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Anoskeli Triumphant With Koroneiki at World Competition

7 months agoBy OOT Staff

Western Cretan producer Anoskeli has won a Silver Award at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

We are extremely proud that our olive oils represent a consistent standard of quality, which is recognized on an international level... This constitutes the ultimate affirmation for our continued efforts to produce high-quality olive oils.

Eleftheria Mamidaki, marketing manager

In the 2021/22 crop year, the company produced 600 tons of extra virgin olive oil in Kolymvari Chanion Kritis using traditional methods. Anoskeli earned the award for a delicate Koroneiki, its fourth consecutive for the brand.

"We are extremely proud that our olive oils represent a consistent standard of quality, which is recognized on an international level," said Eleftheria Mamidaki, the company's marketing manager.

"This is the fourth year in a row we have entered and won an award in this well-acclaimed competition," she added. "This constitutes the ultimate affirmation for our continued efforts to produce high-quality olive oils."

Despite their sustained success at the competition, Mamidaki said adapting to the impacts of climate change represents an ongoing challenge for the company, along with other olive growers on Crete.

"Undeniably climate change has influenced most regions of Crete, due to significant fluctuations in temperatures, fiercer winters and intense heat waves in the summer seasons," she said.

"However, in the Kolymvari region, where our olive oil is produced, the heat waves helped combat the growth of olive flies, hence diminishing the need for pesticides," Mamidaki added.

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. Its annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

The complete list of winners can be viewed in the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.

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