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Olive oils pop eyes at SIAL Canada 2016

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Olive d’Or 2016 Sial Canada 2016

SIAL Canada unveils the 17 winners of the Olive D'or 2016 Contest.

MONTREAL—On the first day of the SIAL CANADA 2016 (April 13-15) trade show, 12 winners and five favorites were named from the Olive d’Or 2016 contest, the biggest international extra-virgin olive oil contest in Canada.

After the jury’s deliberations, the 12 best extra virgin olive oils submitted by global producers were selected to be named the golden, silver or bronze drop in their respective categories.

Given the ever-increasing quality of the oils each year, five favorites were also selected by the jury.

Roughly 100 olive oils from 15 countries signed up to the contest this year, validating this major international contest’s success.


Here are the 12 winners extra-virgin olive oils:

Olive 1

Here are the 5 jury member favorites for 2016:

Olive 2
The Members of the 2016 International Jury:

  • Christine Cheylan, Jury President, France;
  • Maria Grazia, Certified Extra-Virgin Olive-Oil Taster;
  • Eric Gonzalez, Chef at L’Atelier Montreal de Joël Robuchon, Casino de Montréal;
  • Claudia M. Pharand, President and Co-founder of Distributions Olive & Olives Inc.;
  • Denise Langevin, CEO Agroindustrial Nuevos Campos LTDA, Chili;
  • Helena Lepori, Olive Oil Taster, Consultant

Each olive oil was blind tasted by a jury made up of olive oil and gastronomical experts, in accordance with the standards set out by the International Olive Council.

Organized as part of SIAL Canada, the Olive d’Or contest aims to continue to improve the quality of the extra- virgin olive oils available on the North American market and to allow the show’s visitors to discover exceptional products.

All of the winning olive oils will be made available for tasting at the Olive & Olives boutique (Jean Talon market) on April 23-24,  from 11AM to 2PM.

Finally, the winning olive oils will also be on display in the shop’s window from April 23rd to May 18th inclusively.

Visit and check out #SIALMTL16 for more information.


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