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by Nola Palomar
July 19th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 34
Views: 797

Re: Pronunciation

It drives me nuts when people, especially reporters say “Day-un. There is a - T - in the word “Dayton”
by Nola Palomar
July 18th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Ken Zinns wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Cleaning.
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Except it should be
Cleaning
Cleaning
Cleaning
Cleaning
Cleaning
Cleaning
Cleaning
And when that’s done...
More cleaning!!
by Nola Palomar
July 16th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spain help
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Spain help

Hey Keith, I’m departing tomorrow. I’ve been at my winery for several weeks. Drive down the coast to Denia and have “arroz a banda” on the terraza by the beach. Like a paella but super charged and all the mariscós are served apart. Then travel over the Elche and see La Dama del Elche (I’m not sure i...
by Nola Palomar
July 11th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I asked my daughter not to ship anything out until I get back from Spain next Wednesday. I want to taste the oil myself and make sure everything is 100% before I begin shipping.
by Nola Palomar
July 8th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Removing Labels - Help
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Removing Labels - Help

newhere My bottling / labeling line needs new optical sensors and they are ordered but I have several dozen bottles that the labeler put 3 or more labels and back labels on the bottle. Is there a foolproof way to remove the labels completely so I can run them through the labeler again? [thankyou.gif]
by Nola Palomar
July 6th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice little article about the Alpujarra, (Granada) Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Nice little article about the Alpujarra, (Granada) Spain

This is one of the most stunning places to be. Especially when you need to reload after trekking in the Sierra Nevada The hospitality in the beautiful villages are almost shocking for reserved people from the Scandinavian countries And the food is fantastic Yes it is. I think we should organize a b...
by Nola Palomar
July 6th, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7.1 Richter -> Ridgecrest, CA: How did your cellar fare?
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: 7.1 Richter -> Ridgecrest, CA: How did your cellar fare?

I feel for those affected. Stay safe
by Nola Palomar
July 5th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I have news!!!! The shipment has been released by customs and finally on its way to Dayton, I’m hoping for early this coming week we can get all the orders that have been waiting an eternity. I again am so sorry. It was not my intention to have had so many setbacks, but we are not throwing in the to...
by Nola Palomar
July 3rd, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1818

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Not mine, but one of Juan's (many) favorites Egg Salad.
Just hard boiled eggs diced course, can of tuna, a good pour of EVOO, salt and pepper.
by Nola Palomar
July 1st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1818

Re: What meals did you grow up on

We had a large garden and my mom canned or froze everything. Raised dairy goats, steers, hogs, and chickens.
Always had an abundance of protein and veggies. So dinner was some meat, 2 vegetables, 1 starch and sometimes a dessert. We always ate at home.
Liver and onions at least once a month.
by Nola Palomar
June 28th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3722

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Madrid was 102F today, Granada (city) 104F but on the south side of the mountains here we max’d at 94F...
by Nola Palomar
June 27th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3722

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

The design of houses in Spain are interesting. In the villages and really in the cities to they are constructed with cement with smaller windows than what you typically see in the US. There are blinds on the outside and safety shutters on the inside. At night you open the windows and let the cool ai...
by Nola Palomar
June 25th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Yes! The shipment arrives today to the port of New York. It will be off-loaded and the container goes to a NY warehouse it gets sorted and directed to a truck or rail. At some point it will go to Customs and get released. The pallet was supposed to arrive on the 15th to NY, my freight forwarder tell...
by Nola Palomar
June 25th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3722

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Talking with my enologist and he was telling me it is a heat coming up from the Sahara!
by Nola Palomar
June 25th, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3722

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Yeah it has been beautiful but is predicted to get quite hot. My car just stopped working (fuel line I think) so I will have them charge the AC too. In the meantime a British friend is loaning me a R hand drive to use.

Gazpacho and sangria time
by Nola Palomar
June 24th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8665

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 1:58 pm
I thought people on the Supreme Court like beer?

newhere

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Beat me to it!
by Nola Palomar
June 23rd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 2721

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Looking forward to reading about your trip. I glad you had fun. I’m in España right now actually.
by Nola Palomar
June 15th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Re: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?

My Vijiriega.
by Nola Palomar
June 10th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

There were recipes in there?? Lol
by Nola Palomar
June 9th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

Robert M yers wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Nola Palomar wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Already gone!
Well ... were they worth anything?
I threw the Wine Spectator’s in the trash bin. newhere

There is so much I need to throw out!
by Nola Palomar
June 9th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

Already gone!
by Nola Palomar
June 9th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

I’m trying to clear out some bookshelves so I can paint. I thought I would just throw away the old magazines that are on the bottom shelf, but then I came across various magazines that seemed to me like they would have some value. There’s Time magazine 911 special report, Time magazines from the mid...
by Nola Palomar
May 30th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rio Madre Graciano Rioja (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja)
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: TN: 2010 Rio Madre Graciano Rioja (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja)

So bear with me, I don’t buy much wine. Also this is Ohio..... There is a Shell gas station that has the best cajun cuisine around. I was waiting for them to prepare my order and came across a 2014 vintage of this Rio Madre - Rioja 100% Graciano. I am enjoying this wine a lot. My price was $12/bottl...
by Nola Palomar
May 24th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

The pallet is loaded and has left the winery, on it’s way to Valencia robe loaded and start the voyage a couple days afterwards!
It is the lone pallet in the back of the truck!!!
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by Nola Palomar
May 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

So maybe July/August Any concerns about shipping olive oil in hot weather? I'm happy waiting until Autumn for my shipment if you think it's safer. Hi Jay, I would not have any problem shipping the oil in warmer temps. I should have it here by mid June and I will ship as soon as it gets here. If you...
by Nola Palomar
May 21st, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I do. Still holding my breath and trying not to jinx it, but it is due to depart the farm tomorrow. As soon as it is here I am ready to ship... the itinerary is... CMA CGM NABUCCO (ship) Pick up at the winery: May 22nd - transit to Valencia Ship Closing May 24th ETD Valencia: May 29th Atlantic Trans...
by Nola Palomar
May 8th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 2721

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

I may. Just sent a message to a dear friend in Murcia. FYI big difference in Anos and Años, make sure you pronounce the ñ I will try to figure out how to get the ~ above the n on my computer. Hey Mike, I heard back from my friend. He needs the number of guests and some dates and times you want to v...
by Nola Palomar
May 7th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

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by Nola Palomar
May 7th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 2721

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Flying to Alicante in a couple of weeks to play a concert. Hoping to visit Bodegas Del Rosario in Bullas. I have enjoyed their 3000 Anos (Monastrell) in several vintages. Does anyone have an in there? Otherwise will try their website. I may. Just sent a message to a dear friend in Murcia. FYI big d...
by Nola Palomar
May 6th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 2721

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Flying to Alicante in a couple of weeks to play a concert. Hoping to visit Bodegas Del Rosario in Bullas. I have enjoyed their 3000 Anos (Monastrell) in several vintages. Does anyone have an in there? Otherwise will try their website. I may. Just sent a message to a dear friend in Murcia. FYI big d...
by Nola Palomar
May 3rd, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 2721

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

I will be with a group of 6 friends doing an R&R in Porcuna (between Cordoba to the west and Jaen to the southeast) later this spring. Any suggestions for restaurants or wineries in the area would be greatly appreciated. I am curious how you decided on a little town in the middle of Olive Oil land?...
by Nola Palomar
May 2nd, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

How do you prepare popcorn?

I use a pot with olive oil. When popped I salt it then add butter.
by Nola Palomar
May 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

OK, got our Non Plus Ultra sampler and need some serving suggestions from the more experienced that go beyond "put it on a cracker" for the sardines, mussels, et al. Admit I've never worked with these in the canned form before. Thinking there's probably some quick pasta or other recipe suggestions ...
by Nola Palomar
April 24th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1328
Views: 64815

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Charcuterie and some locally sourced (sort of) Veleta 2016 Tempranillo Rose.
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by Nola Palomar
April 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1993

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Darn they cancelled my flight to NY.
by Nola Palomar
April 16th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: ALMOND CAKE MALLORCA
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: ALMOND CAKE MALLORCA

This morning I was thinking what to cook for the Easter holidays. In the last years I spend the Easter holidays in Sicily or Mallorca and it reminded me to make a classic almond cake from Mallorca. Perfect with some ice-cream. https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=1773 AC8.jpg ENJOY Martin Mart...
by Nola Palomar
April 15th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 1052

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

I went morel foraging a couple of days ago, nothing. It rained all day yesterday and cool today then warm tomorrow. If they are going to pop up it will be soon.

Juan brought these back from China. Anyone have suggestions on how to prepare them?
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by Nola Palomar
April 11th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Grappa, etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 834

Re: Grappa, etc.

Anyone make their own “grappa”? I do. We use a still like this one only about 2 - 3 times the size. We use the sediment pumice left over from racking barrels (thus no white wine is really used). It goes into a stainless steel vat and when we are ready to run the still, we fill the alembic heat it u...
by Nola Palomar
April 10th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Grappa, etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 834

Re: Grappa, etc.

Anyone make their own “grappa”? I do. We use a still like this one only about 2 - 3 times the size. We use the sediment pumice left over from racking barrels (thus no white wine is really used). It goes into a stainless steel vat and when we are ready to run the still, we fill the alembic heat it u...
by Nola Palomar
April 9th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

They finished to repair all the broken tubes the day before yesterday and when they were covering the tubes back up they had a new break just above the repairs, so yesterday my manager Whatsapp video called me so I could see the deluge of water and the repair work they were doing. The repair work is...
by Nola Palomar
March 31st, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

update Please. I am awaiting more updates as well... The ground had stopped moving, but there is moisture in the ground coming from somewhere, most probable source is my reservoir. They have to get in there to see what it is and where is the source and stop the water or the slide will continue. The...
by Nola Palomar
March 25th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 4:56 pm
The “good” Lord sure seems intent on testing you. Was your father’s name Job?

Best hopes for a quick recovery.
Overwhelmed and treading water but not drowning yet.
by Nola Palomar
March 25th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

The response for Berserker Day was incredible this year, thank you all. I over sold my 2018 harvest and intend to fulfill every order as quickly as I can with the new harvest. I have had a significant disaster in my farm though which has had my staff working night and day. Due to torrential rains a ...
by Nola Palomar
March 16th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6947

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 6:12 am
I have a loomo from last year that is unopened and has been refrigerated. Think it is still OK?
Tom, it may be more dried out but it is fine to eat.
by Nola Palomar
March 13th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!
Replies: 129
Views: 12296

Re: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!

I know that the majority of Italian Olive Oil designated for exportation is Spanish in origin because I know producers in Jaén and Granada. The Spanish and Italian consolidators blend the oils and end up with their final product. I don’t believe that the Costco oil is 100% pure Italian EVOO. I don’...

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