The jury is composed of eight international experts, all selected directly by Dr. Marino Giorgetti, technical director of the contest and "Capo Panel" of the most prestigious extra virgin olive oil contests in the world.
The world's most important competition for quality olive oils, the Sol D'Oro competition, will have as a member of its international jury a professional from the Coquimbo Region. This is the academic of the Department of Chemistry of the University of La Serena and head of the Tasting Panel of this house of studies, Fabiola Jamett, who will be the only national representative in this jury is composed of eight international experts.
For the first time in its twelve years of history, Sol D'Oro, organized by Veronafiere annually in Verona (Italy), leaves its lands and moves to Chile, in what will be the first version of Sol D'Oro Southern Hemisphere. The initiative, led by the Panel Tasting Association Chile and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, will be developed from the 29 of September to the 3 of October, under the strict regulations of the Sol D'Oro Contest and the conduction of the international expert Dr. Marino Giorgetti, who directly selected the members of the jury, made up of representatives from both hemispheres and some members of the panel of the Italian version.
"Being a jury in the most important contest of the world of olive oil, representing Chile and accompanied by such select international jury, is a great honor for me. Represent our tasting panel, with 9 years of experience in the organoleptic evaluation of oils, without a doubt it is a great recognition to the work that week after week, we carry out together with our tasters. Finally they will be those who represented in me, will be participants in this event. A panel leader is nothing, if he does not receive a feedback from those who make up the panel; people who finally give life and are the heart of it, "said the academic Fabiola Jamett, who runs the Olive Oil Quality Laboratory of the U. de La Serena.
Among the oils that participate, from eight producing countries of the southern hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil and Chile), the winners of the Golden Sun, Silver Sun and Bronze Sun will be chosen, and seven Grand Mentions in two categories, Organic and Extra Virgin, which will be divided into fruity, light, medium and intense, second fruity level.
The winners of Sol D'Oro Southern Hemisphere will be exhibited at the Sol & Agrifood Hall that will be held within the framework of the Vinitaly fair in Verona from the 22 to the 25 of March of 2015, and included in the "walking tours" that are organized with the The most important international buyers in the world.