ISTRIA, 12 December 2018 – The Croatian region of Istria has for the fourth year in a row been declared the best olive oil region in the world by leading guide Flos Olei.
Flos Olei, which is the first international extra virgin olive oil guide, have this year included 79 Istrian olive oils in their latest 2019 guide which was presented in Rome on the weekend.
That number is the most out of all the nations featured in the Flos Olei 2019 guide.
There was also success in the TOP 20 best olive oils category with Oleum Maris from Vodnjan in Istria declared the best ‘company on the rise’ in the world.
The guide, which comes in Italian and English editions, presents the best 500 olive oils from 50 countries in 5 continents based on a panel of expert tasters.
The detailed cartography includes both the best olive areas and the ones protected by names of origin.
Istria, which had the highest number of olive oils in the 2018 guide (75), is once again the region with the most in the guide and named the best olive region.