympia/Nemoutiana olive variety, they “have spent the last six years researching, analyzing, and improving our methods and production process to produce even better olive oil year on year.” Their new, innovative PhenOLIV Protect Natural Food Supplement is the first Olive Oil Supplement to be approved by the National Organization for Medicines in Greece.

Read the full article by Lisa Radinovsky at Greek Liquid Gold