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Olio Capitale is ready to go: sixth edition

A successful format copied by others, already. Their added values are openness and the visibility they can grant to the exhibitors. From January it will be possible to send the sample selection

This year it is the sixth one. Olio Capitale fair, 2nd – 5th March 2011, is at its sixth edition. The previsions for this year are great, since Olio Capitale is now the main meeting point for the Italian oil community. Together with the fair it will be held, as usual, the contest for the best oils; a successful format copied by others, already.

The best of this format is that it is the market to choose the best oils of the Mediterranean area. Three panels will be called to evaluate the finalist oils, after a tight pre-selection by the Department of food science of the University of Bologna. Senior tasters, professional restaurateurs and chefs and consumers will evaluate the best quality oils that will get to the last selection stages of the contest. At the end there will be one winner for each category (light, medium and intense oil) and an honorable mansion by each panel.
The format is not the only added value of Oil Capitale.

A main point of this contest is openness and transparency. The panel members (tasters and restaurateurs) will be published on Internet before the fair and the final stages will take place during the exhibition in front of the public.

The winners of the contest, together with the title, will have the possibility to exhibit their products at the next year edition of Olio Capitale for free. A great occasion!


In order to participate the contest, please send between January the 9th and February the 15th, 2012:

a) the participation form filled in each part by courier, mail, fax or other to:
Concorso Olio Capitale c/o Fiera Trieste, Piazzale De Gasperi 1, 34139 Trieste

b) Six bottles (500 ml minimum) labeled and packed according to in force laws

c) The chemical analysis certificates of the oils presented at the contest. The analysis has to be performed by a laboratory certified by Sincert and/or Mipaaf and/or Accredia, and has to describe: free acidity expressed as percentage in weight of oleic acid and number of peroxides.

The contest participation fee is 50 euro + VAT. Participants that are also exhibitors (or members of a cumulative stand, such as Regions, Chambers of Commerce, Provinces or Cities) are dispensed from paying the participation fee.

For further information please refer to:
Aries – Azienda Speciale Camera di Commercio Trieste, piazza della Borsa 14, 34121 Trieste
Tel. +39.040.6701281
www.oliocapitale.it

by Graziano Alderighi
02 january 2012, World News > Italy

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