We have recently received information from the publisher of Flos Olei, guide of the world’s best extra virgin olive oils:
“Your EVOO Bilini has been included in Flos Olei 2018 !!!”
Naturally, we were thrilled! For more reasons, but the most important being the one that Bilini joined the best olive oils on the globe. For the second year in the row.
The chief editor of Flos Olei, Mr. Marco Oreggia is a longtime expert in eno/gastronomy. A journalist and a reviewer of wine and food, Mr. Oreggia held numerous events, sampling and competitions, first in Italy, then worldwide.
Having in mind that Flos Olei pronounced Istria the best olive oil region in the world for the third year in a row, it comes as no surprise that each year more and more olive growers from our region send their olive oil for review to the expert panel of judges of this elite guide.
To quote Mr. Oreggia:
We all know that extra virgin olive oil is the most important ingredient for Mediterranean diet. Not only it tastes great, but is also extremely healthy. It is recommended to people with high cholesterol. It is a precious source of vitamin E. It is a concentrated antioxidant which protects us from many health problems.
Marco is a patron of the highest quality EVOO and is well aware of various malversations with olive oil which occur on the market. You can read more about this topic on the web site of Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine. We wrote about the same subject in the article in which we tried to clarify differences between extra virgin olive oils which cost more than € 15 per litre and those which carry the price tag of € 5 in your local supermarket.
For us it is of essence to be in the company of producers which value high quality and offer high quality products. As with most other Istrian producers, all parts of production of EVOO Bilini are 100% transparent. There are no magic sticks, there is no mystery. Only hard work, timely harvest and quality fruit processed in a great olive mill.
Therefore, let’s propose a toast to Bilini being featured in Flos Olei 2018. It really means a lot!