From March 18 to 20, in the former slaughterhouse, a Citadel of Biol
for the XXII edition of the competition among the best environmentally friendly extra virgin olive oils in the world
Ostuni (Br) – The White City is ready to start with the XXII Premio Biol, the international competition for the best organic extra virgin scheduled in Ostuni March 18 to 20. The three-days on oil bio – with its excellence from around the world, in a setting full of side events, including meetings, workshops, exhibitions, gastronomy, routes – will have however, a prologue tomorrow March 17, at the Museo Civico Ostuni ( S. Vito Martire, Cathedral street 15): at 18.00 meeting in English, in which Graham Rooney expert judge of Biol will talk to producers and the British residents in Puglia (but is open to all) about olive oil and tasting.
The program – Then Saturday 18 off the event – organized by CiBi, and promoted by the Department of Agriculture of the Region of Puglia, the Chamber of Commerce of Bari and the City of Ostuni – with start with the opening ceremony at 10.30 in the Citadel of Biol staged in the ex municipal slaughterhouse. Here will be presented the international jury of 30 experts from around the world – but in many cases, operators and stakeholders – that immediately begin to taste the 350 oils in competition from 15 countries: Albania, Arabia, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the USA, and of course Italy (sixty samples only in Puglia). Another event on Saturday, at 17.00, will be the round table “The defense of olive grove and Xylella”, which will update producers and operators on the latest news in the field.
Meanwhile, with the opening spaces of the Citadel – every day from 10.00 to 19.00, free entrance – beginning with the traditional exhibition of oils in competition and the new Biolinnova area on innovations in organic olive growing: best practices, in collaboration with universities will be open and research organizations, leading the growth of the productive techniques of product and supply chain, combined with environmental protection. And again, free courses of sensory analysis on honey (10.30), bread (11.30), and oil (16 .00); Open bar with guided tasting of olive oil and honey; bistro with bio catering; laboratories of production of soap and natural extracts (10.00 and 15.30, edited by Labo Naturae) and natural prints on paper and cloth with the colors of the plants of the Coastal Dune Park (11 and 16:30, by the Gran Teatro del Click) ; Free analysis of extra virgin brought from home in partnership with Itas Pantanelli; corner thematic exhibition. Finally, guided itineraries: a walk through the old town of Ostuni (10:15 and 15:45, edited by Ats Bi-Hortus and Gaia E. Tours) or biking through the beauties of the Coastal Dune Park (from Albergabici, same hours, edited by Madera Bike).
Monday 20 March will close with the awarding ceremony including: Biol Prize to the best organic olive oil; the Biolpack, awarded by a jury to the best packaging, ie the product with the best packaging, design and clearer labeling, plus various territorial and thematic awards, such as the BiolKids, reserved for young palates of primary schools.
Biol Prize is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM and AgriBioMediterraneo. Partner: Organization of Coastal Dunes Park, Gal Alto Salento, University of Bari and Foggia, Association Dialoghi Fluidi, Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea, Itas Pantanelli of Ostuni, CHEMISERVICE, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Biolitalia, Agap, Rete Utile Buono e Bio.