A hotter than normal summer has caused the olives trees across the province to ripen early, forcing local farmers and families to start the harvest sooner than expected. However, the drought means that the average yield per tree is expected to drop this year. Around 1.500 people are employed during the olive harvest, mainly by larger companies that produce olive oil for the domestic and international harvest. But just as important are the small family Continue reading Early start to olive harvesting
As I promised would happen, olive oil decanters have been banned in bars, starting the 1st of January 2014. The measure, which was going to be EU wide until it was laughed out of the commission by the UK and Holland. So Spain has gone ahead and imposed the measure. Only olive oil bottles with “anti-refillable” tops can be used, or monodosis capsules. Lovely. If you can prove you bought the stuff before the 1st of Continue reading No more olive oil decanters in bars… ever
Refillable olive oil decanters in bars in Spain will be banned within days after the Ministry of Agriculture announced it will shortly (this or next week?) present legislation. This is despite the fact that the previous initiative, by the EU, collapsed after the UK´s David Cameron used the initiative to highlight EU waste and micromanagement. Spain says that it considers the “fraud” of using low quality olive oil on tables to be a major consumer Continue reading Refillable olive oil decanters to be BANNED anyway by Spain within days!