Oroville, CA, June 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- California Olive Ranch (COR), North America’s largest producer of fresh, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), has been named “one of the Best 250 Olive Oils Worldwide” by Der Feinschmecker and celebrated Italian tasting Panel “Mastri Oleari.” Der Feinschmecker, the German equivalent of top tier U.S. magazine Food & Wine, evaluated 850 EVOO brands from 20 countries in its competition, ranking the Oroville, CA-based producer's Miller's Blend EVOO among the finest olive oil in the world.
"2010 is the first year we've entered this prestigious competition, and we are thrilled and encouraged by the recognition," said Gregg B. Kelley, CEO of California Olive Ranch. "The German consumer is one of the most discerning in the world when evaluating olive oil. This recognition continues to validate the quality of our products and the care and effort with which our team of professionals produces our full assortment of extra virgin olive oils."
California Olive Ranch, which has been crafting a range of award-winning extra virgin olive oil for more than a decade, is the leading producer of fresh, high quality EVOO in America. Miller's Blend EVOO ($13.97/500ml) is a blend of oils specially balanced by COR’s miller to include aromas of fruit, buttery mid-palate flavors, and a slightly peppery finish. This robust EVOO offers lush notes of artichoke, green tomato, and almond on the palate and pairs well with flavorful, spicy dishes, sautéed or slow roasted meats, and smoked fish/salt cod dishes.
Der Feinschmecker, which means Gourmet in English, has held the Olio Awards since 2002, gathering a team of international experts and the magazine's editorial staff to evaluate hundreds of high quality olive oils from around the world including America, Greece, Spain, and Italy. The June issue of the magazine features highlights of the 2010 competition.
About California Olive Ranch
Founded in 1998, California Olive Ranch (COR) and its state-of-the-art mill and processing facility are headquartered on the original olive ranch in Oroville, California. Pioneering the super high density system and mechanized harvesting of olives in California, COR adheres to the highest quality control standards from the field to the bottle. The result is an abundant, world-class, extra virgin olive oil with a consistently fresh, fruity, aromatic, and award winning flavor profile. For more information, please visit www.californiaoliveranch.com.