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Finalist - NZ Artisan Awards

Finalist - NZ Artisan Awards

YES! Telegraph Hill is a finalist in the 2019 Artisan Awards.  We entered...

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Label Colour Inspiration

Label Colour Inspiration

New labels.  How we made a major label refresh and kept it true to Telegraph Hill.

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When do I pick?

This frequently asked question is often answered with another question....what do you want to do with your olives? Eat or Oil?   The rule is the eating olives (table olives) are picked first, while the flesh is still strong so that it will not soften during the natural fermentation, which lasts up to 8 months. Oil olives are picked later, so that the oil has maximum time to accumulate in the olive prior to pressing. The next question:  where are you? Northland start picking in March, Otago in June, and anywhere in between is in between! Ripeness determines the time to...

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Why You Should Cook With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Smoke point is not a good measure to determine the stability of an oil when cooking.

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