Olives & Oils

Drop by Drop

September 29, 2018

If you want to try a good Cornicabra EVOO in Castila-La-Mancha (Spain), Casas De Hualdo is definitely a must-try! With a score of  97/100 in the 2018 Flos Olei (reference for EVOO within the world), their Cornicabra Designation of Origin Montes de Toledo is a perfect p...

September 16, 2018

Jaen is one of the largest olive oil producing areas in Spain and in the World. In it's heart, we were welcomed by Castillo De Canena, one of the top producers. Here is the exchange we've had with Isabel Alameda from Castillo De Canena.

Meet The Maker: Ca...

July 10, 2018

Casa De Santo Amaro is one of the oldest Olive Oil producers in Portugal. Located in Sucçães, a ten-minute drive from Mirandela, they produce a stunning range of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) within the PDO Tras-Os-Montes.

Tras-Os-Montes is a PDO since 1996 in the...

May 24, 2018

***This is the uncut version of an article originally published on www.thetaste.ie in February 2018***

Welcome to our Travelogue...

     After spending respectively 5 and 7 years on the beautiful Emerald Island, it wasn’t an easy call for us to leave it. We had been feel...

December 4, 2017

In this first episode, discover the process of olive oil making made simple, with multi-award winning maker Sebastian Correas from Tapiz, Mendoza, Argentina. 

You will also get a glimpse of our other interviewees, organic/biodynamic grower Miguel Zuccardi from Familia Z...

November 25, 2017

Before arriving to Buenos Aires, I obviously made some research about the different extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) here. Quickly, I’ve been surprised by the diversity of varieties that Argentina had to offer. A lot of European varieties are grown here as the climate an...

October 11, 2017

Finally, now that we’ve dropped our bags for 10 days in Buenos Aires, I could shop and got some nice Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) to taste!

For the first one, I decided to check out a supermarket to see what I could find there. The one I found was called “Pont l’ėvêque...

March 12, 2017

We rarely question the making process of something as natural as olive oil, but as I did for the cheese, I will go through the steps of its making process.

Obviously the first one is Harvesting:

Olives are taken from the tree, they can either be hand-picked or using...

February 12, 2017

Now that we have learnt how to pick a good bottle of oil (if you haven’t read this article, click here) time has come to taste it!

What do I Use to Taste Olive Oil?

Professionals use dark blue glasses in a U shape, narrower at the top like Wine tasting

glasses, slightly...

February 6, 2017

      Thanks to Karen Cryan (Irish Olive Oil Sommelier/Taster) we have learnt a few tips for picking the best bottle of extra virgin olive oil (if you want to look smart call them EVOO), so we’ll share them with you here:

A Single Country of Origin

     A goo...

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