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What We Do To Make IL DIVINO The Best – LECCINO

There are an infinite number of factors that go into making a particular Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) taste the way it does and provide the health benefits it does. In this series of Blogs I hope to explain some of the key things we do at IL DIVINO to make our EVO the...

What Makes Great Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Part II (Polyphenols)

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the few foods that health experts seem to unanimously praise. In fact, the list of benefits is so extensive that extra virgin olive oil is widely considered to be a superfood. In our previous IL DIVINO Blog we discussed the importance...

What Makes Great Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Part 1 (Acidity)

Here at IL DIVINO Extra Virgin Olive Oil (www.ildivinooliveoil.com) we have written a lot about our focus on: Traveling to Tuscany, Italy for the yearly olive harvest to supervise each step in production; Harvesting our olives generally in late October – considered...

A Few Words About Extra Virgin Olive Oil Labeling

A Few Words About Labeling The olive oil industry as suffered for many years from those who not only label their “oil” Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) when it’s not, but also taking advantage of the loose FDA labeling regulations. To the industry’s credit, in recent...

The Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

Today we made our submission to the 2020 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. This competition is the second largest in the USA (New York first). While some may not think these competitions are important, for those of us in the industry,...

Olive Oil And Healthy Eating

Many health conditions can be prevented or even improved through a good diet. Heart disease, diabetes and inflammation are common health issues that lead to increased risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer and arthritis. Some common recommendations to help avoid or...

The Mediterranean Diet & Olive Oil

There’s a reason the Mediterranean diet has survived the test of time. With origins in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, it has sustained some of the world’s oldest civilizations – the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans. It relies heavily on vegetables and...

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When Does Olive Oil Lose Its Virginity?

How long does an extra virgin olive oil stay that way? This question is first asked by olive oil producers who would display ‘Best By Date’ information on their label. And then, by retailers and buyers (consumers included) who would also like to have a reasonable...

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Meet Your New 2017 IL DIVINO Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2017 was an unusual year in Tuscany characterized by months of drought and record-breaking high temperatures.  This had a devastating effect on the famous olives trees with many dropping early fruit or others producing shriveled "raisins".  As a result, this year's...

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Wonderful Anghiari

Nestled in the Valtiberina Valley of Tuscany Italy you will find the charming town of Anghiari.  During our 8 years living in neighboring Caprese Michelangelo about 20 minutes away, we came to love this town of less than 6,000 beautiful Italians.  Architecturally the...

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