On 26 November 2020, the Executive Secretariat held the prize-giving ceremony for the Mario Solinas Quality Award 2020. The ceremony took place by videoconference as part of the celebrations for the first anniversary of the creation of World Olive Day by UNESCO. This year, entries were classified into one of five categories: robust; medium and delicate green fruitiness; ripe fruitiness; and extra virgin olive oil from the southern hemisphere.
Mercedes Fernandez, the Head of the Standardisation and Research Unit, presented the characteristics of the winning oils and congratulated all winners and finalists. The winners had sent in short videos on their production of extra virgin olive oils to show to the guests.
Thanks again to all our participants; we hope to see you next year!