Oli d'Italia 2022
Despite the consequences of climate change, Italy registered a 15% increase in oil production, with respect to 2020, approaching 2019 in terms of overall output. This year we decided to double our efforts, both when it comes to the Oli d’Italia guide, and in terms of supporting the world of extra virgin olive oil. We decided to start by bringing together all the key players, from growers to producers, from chefs to restaurant owners, into a single network. The result is the Gambero Rosso “Community Olio”, a place where people can stay up to date on the latest industry developments, but above all meet and share their needs, stories and ideas with the understanding that exchange at all levels is a key drivers of growth.
Olive oils from Sardinia
Year after year, Sardinia demonstrates its prowess for quality extra virgin olive oil, with an increasing number of producers working to bring out an industry that has for too long focused on private consumption. This year was no exception, even if the region experienced a decrease in production of 25%—3,000 tons of oil in all. Sardinia's 23,000 hectares of groves give rise to excellent table olives as well.