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Pasolivo Olive Oil wins gold medals 

Extra virgin olive oil receives back-to-back accolades

pasolivo logoPasolivo Olive Oil announced today that it has added to its growing gallery of accolades by winning back-to-back gold medals for its extra virgin olive oil—first at the New York International Olive Oil Competition, then at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

These are the two most prestigious competitions in the United States; Pasolivo’s California Blend was recognized as one of the very best oils in the world, competing alongside Italy, Spain, Tunisia and many other countries.

According to the company’s press release, judges were impressed with the complexity of Pasolivo’s entry, remarking on its “abundant fruitiness, green leaves, sweetness, bitterness, medium pungency and notes of almond, bitter, with exceptional harmony, a high complexity and a high persistence.”

Pasolivo President Brian Dirk remarked, “We’re pleased to receive these two prestigious gold medals because the California Blend is always a customer favorite. This win is clearly the payoff for the significant investments we’ve made in the orchard since becoming stewards of the property, and because of our constant quest for perfection.”

Pasolivo has received frequent praise and publicity, having previously won gold medals at the San Diego Wine and Food Competition, and ranking as a Top 10 Oil in the World by Der Feinschmecker, which hosts one of the world’s largest international olive oil tastings. Pasolivo has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Saveur, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and other publications.

Pasolivo olive oils are made from olive trees grown organically and sustainably in its orchard tucked in the sunny hills of the Paso Robles wine country in California. The orchard produces premium extra virgin olive oils from 10 varietals that are hand-picked, milled and master-blended on the property.

In addition to the award-winning California Blend, Pasolivo also offers two other extra virgin olive oils, along with flavored oils such as lemon, lime, tangerine, citrus, basil and rosemary.

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About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.

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