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LODO represents the evolution of L’Orciolo D’Oro, the oldest EVOO competition in the world, which was born of an idea that Marta Cartoceti had in 1985.

It has been organised since its very first edition by Marta Cartoceti herself, along with her daughter Manuela Vigo.

Our strength lies in the continuity of the family tradition.

LODO promotes and announces the International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Selections for the international guide LODO GUIDE – MILAN IOOC 2023. The guide promotes the best olive oils in the world, raising awareness about extra virgin olive oils of excellence.

LODO is a Qualifying Gourmet QG project, whose distinguishing feature lies in the quality and aesthetic of each product presented.

Via scientific and technical campaigns aimed at communicating the qualitative and health properties associated with extra virgin olive oil, LODO raises consumer awareness about the benefits of daily use of this wonderful food.

Olive oil producers achieving in the LODO competition enjoy increased visibility on world markets, thanks to marketing campaigns aimed at stimulating the purchase of LODO award-winning products.

In particular via the promotion, distribution and marketing of the oil promoted by the guide through the e-commerce platform

www.lodoguidestore.com

Beginning in spring 2022, channels for cultural and commercial connection will be created via the organisation of events and collaborations aimed at the presentation and dissemination of EVOO culture.

The intention is also that of encouraging olive growers and oil producers to continuously strive to improve the quality of their products.

The LODO GUIDE was established with the goal of spreading the word about the culture surrounding EVOO, promoting the territories where the olives are grown and of course, putting the producers themselves at centre stage.

In synergy with the LODO project, autumn 2021 saw the launch of a new format:

LODO – LE STRADE DELL’OLIO (THE OIL ROADS)

Olive-growing territories, producers, routes, culture and tourism lie at the heart of LODO LE STRADE DELL’OLIO.

From a competition and accompanying guide, aimed at showcasing the best international olive production, to the roads of Italy and the entire world.

An exciting journey through some of the most productive regions in the form of an itinerant film from the best oil mills and producers.

A fascinating account of professions, traditions, landscapes and gastronomic excellence.

Images, words, experiences.

The project started with the production of the first 16 short films in 4 regions: Marche, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

For each region, 4 of the territory’s best olive oil producers participated to form an itinerary consisting of 4 routes, each one leading to a producer.

Starting out from a well-known regional city, the proposed itinerary has been developed via the creation of short films about the itineraries proposed in the guide, which document the journey with images of villages, monuments, and other particular attractions symbolic of the territory itself.

At each destination, we filmed a presentation of each producer with a focus on its facilities, its team and the oil produced.

Itinerant culture, and a poetic of images which narrate the professional realities underlying these products of excellence, by promoting awareness of these territories and their businesses.

The project, along with its related videos and photos, will be presented to  mark LODODAY on January 22nd, 2022 and also on our social channels.

For more information on

LODO – Le Strade dell’Olio contact lestradedellolio@lodo-guide.com

 

Art: 1 BACKGROUND

The Competition is open to EVOO producers, whether individual or associated, and is reserved for extra virgin olive oils classified as such according to the parameters and rules established by EC regulations 2568/91, 1989/03 and 510/06 and subsequent updates.
The minimum total company production quantity required for participation in the contest is 5 Quintals (500kg).
After the entrant’s documentation has been checked by the Competition Management, the oil samples undergo organoleptic evaluation, carried out in accordance with the provisions of Annex XII to reg. CE 2568/91, 1989/03 and 510/06, by an international jury of tasters comprising registered tasters from Italy and abroad, certified via membership of the various associations and delegations of tasters in accordance with the current regulations.

At the request of the jury, samples may further be subjected to a chemical-physical analysis, whether of all or some of their parameters, at a laboratory chosen by the Management, who will bear the cost of the tests.

The Jury’s sensory analysis is final and indisputable.
The Management guarantees that the samples for the tasting selections and / or those sent to the analysis laboratory will be fully anonymised in keeping with the ordinary procedures.
The Management guarantees the correct execution of the process at all times.

The samples submitted are stored in a dark environment at a constant temperature of 13/14 degrees centigrade in order to ensure their optimal preservation.

LODO is divided into 2 phases:

The first phase is dedicated to the Northern Hemisphere, and the second phase to the Southern Hemisphere along with companies in the Northern Hemisphere that were unable to access the first phase owing to pending certification or other circumstances rendering enrolment in phase 1 impossible.

All participating samples whether from the Northern or Southern Hemisphere compete for the same Awards and Recognitions.

Art: 2 FORMAT:
 PRESELECTION – LODO’S SELECTION – LODEVOLI

Major associations and professional delegations from Italy and abroad take part in the competition.

An International Contest, an International Jury.

THREE-STEP SELECTION
PRESELECTION

To best showcase the oils participating in the competition at a territorial level, the task of pre-selecting the samples is delegated to the most important trade associations and / or delegations of professional tasters.

The preselection consists in identifying any defects in a sample that would lead to its elimination from the competition. The Associations or Delegations of professional tasters will also be given the task of dividing the oils that are found to have no defects into the following categories: light, medium and robust.

LODO’S SELECTION
Once divided into categories, the samples move into the LODO’s Selection round, where the oils are evaluated by a panel of tasters from the Associations or Delegations of professional tasters and from national and international tasting bodies.

In this second step, LODO’s Selection, samples which obtain a score of 94/100 or over proceed to the next phase.

LODEVOLI
In this phase the jury is made up of representatives of the Associations and Delegations involved, and representatives of the national and international professional tasting bodies that distinguished themselves during the LODO’s Selection phase. A Lodevole jury for Lodevoli oils.

All participating companies and oils that pass the LODO’s Selection phase with a score of 80/100 or more will be featured in the second paper edition of the LODO GUIDE 2023, available from November 2022.

The Management reserves the right to publish only the names of the producers and oils that have met the standards of the QG project.

Art: 3 IDEATION, ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT

The LODO Competition was conceived, and is organized and managed by, Manuela Vigo and Vincenzo Federico Petisi by LODO.

LODO management: Manuela Vigo and Vincenzo Federico Petisi.

LODO Jury Management: Manuela Vigo and Vincenzo Federico Petisi.

All the sample evaluation forms will be drawn up by the LODO Management Team.

Art: 4 TECHNICAL COORDINATION

TECHNICAL COORDINATION OF THE JURY

PHASE 1 / PHASE 2

The Jury is coordinated by 4 Panel Heads, each of whom is responsible for a Panel.

The composition of the 4 Panels will be heterogeneous according to the tasting technical characteristics of each member of the Jury.

LODO‘s tasting panels, both Italian and foreign, are made up solely and exclusively of certified professional tasters who are enrolled in the Registers or Lists of tasters, in accordance with the regulations in force, and who belong to the various associations of tasters whether in Italy or abroad.

Art: 5 GUARANTOR

LODO, throughout the competition, acts as guarantor with regard to compliance with current legislation and the principles underlying the same.

Art: 6 REGISTRATION

Registration can be carried out on the website www.lodo-guide.com  by accessing the relevant section of the site (click on the button labelled REGISTER).

Complete the registration form and follow the instructions for payment, which can be made either by bank transfer or online by credit card.

Once the payment is finalized, you will receive an email with the link to download the PDF forms : Company Sheet and Oil Sheet.

The forms must be completed in block letters or digitally and subscribed.

In the case of participation with more than one sample, the Oil Sheet form must be downloaded and completed for each oil in the competition.

The completed forms should be sent to the email address :

customer@lodo-guide.com

Registration is completed on payment of the fee.

Completion of the registration process authorises the management to publish details of the Producer in the guide, along with any information provided by the Producer.

Art: 7 SHIPPING – DOCUMENTS – PHASES

Competition applicants must submit to

LODO 

VIALE ZARA 3

20159 MILANO

PHASE 1:

For companies in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

By and no later than April 20th, 2022 the following:

6 x 0.5/ 0.75 litre bottles of commercially available oil per sample in the competition.
The following must be sent via email to the address

customer@lodo-guide.com:
Company information material:

copy of bank transfer (if this is the method chosen for payment),company logo, text, photos, label and filled-in forms

The materials requested, specifically, LOGO, BOTTLE PHOTO, LABEL must be in high definition and must be received no later than April 20th, under penalty of exclusion of the sample from publication in the guide.

No appeal or objection will be allowed.

Certified copy of the chemical analyses: oleic acidity, peroxides and polyphenols (polyphenols optional).
Management cannot accept responsibility for any delay in the arrival of the samples, for any changes in the samples, or for breakages or any other damage suffered during transport.

Shipping and customs clearance costs are to be paid by the participating producers.

PHASE 2 :

For companies in the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE and those in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE (see Art.1)

Competition applicants must submit to

LODO 

VIALE ZARA 3

20159 MILANO

No later than May 24th, 2022 the following:

For the Southern Hemisphere 6 x 0.5 / 0.75 litre bottles of commercially available oil per sample in the competition.

The following must be sent by email to the address

customer@lodo-guide.com:
Company information material:

copy of bank transfer (if this is the method chosen for payment),company logo, text, photos, label and filled-in forms

The materials requested, specifically, LOGO, BOTTLE PHOTO, LABEL must be in high definition and must be received no later than May 24th, under penalty of exclusion of the sample from publication in the guide.

No appeal or objection will be allowed.

Certified copy of the chemical analyses: oleic acidity, peroxides and polyphenols (polyphenols optional).
Management cannot accept responsibility for any delay in the arrival of the samples, for any changes in the samples, or for breakages or any other damage suffered during transport.

Shipping and customs clearance costs are to be paid by the participating producers.

Art: 8 REGISTRATION FEE AND PAYMENT

In the event that the oil should have a defect, we have decided again this year, given the numerous difficulties, to reimburse the registration fee.

The LODO registration fee is €200 (two hundred / 00) for each sample of oil participating in the LODO GUIDE.
From the third sample onwards, the registration fee is €150 (one hundred and fifty / 00) per sample.

Examples:

(one) oil the fee will be € 200 (two hundred / 00)
(two) oils € 400 (four hundred / 00)
(three) oils € 550 (five hundred / 00)
(four) oils € 700 (seven hundred / 00)
(five) oils € 850 (eight hundred and fifty / 00)
(six) oils € 1000 (one thousand / 00)
(seven) oils € 1150 (one thousand one hundred and fifty / 00)
(eight) oils € 1300 (one thousand three hundred / 00)
(nine) oils € 1450 (one thousand four hundred and fifty / 00)
(ten) oils € 1600 (one thousand six hundred / 00)

Payment can be made in the following ways:

BANCO BPM BANK TRANSFER PAYABLE TO:

LODO srl

IBAN IT70R0503401735000000003843

BIC/SWIFT BAPPIT21659

PAYMENT REFERENCE: COMPANY NAME, REGISTRATION IN THE LODO GUIDE – MILAN IOOC

A copy of the bank transfer must be sent by email to customer@lodo-guide.com.

Bank fees shall be paid by the participating company.

 Or by credit card.

To access

LODO QGP LODO QUALIFYNG GOURMET PROJECT (see Art. 10)

The registration fee is € 150 per company.

Art: 9 EVALUATION SYSTEM

All participating companies and oils obtaining 80/100 or more in the LODO Selection phase will be published in the second paper edition of LODO GUIDE 2023 which will be available from November 2022.

The Management reserves the right to publish only the names of the producers and oils that have met the standards of the QG project.

 

LODO EVALUATION

Evaluation is based on the comparative analysis of three factors: Chemical Analysis, Sensory Analysis, and an Analysis of the cultivar(s) most closely identified with the characteristics of the cultivar(s) itself, in relation to the region of production.

The technical evaluation, in combination with the QG (Qualifying Gourmet) assessment, will identify the award-winning oils.

ONE ORCIOLO OTTIMO from 85 – 89

High quality, with a perfect balance between the various olfactory and gustatory aspects. Excellent regional representation.

TWO ORCIOLI ECCELLENTE from 90 – 93

Unique characteristics perfectly in harmony with the cultivar or the blend and the production area of the same. International olive growing excellence.

THREE ORCIOLI LODEVOLE from 94 – 99

One of the LODEVOLI, or commendable oils, identifying with the region and the cultivar in an exciting and unique way. The “non plus ultra” of international olive growing.

STAR

For companies that have shown excellent quality over all the oils presented, with a score of 90/100 or more.

Art: 10 “I VOLTI DELL’OLIO” (THE FACES OF OIL)
AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

A prestigious photographic project, via which an internationally renowned photographer will photograph the patrons of the companies that have won an award.

The protagonists of “I VOLTI DELL’OLIO” are the Winners of the LODO GUIDE 2023 edition, who are each awarded a ORCIOLO D’ORO:

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
OIL MILL OF THE YEAR
BEST LIGHT & FRUITY
BEST MEDIUM FRUITY
BEST INTENSE FRUITY
BEST ORGANIC
BEST DOP
BEST IGP
BEST SINGLE VARIETAL
BEST BLEND
MILAN AWARD
: to the company that most stands out for its dynamics and for being formed by young promise.

The PINK PLANET Award: presented to a company with female leadership, that has demonstrated its ability to work with courage and tenacity in a business environment that is not always favourable.

LODO COUP DE COEUR: awarded to the company that most impressed us during the new 2021/2022 season.

The GREEN & INNOVATION AWARD: for the company whose processing methods best minimise environmental impact.

HEROIC OLIVE GROWING AWARD: this prize is awarded to a company that has distinguished itself for its commitment and dedication in a heroic context.

EXTREME CULTIVAR AWARD: Cultivars to be protected and preserved as unique and precious heritage of mankind.

 

The Special Prizes will receive a La LODE award

The SPECIAL PRIZES are:

LODO C&D – LODO CONCEPT & DESIGN:

The bottle, label, and packaging that represent a style.

BEST BOTTLE

BEST LABEL

BEST PACKAGING

HYPER EVO AWARD: This prize is awarded to the oil with the highest percentage of polyphenols
HEROIC OLIVE GROWING AWARD: this prize is awarded to a company that has distinguished itself for its commitment and dedication in a heroic context.
SUPERNOVA AWARD: this prize is awarded to a company with a small but outstanding production.
GIUSEPPE FONTANAZZA AWARD: given to a company owner deemed to be an “innovator in Italian olive growing”.
LODO SOCIAL AWARD: A recognition given to a Producer that has distinguished itself in an original and incisive way in the world of social media.

LODO QGP – LODO QUALIFYING GOURMET PROJECT

Registration in the LODO QGP project represents a chance to win the following prizes and all the related acknowledgments they entail: a bespoke 3-minute video, a 1-minute reel, a 15-second story and related photos.

All the above material will also be published on all official LODO social channels.

The RED CARPET AWARD: this award was created to promote the best EVOO within prestigious gastronomic contexts. For the best Light & Fruity, Medium and Intense oils according to the LODO Evaluation system, 3 special dishes will be created by three starred chefs.

The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.

 THE CHEF’S CHOICE: haute cuisine and the wisdom of a gourmet palate in the form of a multi-starred Chef will choose the winning oil via a blind tasting from a shortlist of 10 oils with a score higher than 90/100 selected in the 2021/2022 edition.

 LODO SOCIAL PROJECT: an exclusive FOOD SOCIAL communication and promotion project involving chefs and influencers.
Specially designed recipes masterfully constructed and presented by the social media stars to enhance LODOoils and companies.

The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.

LODO SWEET: the creativity of a leading master pastry chef for a signature dessert.

An oil  with a score higher than 90/100 selected in the 2021/2022 edition will be the protagonist of a unique dessert.

The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.

PRESS AWARD: a super commission of professional journalists will taste a shortlist of 10 oils with a score higher than 90/100 selected in the 2021/2022 edition to assign this important award.

The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.

LODO “SALATO D’AUTORE”the creativity of a well-known master baker for an artisanal leavened product, an oil with a  score of over 90/100 selected in the 2021/2022 edition will be the protagonist of a “Salato” of excellence.

The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.

Art: 11 AWARDS PRESENTATION DISTRIBUTION

The Recognitions and Special Prizes will be delivered and presented at the Awards Event, on the last Saturday of July 2022.

This is an Exclusive All Day Event in Milan in a prestigious location and attended by journalists, food bloggers, influencers and chefs.

At this event, some companies will have the chance to exhibit their products and promote them in new markets.

I Volti dell’Olio awards will be presented at a press conference for the official presentation of LODO GUIDE 2023.

The 2023 LODO GUIDE will be available from

the main Book Stores
High level Concept Stores
On-line booksellers (Amazon, Ibs)
Website www.lodo-guide.com

www.lodo-guideshop.com.

Art: 12 CHANGES

The Management reserves the right to modify these regulations at any time, should the need arise.

 

 

 

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