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Scorching heatwaves in Spain threaten olive oil production, says government minister

SPAIN'S Agriculture Minister, Luis Planas, says this summer's hot weather will dent this year's olive harvest if things don't change soon. Spain is the world's...

Nic of time: Marbella now counts on two of France’s finest Nicolas wine shops

IT has been two centuries since Maison Nicolas became one of the most fashionable wine shops in Paris. And now, finally, Marbella residents have two...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages to put on your Andalucia bucket-list

The Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year.  Utopia: Marinaleda. Also known...

Philippe Starck unveils design for organic olive oil mill outside Ronda in Spain’s Andalucia

AN ecological olive mill that is being designed by French architect Philippe Starck will open in early 2023 outside Ronda. The construction is 50% finished...

Warning issued over fake olive oil sold in supermarkets in Spain

SPAIN’S food standards agency has issued a warning over the sale of fraudulent olive oil in supermarkets. A study by AESAN found that some products...

Spain to host international conference backing the health benefits of olive oil

AN annual olive oil conference organised by a top American university is heading to Spain this December. The event to be held in Jaen, at...

A fruitful year for Andalucia as food exports top €5 billion

ANDALUCIA has exported more agricultural goods this year than ever before with sales reaching €5.9 billion in the first five months. The southern peninsula now...

INDUSTRY HOPE: US tariffs on Andalucian olives scrapped for FIVE years after EU truce

THE tariffs placed on Andalucian table olives and olive oil, as well as many other European food produces, have been scrapped for five years...

International supermarket chain Lidl launches project to support a sustainable Olive Oil industry in Spain

LIDL Supermarkets are launching a new project on Monday, February 8, promoting the sustainable development of the olive sector in Spain. More than 250,000 families...

This Lidl home brand olive oil has just won the world’s best olive oil competition

The ‘Olisone Extra Virgin Olive Oil Selection Almazara,’ has been given the Gold Medal in the NYIOOC World Best Olive Oils Competition, equivalent to...

Farmers in Spain’s Andalucia cut off roads with tractors and light fires in huge protest at rock bottom olive...

Since 2017 the price of extra virgin olive oil at source has plunged by 43% from €3.60 to around €1.90 per kilo

REVEALED: The Spanish products US President Donald Trump wants to hit with HUGE 25% taxes

In 2018, wine and olive oil alone were the Spanish products most exported to the US, with the total put at just over €700 million

How Olive Oil Improves Memory and Work of Brain

Many people believe, even without knowing about the scientific evidence that backs up their judgements, that some foods are healthier for them than the...

La La lovin’ it! New organic olive oil ‘experience’ in Ronda

THE small picture window perfectly frames the mountain range, and reason, why this corner of Spain is almost as green as England. In the shimmering...

Spain crowned world’s healthiest country due to ‘Mediterranean diet’

A ‘Mediterranean diet’, rich in olive oil, nuts, oily fish and vegetables, is thought to be behind the health benefits of Spain and Italy

EXPOSED: Food boffins in Spain develop hi-tech laser machine to detect FAKE extra virgin olive oils

The laser device, which is no bigger than a bag, generates results in real time and is cheap to manufacture

OLIVE WATCHERS: Spain’s Civil Guard to make surprise visits to olive oil factories after weigh-in controversies

It will serve to dispel doubts that have always existed on the part of farmers who are going to weigh their fruit after a hard day of harvesting

OIL’S NOT AS IT SEEMS: Charlatan olive oils make up 50% of ‘extra virgin’ bottles in Spain, study reveals

Among the 20 charlatan drizzles named and shamed by OCU were Lidl's Olisone at €4.92 a litre and Aldi's Olearia De Olivar at €3.99 a litre, which were both deemed 'poor quality'

British expat wins top UK food awards for Andalucia made balsamic vinegars

Creator of Fino Olive Oil, Susie Taylor, has won two prizes at this year’s UK Great Taste Awards for her Cordoba products

Isolated case of ‘olive tree ebola’ bacteria found in Andalucia

The bacteria, Xylella fastidiosa, was found in three decorative plants in a garden centre in Almeria but officials insist it is a one-off case

An Andalucian olive oil company has scooped gold for the fifth time in a prestigious annual competition.

ORGANIC producer Finca La Torre, in Bobadilla, near Antequera has produced the ‘best extra virgin oil’ for the fifth time in six years. Awarded...

Malaga olive oil named ‘Best in Spain’ fourth year in a row

The Finca La Torre received the Food Award of Spain for the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Malaga foreign exports increase by 20% in just one year

MALAGA’S international exports have increased by almost 20% in just one year. In the first half of this year, the province has raked in...

Oil you need to know about Andalucia’s ‘liquid gold’

Andalucia produces 73% of Spain's olive oil

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