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by Nola Palomar
October 24th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1484
Views: 90484

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Was this posted anywhere here? I know it's a few days ago and the news of yesterday is usually overshadowed by either COVID or the 2020 election, but this is an important read especially those of us here that are Importers and have to deal with these trade disputes that have NOTHING to do with us. h...
by Nola Palomar
October 22nd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 94
Views: 10239

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I started mine in November last year. We still have a bit more to go before we start the new one😂 Look what came today!!!
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by Nola Palomar
October 17th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 94
Views: 10239

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

We have enjoyed this Bellota Jamon very much!
by Nola Palomar
October 17th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...
Replies: 23
Views: 1022

Re: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...

Berserkerfest Offline centered with a huge Spanish feast including a grand paella in the center. Reminiscent of the Offline in Chicago years ago at Mel Hill's house!!

All the above sound amazing!!
by Nola Palomar
October 17th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2030

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

RichKiddey wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 3:31 am
I dont eat sugars and flour products, only healthy nutrition.


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by Nola Palomar
October 12th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Speaking Spanish at Work
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Speaking Spanish at Work

I would just say you can assimilate without losing your culture, traditions and your soul. Agree, learning English while living and working in the US will make their life easier to navigate. It has worked that way for me in Spain. I wish my Spanish was better, it would make business easier. Poco a ...
by Nola Palomar
October 11th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2030

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

alan weinberg wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 11:44 am
I won’t eat balut.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_(food)
Yeah, nope me neither!!
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2030

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I have a pretty broad palate but there are a few things that I don’t like. Okra when it’s stewed with tomatoes. The mucus that it produces is nauseating. I like almost all other vegetables including most common roots like rutabaga, turnips and beets. My favorite fruit are persimmons and the tiny ban...
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1484
Views: 90484

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Just saw this article. If I'm reading it correctly, the WTO has now ruled on some portion of the EU complaint that Boeing is unfairly subsidized (recall that the existing tariffs on wines entering the USA are based on a US complaint that Airbus is unfairly subsidized). The ruling was in favor of th...
by Nola Palomar
October 4th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 5:31 pm
I just got word that I may return to my property tomorrow!
That’s great news Merrill.
by Nola Palomar
October 2nd, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Stay safe everyone who is near the areas of these fires. This is unbelievable. I was having a case of the Monday's and jumped on here to surf while having some coffee and avoiding work. This REALLY puts my "bad day" in perspective. Words can't describe how devastating this is. My avatar photo was t...
by Nola Palomar
September 29th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Words escape me. I am sorry for anyone personally affected and thankful for those have escaped with minimal or no losses. As a winery owner I cannot begin to even think of how devastating this is for everyone there.
by Nola Palomar
September 26th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2671

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Me too Kathryn, nice to meet you. And a hardy welcome to WB’s. [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] I’m a winery owner, Dominio Buenavista in a little remote village in the Alpujarra of Granada, Spain. We produce in the range of about 80,000 bottles/yr. I’m also a wine and gourmet importer. I produce an olive ...
by Nola Palomar
September 19th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Tempranillo Privilegio
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: TN: 2009 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Tempranillo Privilegio

I’m glad you enjoyed it, it’s a complex and rich wine.
by Nola Palomar
September 18th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 94
Views: 10239

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

brianmcbrearty wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 11:26 am
Are we anticipating Costco will have these again this year, or might tariffs screw this up?
Right now Jamones are not on the list. At least the HTS code I use is not. I would love to see the $550 Belota again!!
by Nola Palomar
August 28th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Any meet-ups planned anytime soon?
by Nola Palomar
August 25th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 589
Views: 49369

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Love the purple table, matches the label!!!
by Nola Palomar
August 21st, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Couldn’t we just have some new emojis?
by Nola Palomar
August 18th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 94
Views: 10239

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Not sure the difference from the one above but saw this. We got one last year and it was wonderful. My brother thought it was better than Edwards Ham. Those in the photo here are Serrano produced by Noel, a massive jamon factory with several locations around Spain, the one that makes these jamons, ...
by Nola Palomar
August 12th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nothing screams "Summer!" like gazpacho, ceviche and Sancerre!
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Nothing screams "Summer!" like gazpacho, ceviche and Sancerre!

My recipe for Gazpacho is my mother-in-laws. Gazpacho Andaluz 3-4 lbs of over ripe tomatoes. If they have imperfections, even better just cut out the bad part and use the good. 1 onion 1 pepper (I use the large red peppers) 1 cucumber (you can peel the skin if you want) 1-2 cloves of garlic 2/3 cup ...
by Nola Palomar
August 12th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1484
Views: 90484

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

I don’t see anything published on the USTR site yet, but did come across this.

Seems we all have not suffered enough yet! deadhorse deadhorse deadhorse


https://www.fxstreet.com/news/ustr-ligh ... 2008122154
by Nola Palomar
August 12th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1484
Views: 90484

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Michel Abood wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Nola Palomar wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 9:51 am
Expecting the news today. [beg.gif] [beg.gif] [beg.gif]
I have a bottle of Champagne on ice. As Churchill said, "In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it." champagne.gif
Then I should put one in the frig right now!!
by Nola Palomar
July 26th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Any interest in doing a WB zoom chat tomorrow, Monday 7/27 around 6pm Pacific?
Will try!!
by Nola Palomar
July 17th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 66
Views: 3776

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

Craig G wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 6:19 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:42 am
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I wish!! Those look exquisite!
by Nola Palomar
July 15th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1484
Views: 90484

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

My current draft. Feel free to borrow any or all as you see fit, but please remember that letters which are just duplicates aren't as impactful. July 15, 2020 Hon. Robert Lighthizer Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Re: Tariffs on EU wines Dear Ambassad...
by Nola Palomar
June 13th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1681
Views: 91019

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Quick dinner of sautéed veges and smoked sausage. Nolita fixed the soft boiled eggs and the sliced avocados.
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by Nola Palomar
June 8th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toasting lost friends
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: Toasting lost friends

I’m sorry to read you post Warren. Love those close to you often and take videos!
by Nola Palomar
May 26th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6449

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Still very happy with my small Smokin Tex!!
by Nola Palomar
May 21st, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I know there is a lot of WB zoom stuff going on this weekend, between Champagne and Flannery, but I'd be interested in a general WB hangout tomorrow and could set up a Zoom if enough interest is there. Gonna need it after this week on service :P Would probably aim for 6pm PDT. I’d be down for that!
by Nola Palomar
May 16th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Social - 6:00 PM PST (NOW) on Zoom UPDATED LINK FIXED
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Wine Berserker Social - 6:00 PM PST (NOW) on Zoom UPDATED LINK FIXED

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Come join us!
Well crud, missed it again. Seems like I’m newhere
by Nola Palomar
May 10th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 2213

Re: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

I’m preparing my offers now for the 2nd wave.
by Nola Palomar
May 9th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I was working on my deck and in the yard until 9p, so sorry I missed it.
by Nola Palomar
May 5th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 7134

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

A request from me! I have have numerous address changes because of COVID-19 and people being in a different place. Could be the original address was a business and is closed, you may be sheltering in place in a different location, PLEASE let me know so I don't ship to the wrong address. Oh and I can...
by Nola Palomar
May 4th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15612

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

My daughters scuba trip in the British Virgin Islands was cancelled. She was planning on getting her Rescue Dive Cert. and next year her Dive Master. Poor kid she having a tough time adjusting to all these changes. Can’t see to positives. AP tests coming up in the 25th. Major school projects due in ...
by Nola Palomar
May 4th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 7134

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Stephen Chen wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Hi Nola,

Are the olive oils packs still available? I'm already out! See them on the website but wanted to check with you.

Thanks,
Stephen
Yes!!
by Nola Palomar
May 3rd, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Just finished to watch the recording! Thanks Frank and Todd for setting this up and taping it!! Very interesting and nice to learn about Dominique and her wines. [cheers.gif]
by Nola Palomar
May 2nd, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I could not wrap my head around the time difference from France to PDT last night. I know it was silly when I asked where the producer was located but that’s why. Maybe I had too much sun lifting pavers, yesterday?? Idk newhere ?? Having both PCT & EDT helps. I love the idea of having a place we can...
by Nola Palomar
April 30th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Is Friday social or specific themed??
by Nola Palomar
April 27th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1681
Views: 91019

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

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by Nola Palomar
April 19th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1681
Views: 91019

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Tonight was Raclette for dinner!!
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by Nola Palomar
April 15th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Social Video Meet/Virtual Tasting #10 - Friday, 4/17 @6:30 PM Pacific
Replies: 41
Views: 1069

Re: Wine Berserkers Social Video Meet/Virtual Tasting #10 - Friday, 4/17 @6:30 PM Pacific

Let's see if Todd will hear me this time!! 6:30 PST = 9:30 EST (I may be yawning LOL)!!
by Nola Palomar
April 15th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6449

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I have the Smokin Tex 1100. Love it!! Not super expensive but works well for me!!

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by Nola Palomar
April 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 12334

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Hmmm I’m generally available.

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