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15 th “World Edible Oils” International Contest AVPA – Paris 2017

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The Contest

THE CLASSIFICATION AND SELECTION OF OLIVE OILS IN THE 2017 AVPA CONTEST LASTED FOR FOUR DAYS AND THE OLIVE OILS JURY MET ON MONDAY MARCH 27 th

OTHER NATURE OILS AND FLAVORED OILS JURY MET ON MONDAY APRIL 3rd

A LAST GLOBAL JURY WILL MEET ON THURSDAY APRIL 20 th

ALL FINAL RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY APRIL 27 th

The 15th  “World Edible Oils” international contest AVPA – Paris 2017 is reserved to vegetable oil producers and producers’ groups, members of the association. Each year a jury of professionals operates a selection among registered oils in order to award them the “Diplôme Produit Gourmet AVPA” and, for the best of them, gives one of the three medals:  “Gourmet d’Or”, “Gourmet d’Argent” or “Gourmet de Bronze”.

Attention: please keep in mind some specific AVPA oils categories: black fruity oils in the olive oils contest and in the vegetable, grains and nuts oils contest: flavoured, macerated and blended oils.

2017 Registration Forms in fillable PDF format and 2017
Contest Rules are now available on the right side of the screen

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THEM ON YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE PRINTING

AVPA jury

The originality of AVPA contest, resides in the quality of its jury. This jury of tasting is composed of professionals of edible oils business, great chefs of which certain have Michelin stars and enlightened amateurs.  They rely upon the AVPA contest rules available on the AVPA web site.

Jury members are tasting products with rigour and serious, in order to determine which oils appear the most interesting: complexity, subtlety, aromatic harmony are criteria of quality.  To ensure the coherence of the cultural referents and linguistics the jury is of French gastronomical culture.

Before the AVPA contest, a pre-tasting allows to put aside the products whose characteristics do not satisfy the contest requests.  At the end of this stage the selected oils are accepted for final tasting and are awarded a “Produit Gourmet” diploma. All tastings are carried out blind, in a sensory analysis laboratory. Since 2010 the contest proceeds with the technical support of the CTO Centre Technique de l’Olivier in Aix en Provence.  The awarded products can use the medals, in the scope defined by the AVPA licence available on the page hereunder: ” A medal: what do with it ?”

TO KNOW MORE

AVPA Classification

 

A medal: What to do with it? ( AVPA – Paris 2017 license)

Photographs from the 2016 edition

CALENDAR

MARCH 2017

Registration form and payment must arrive in AVPA before Tuesday 14 th of March 2017.

Samples must arrive in AVPA office before Friday 17 th of March 2017.

First selection of olive oils from Monday 20th to Friday 24th of March 2017 in the CTO in Aix en Provence .

The olive oils final jury will meet on Monday 27th of March 2017.

Ordering and selection of vegetable, grains and nuts, and flavored oils on 30 th and 31st of March 2017

 APRIL 2017

The vegetable, grains and nuts, and flavored oils jury will meet on Monday 3rd of April 2017 in AVPA.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 27 th of April 2017 at 11 am in the lounges of 4th district Paris Town Hall.

ALL RESULTS WILL BE ON LINE on Thursday 27 th of April 2017 at 6 pm

Public exhibition of all awarded oils open to general public on friday 28th and saturday 29 th of April 2017 from 11 am until 7 pm in AVPA exhibition room.

Paying additional service:

Sending  of the AVPA- Paris 2017 Jury comments

AVPA – Paris 2017 Contest Rules

2017 Registration form Olive Oils

2017 Registration form Vegetable and Flavored Oils

 

2016 Rewards list 

2016 Olive Oils

 

2016 Vegetable and Flavored Oils