02 Jan Flos Olei Names Istria Best Olive Region in the World
Flos Olei, the world’s most prestigious guide to the world’s best extra virgin olive oils, voted Istria the best olive region in the world, Istrian County Tourist Board announced on March 5, 2016.
In the 2016 edition of Flos Olei, Istria is the region with the largest number of included olive growers and oil producers, beating Tuscany which held the spot for several years. This achievement proves the exceptional quality of olive oil from this beautiful Croatian region. The grading methodology consists of very detailed processes where the oils are judged though numerous tastings by a panel of expert olive oil tasters. Only the best extra virgin olive oils can appear in each edition of Flos Olei.
Becoming the best olive oil region in the world is really great news for all Istrian producers as the title will bring them extra publicity and quality points on the international market since more than 500 olive growers from 59 countries were featured in this year’s edition: „Each olive grower and olive oil producer wants to be featured in this publication. The guide is very objective when it comes to grading autochtonous characteristics and Istria has plenty of them, just take for instance our varieties bjankera, karbonaca and buža. Our producers have preserved them and used them in the best possible way“ – Tourist Board release states.
We hope to see you at one of DK Events’ olive oil tastings soon in Istria so you can try the best extra virgin olive oils in the world for yourself!