VERONA  15|18  04  2018

International Sol D'Oro Competition

Sol d'Oro Northern Hemisphere Competition

Verona, 14-19 February 2018

Sol d'Oro Northern Hemisphere is the world's most important blind tasting international olive oil competition. It is organised in Verona by Veronafiere as a preview for the Sol&Agrifood Quality Agro-Foods Exhibition.
The contest seeks to highlight and promote the best olive oil production in the world, thanks to a panel of international tasters to assess olive oils by category - Extra Virgin (delicate fruit, medium fruity and intense fruit), Single-Variety and Organic.
Guided tasting of olive oils taking awards exclusively for trade press will complete a week of work closing on the last day of the contest the announcement of Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and Special Mentions.

Various promotional activities will also be dedicated to award-winning olive oils during Sol&Agrifood itself:
  • The list of winners will be promoted on the event website and through Italian and international foreign press releases.

  • Publication of "The stars of Sol d'Oro" - the guide to the winners of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere competitions, with 500 copies distributed to buyers and journalists from Italy and abroad.

  • Tastings:
    • free tastings in the Oil Bar
    • guided tastings in the Mantegna Meeting Room

  • Walk Around Tasting: business to business meeting with selected international operators dedicated exclusively to winners of Medals and Special Mentions attending the event as exhibitors

  • Sol d'Oro Sticker: the seal certifying award-winning oils that can be affixed to bottles.

  • Chefs on show: an event organised in collaboration with the Federation of Chefs during Sol&Agrifood where chefs prepare dishes taking Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the main theme and exclusively using the olive oils awarded with Special Mentions.

  • Oliocibando: cuisine mini-courses during Sol&Agrifood exclusively using olive oils awarded with Special Mentions.

How to enter

Winners edition 2017

The winners of the previous editions

List of Sol d'Oro Northern Hemisphere 2017 Jurors

Logo download

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