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  • Olives a new taste in gin for martini lovers - Cobram Estate has collaborated with Four Pillars distillery to create a unique gin flavoured with olive leaves and olive oil.
  • NSW DPI olive oil panel back in action - Olive oil producers can have their 2020 harvest classified now that the NSW DPI sensory panel has been reconvened after COVID-19 temporarily forced it to shut down.
  • How do Australian oils compare? - We all know that Australian olive oils are world class, but you might be surprised to find out just how good they really are.
  • 2019 WA Olive Awards winners announced - The winners of the awards were announced at a dinner held on Saturday, October 12. More than 70 people attended the dinner to celebrate the 2019  competition. Chief Steward, Anj Walla, said the competition this year was ‘truly amazing’. There were 22 Bronze Medal Winners, 38 Silver Medal Winners & 19...
  • How to produce table olives safely: a new book - How to process olives straight from the tree. This booklet explains in simple terms what is involved in making a food safe product.
Four pillars olive leaf gin bottle

Olives a new taste in gin for martini lovers

Cobram Estate has collaborated with Four Pillars distillery to create a unique gin flavoured with olive leaves and olive oil.
NSW DPI staff Asumi Willis, Belinda Taylor and Kerrie Graham learn how to classify the sensory aspects of olive oil during the intensive three-week training course.

NSW DPI olive oil panel back in action

Olive oil producers can have their 2020 harvest classified now that the NSW DPI sensory panel has been reconvened after COVID-19 temporarily forced it to shut down.

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A spoonful of olive oil

Daily dose of olive oil can reduce blood pressure

New Australian research shows that just four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily can reduce blood pressure.
Pot of sofrito sauce

Cooking vegetables in olive oil boosts anti-inflammatory properties

New research has found that cooking vegetables using the sofrito method enhances their anti-inflammatory properties.