Croatian olive oils won 27 gold and 11 silver medals, and two oils were named the best in their category in the United States at the New York International Olive Oil Competition, NYOOC, where a group of international experts tasted samples of nearly 700 extra virgin olive oils from all over the world to decide who deserves to be recognized as the best olive oil in the world.One of the winners is the Istrian olive oil Vergal Frantoio from Novigrad, which won gold medals both in New York and in Paris. At the NYOOC, Vergal Frantoio olive oil was declared one of the world’s best oils for 2018 and won a gold medal in the category of monoculture oils of mild fruitiness. By the way, this world competition has attracted more than 900 entries from 27 countries this year.At the same time, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, specifically in Paris, the non-profit organization L’Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles, AVPA, which brings together producers from around the world, awarded the Gourmet Gold Medal for the Frantoio variety, extra virgin olive oil Vergal. AVPA discovers the best among the best and rewards them, and this year the 16th International Seed Edible Oils Competition was held, in which about 300 submitted vegetable oils (olive oils, cereal oils, nuts and flavored oils) from five continents took part.It is interesting how the producers of the award-winning olive oil Vergal Frantoio Aminess are hotels and camps, one of the leading Croatian tourist companies, which since 2005 have grown varieties of frantoio, leccino and Istrian bjelica in their olive groves located near hotels and camps by the sea. , and chefs at Aminess restaurants use Vergal olive oil in their daily cooking.”Our oil has won numerous awards so far and has been included five times in the specialized guide Flos Olei, which provides an overview of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world. We are extremely glad to be recognized at European and world competitions and that Vergal Frantoio has its place among the best oils, which has further confirmed the quality and indisputability of belonging to the very top of world-renowned olive oils. “, said Alen Fiala, head of the Aminess brand Vergal.