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Laconiko Adds to NYIOOC Win Streak with 3 Awards

3 months agoBy Daniel Dawson

Greek producer Laconiko has won two Gold Awards and a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

This is the eighth consecutive year we are awarded in the largest and most prestigious olive oil competition and it gives us the greatest sense of accomplishment knowing that our effort is recognized.

Diamantis and Dino Pierrakos, producers

The company produces extra virgin olive oil in Lakonia using traditional methods. Laconiko earned the two Gold Awards for medium Koroneiki monocultivars – its Laconiko brand and Olio Nuovo Reserve brand. The company won the Silver Award for its Laconiko Kambos, a delicate Koroneiki.

"Words cannot express our excitement and emotions," producers Diamantis and Dino Pierrakos said. "This is the eighth consecutive year we are awarded in the largest and most prestigious olive oil competition and it gives us the greatest sense of accomplishment knowing that our effort is recognized."

"We are grateful and thankful to our customers that have given us the opportunity to do what we love," the pair added.

This year's award total is especially gratifying for the producers after a tough harvest season, exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions.

"It was extremely challenging to find adequate help to assist at the required timing of the harvest, with all the Covid restrictions and precautions that were in place," the producers said.

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 on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.

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