DATE: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LUCERO WINS TOP PRIZE IN JAPANESE COMPETITION
Corning, CA – Last week 140 extra virgin olive oils from 16 countries competed in the first international EVOO competition held in Japan.
Awards were determined by 12 judges from Spain, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Australia, the United States and Japan.
Lucero Olive Oil received one of only five Premier Awards, for the 2011 Arbequina. The Premier Award was bestowed on the top five gold medalists of the 32 gold medals awarded in the competition. Lucero also took home three Silver Medals for Ascolano, Sevillano and Miller’s Blend.
Dewey Lucero received the Gold and Premier awards in person at the Olive Japan Marché at Futako Tamagawa Rise in Tokyo by the event organizer, Chairman Toshiya Tada of the Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan and Mr. Junichi Ishida, a famous actor, who is the 2012 Olive Ambassador for Olive Japan.
This is the latest in several big wins for Lucero. Earlier this month Lucero took home four gold medals, including two best of class along with four silver medals at the Yolo County Fair. Lucero was also awarded a gold medal at the LA County Fair.
The Lucero family has cultivated olives in Corning, California since 1946, sharing good olive oil with friends and family everyday. Today, Lucero is sold on line, from their catalogs, and in their store next to the mill in Corning. Their oils and vinegars are also available via over 1,000 of the top specialty stores in the United States and Canada, and for discerning customers in Japan.
□ OLIVE JAPAN organizer = The Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan (OSAJ)
The Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan July 9th, 2009
Trust Fund pooled by Founders and Associates 3-4-1, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031, JAPAN
Chairman of the Board: Association Members: Website: OSAJ -
Tel. 03-3271-0808 Fax: 03-3272-8755 Toshiya Tada
approx. 500 members as of April 1st, 2012
OLIVE JAPAN - http://OliveJapan.com/en/
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Lucero Olive Oil, LLC