It’s always nice to get official recognition for the quality of our extra virgin olive oil. We learned our Miller’s Blend extra virgin olive oil was named one of the top 250 olive oils in the world by a noted German food magazine.
The magazine Der Feinschmecker and “Mastri Oleari,” a prestigious Italian-based group of olive oil “masters,” gave us the award. Der Feinschmecker is considered the equivalent of Food & Wine magazine in Germany. It evaluated 850 EVOO brands from 20 countries in its competition.
To echo our chief executive Gregg Kelley, we’re thrilled and encouraged by the recognition. This was the first year we entered the competition.
“The German consumer is one of the most discerning in the world when evaluating olive oil,” Gregg said. “This recognition continues to validate the quality of our products and the care and effort with which our team of professionals produces our full assortment of extra virgin olive oils.”
Our Miller’s Blend is a combination of oils chosen by our veteran miller, Bob Singletary. Bob picks certain oils to produce aromas of fruit on the nose, buttery mid-palate flavors, and a slightly peppery finish. It’s a robust EVOO offering lush notes of artichoke, green tomato, and almond on the palate. It pairs well with flavorful, spicy dishes, sautéed or slow roasted meats, and smoked fish and salt cod dishes.
Der Feinschmecker, which means gourmet in English, has held the Olio Awards since 2002. The magazine gathers a team of international experts and the magazine’s editorial staff to evaluate hundreds of high quality-olive oils from the United States, Greece, Spain, Italy, and elsewhere around the globe. The June issue of the magazine features the highlights of the 2010 competition.
Claude S. Weiller
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
California Olive Ranch