In case you ever wondered where our oils....

Italian Organic Extra virgin olive oil

In case you ever wondered where our oils come from, well…there is a long connection between the UK and Calabria. Sometimes we get asked if our oils are made in the UK….and tongue-in-cheek we reply: Oh yes, the oils are from Maida Vale! Actually, the oils are some of the best the Italy produces and Maida is a town in the area. Did you know that Maida Vale was the theatre of a battle between the British and French force in 1806 and Maida Vale is named after that? There you go. Actually, that is not the only connection: the word sybarite originates from the Calabrian town of Sibari. Legend goes that when the ancient Greeks arrived in Calabria and visited Sibari, they were so impressed by the quality of the produce that the town became a synonym of those who know how to eat, drink and live it up a bit…..then a term was coined!

Related Posts

  • Great Taste Award 2017
    Great Taste Award 2017

    It is with great pleasure and pride that we are announcing our "winners" at the Great Taste Award for 2017. This is s...


    Minimising the human intervention is the only choice for biodynamic agriculture and,  “Tenuta Biodinamica Mara” have ...

  • Wow Agrumia goes Global!!!
    Wow Agrumia goes Global!!!

    As internationalisation spreads, so are people’s expectation of receiving localised services, We have launched our on...

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published