New Judge Confirmed Brigit Binns, Published Author and Chef

February 26, 2018, Paso Robles, California – The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair and in partnership with the Lodi Grape Festival, has confirmed local business owner, published author and chef Brigit Binns as a judge for the 2018 competition.

Binns spent ten years living in Europe, she graduated from England’s Tante Marie cooking school, lived and catered in Spain for three years, and edited the Costa del Sol’s English-language magazine.

Brigit now lives happily full time in California’s Central Coast wine country. She along with her fabulous husband, Casey (aka the Wine Spectator-award-winning Paso Wine Man), live happily full time in California’s Central Coast Wine country and together make life most eminently worth living. She can’t imagine a better place to eat, drink, and be married.

New this year is an early bird registration period until Friday, March 23. Early bird registration is $60 per entry, from Saturday, March 24 to Friday, March 30, registration then increases to $70   per   entry.  Register today at

Award winners will be showcased during the 2018 California Mid-State Fair, July 18 – 29, and at the 2018 Lodi Grape Festival, from September 13 – 16.

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