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Greek Expert Discusses Olive Oil’s Central Role in the Best Diet for 2019

World-renowned Mediterranean diet expert Dr. Antonia Trichopoulou talked to a Greek audience about “Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Secrets We All Know” at the Food Expo in Athens this spring. “We all know olive oil,” she said; “it’s in...

Dozens of Greek Honey, Olive Oil Producers Take Awards in London

A total of fifty-seven olive oil and honey producers in Greece were presented with awards at two prestigious international competitions, it was announced on Tuesday by the Hellenic Food Authority (EFET). Specifically, a grand total of forty olive oil businesses...

Kalamata's Théa Extra Virgin Olive Oil Eyes US Market

A newly-founded family business in Kalamata, in the Peloponnese, is hoping to make inroads into the ever-expanding market for high-quality, extra virgin oil in Greece, the US and beyond. Théa Olive Oil, founded in 2018, produces a monovarietal oil which...

Family Business From Sparta Wins its 100th Prize for Olive Oil Production

Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming, a Greek family business in Sparta, Laconia has become a legend in the world of olive oil production, managing to rack up an astonishing 100 awards for its organic products, including its olive oil. The family holds a...

You'd Better Believe it: Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, the birthplace of democracy, that it has a stunningly beautiful coastline, and that our Independence Day is March 25th. However, there are some facts that very few people are...

Olive Oil, Cheese and Fish Lead to Boom in Greek Exports for 2018

The Panhellenic Exporters Association published new data on Thursday which show a significant increase in Greek food exports between 2017 and 2018. The data show that the products for which Greece has a very strong brand-name played a crucial role...

Greek Olive Oil Ranks First Among 30 Countries

A Greek olive oil produced in Laconia ranked first among oils from 30 countries as the Best Condimento-Flavored Olive Oil for 2018. The prize was awarded at the annual World Ranking EVOO (EVOOWR) competition, which took place recently. The EVOOWR is...

Cretan Olive Oil Sells For €1,020 per Liter at Dutch Auction

A 500-ml (one-half a quart) bottle  of Cretan extra virgin olive oil was sold recently for the extraordinary sum of €510 ($580), a price equivalent to €1,020 ($1,160) per liter. The pricey product was made from the ancient olive trees of the...

Greek Olive Oil Website Celebrates 2nd Birthday

For two years, the Greek Liquid Gold: Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil website has been sharing news and information about the high quality and health benefits of Greek extra virgin olive oil. Created by an American who has lived in...

Thessaloniki Entrepreneur Adds Real Gold to Greek Olive Oil

Homer called Greece's olive oil "liquid gold" more than 2,500 years ago. These are the two words that inspired Thessaloniki resident Yiannis Tsapanidis to take olive oil and add real gold to it, creating a product that is literally...