Flos Olei 2011 – guide to the best extra virgin olive oils in the world is the first international guide dedicated to extra virgin olive oils from around the world selected, with criteria of absolute rigor, by a panel of expert tasters coordinated by Marco Oreggia, curator and editor together of the volume.
Made directly in two languages (Italian-English), the Guide presents 42 selected countries on 5 continents. Italy and Spain also have a mapping of the olive sector on a regional basis, accompanied by historical, cultural information, production data, typical varieties and areas protected by denomination.
Particular attention is paid to the cartography, which includes both the olive growing areas with the greatest vocation and those with a designation of origin. In addition to each production reality there is a card with tasting notes of oils and gastronomic combinations.
The Guide responds to the need to create a product that brings freshness and vitality within the existing editorial landscape in a very delicate sector such as olive growing and is proposed as an effective tool, with a modern profile and consistent with its universal vocation .
Thanks to the capillarity and quality of the work done, this Guide is a reference point for all consumers who are attentive to good food and for operators in the sector at national and international level.
Preface of the volume – Introduction to the Guide – Introductory overview of the 42 countries: Portugal – Spain – Regional introductions Spain: Castilla y León, País Vasco, La Rioja, Comunidad Foral de Navarra, Aragón, Cataluña, Extremadura, Comunidad de Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Comunidad Valenciana, Andalucía, Región de Murcia, Islas Baleares – France – Italy – Regional introductions Italy: Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo , Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia – Slovenia – Croatia – Bosnia Herzegovina – Montenegro – Albania – Greece – Malta – Cyprus – Morocco – Algeria – Tunisia – Libya – Egypt – South Africa – Turkey – Azerbaijan – Syria – Lebanon – Israel – Palestine – Jordan – Saudi Arabia – Iran – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India – Nepal – China – Japan – Australia – New Zealand – United States – Mexico – Peru – Brazil – Chile – Urugua y – Argentina.
Attentive and passionate consumers of food and wine; sector operators such as agronomists, land surveyors, olive growers, wine technicians, technologists; high quality catering with particular reference to restaurateurs interested in the creation of a trolley or an oil list; owners or managers of wine bars and wine bars; expert tasters.
It is a collective work, edited and edited by Marco Oreggia, journalist, food and wine critic and expert taster, and with the vice-care of Laura Marinelli, journalist and expert taster.
Furthermore, leading experts from the olive sector, both nationally and internationally, and a panel of tasters, coordinated by the curator, participate in the creation of the Guide.