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by Nola Palomar
November 18th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I hadn't thought about it and did not realize Chinese tariffs on wines from everywhere were so high. Now that I think about it, they have a huge domestic industry to protect. Nobody thinks about it, but according to the FAO they are the 5th biggest wine producing country, right after the good old U...
by Nola Palomar
November 17th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Normally heavy & serrated for the outer skin, yes. But, my Jamon is very moist and I have managed with just the Jamon Knife.
by Nola Palomar
November 12th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Idk, this one from Huelva sounds pretty interesting anyone want to go in together and get one?? 4100€ (in 2016)!!

https://elpais.com/elpais/2016/03/07/in ... 91303.html
by Nola Palomar
November 11th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

There are different grades and each Jamon is an individual thing. I have had more Cinco Jotas in Spain, but they are both superb producers of Bellotas.
by Nola Palomar
November 10th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

On that positive note, I too am inching forward to mitigate these tariffs by moving my bottling operation of EVOO to my warehouse in Dayton. I already have FDA USDA and Ohio Dept of Agriculture certificates for warehousing and have gotten a list of modifications to be done to start bottling. I just ...
by Nola Palomar
November 8th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

It is a delicious Jamon. Has a mild sweetish nutty flavor throughout. The flesh is a deep crimson red. Even the fat is delicious. It is not a huge Jamon, the breed (Iberian hog) is bred for it’s flavor and higher fat content not the bulky weight.
by Nola Palomar
November 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Mine is Covap. https://www.covap.es/ Covap is a Co-op of local producers so... It has my seal of approval. For an Ibérico Jamon it’s good. It would be interesting to know how long the hogs forage on acorns. I’ve only sliced into the “neck area”, saving the meatier parts for later. It’s not as “nutty...
by Nola Palomar
November 8th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Kelly Walker wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 1:52 pm
How did France escape the cheese tariffs?
They didn't, France is listed in sections 13 and 15 for cheese and other.
by Nola Palomar
November 5th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Who is keeping track of the $7.5B in imports that need to happen for the tariffs to subside? Is it clear the tariffs go away once they hit in $7.5b in revenues? My understanding is that amount represents the (illegal) subsidies to Airbus that happen each year, and thus the tariffs can continued to ...
by Nola Palomar
November 3rd, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 11:23 am
I glanced across some foodie discussions and they were frequently trying to find out which stores carry it. Why wouldn't one just order it online?
I did.... [wow.gif]
by Nola Palomar
November 3rd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Hi Nola, What do you think is the maximum ambient room temperature to keep a jamon? Living in a condo, even with the heat off, it can get a bit warm in the winter months, but I'm still tempted to get one for the holiday season. I don't have a cellar or basement to keep it in, obviously. I'm aware o...
by Nola Palomar
November 2nd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

A long time. If they get moldy, excellent!! Seriously, that’s how they’re cured. I throw mine in the sink and rinse it with cool water. Wipe off and pat dry w paper towels and lather it with a coating of lard. Dryness and not enjoying it are the worst enemy to a jamon. The holidays are coming up and...
by Nola Palomar
November 2nd, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

IDK how they are getting them in without the added tariff. Are the wines greater than 14%? When I’ve shipped samples over, they still have to have all the docs, shipping invoice, COLA or COLA waiver. FDA Prior notice. Air shipments don’t get and ISF (Importer Security Filing). If they are wines that...
by Nola Palomar
November 2nd, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

The expert from whom I wanted the blessing. Thanks Nola. Remember to start it on the thinner, less fatty side, eat it often, and keep it covered when your not slicing it. Do not need to refrigerate it as it is bone in and cured all the way through. and slice in microtome manner!! [wow.gif] Enjoy an...
by Nola Palomar
November 1st, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

From Cordoba, looks like Jamon Jamon not Paleta (front). I can't get this at this price...go for it!!
by Nola Palomar
October 31st, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yep, it is going to be next to impossible.
by Nola Palomar
October 30th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Not really Kris, Normal duty and tariffs were: 2204.21.50.55 white wine 14% and less — 6.3 cents per liter 2204.21.50.40 red wine 14% and less — 6.3 cents per liter Now add a 25% tariff on the VALUE not the quantity I don't know the size of your shipment but it sounds like a 40 ft container. My cont...
by Nola Palomar
October 30th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70741

Re: What did you cook tonight?

No judging. I don’t have the desire to cook for myself every night. Often the girl has other plans, so I’m reduced to alternative cuisine...of sorts.

I sautéed some chicken breasts, mushrooms and veges and added it to this...
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by Nola Palomar
October 30th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

William Woodruff wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 12:49 pm
We just received the bill from US customs for $14,000. Normally it is $6,000.

William
Are you ITB? Importer?
by Nola Palomar
October 29th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Okay, gotcha!
by Nola Palomar
October 29th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Wouldn’t underground cables for these forest fire prone areas be worth the investment in infrastructure? I know there’s a lot of mountainous terrain but still...
by Nola Palomar
October 29th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I am weighing all the aspects of importing my oil in bulk and bottling here. I am evaluating costs.
by Nola Palomar
October 27th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

My heart truly goes out to everyone affected, I wish we had a map or a poll (?) showing where board members are located.

If there’s anything I can personally do to help, please let me know.
by Nola Palomar
October 26th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Love you all affected by these fires again. Please be safe!!!
by Nola Palomar
October 26th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2136

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

Located outside a little village in the Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain in a region known as Las Alpujarra.
**Disclaimer: I am the owner.... Dominio Buenavista

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by Nola Palomar
October 24th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1576

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

GregT wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 2:55 pm
That's right. The tariffs are over and above. They're a new BEAST.
FIFY
by Nola Palomar
October 22nd, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Dayton, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Dayton, Ohio

I know it varies from state to state, but it is not illegal in Ohio. Any restaurant that says so is blowing smoke. It's a business decision. There used to be half a dozen places in the Dayton area that had corkage in the $10-$20 range. Many of my favorites, Olive, Hawthorne Grill and Rue Dumaine, a...
by Nola Palomar
October 20th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70741

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Pulled out the smoker and made a bunch of chicken quarters.
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by Nola Palomar
October 20th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anyone used an air fryer?
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Has anyone used an air fryer?

I have not personally, I have so many gadgets in the kitchen already I just have not found the interest. My neighbors have one and they love it.
by Nola Palomar
October 20th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Interesting piece on Pro Publica about loopholes that have worked for previous tariffs: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-trump-tariffs-are-creating-jobs-for-canadians Not sure if this will/can be employed by online wine retailers, but seems feasible. I don’t think it will work for wine becaus...
by Nola Palomar
October 16th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Sounds like a great little trip!!! Have a great time!!!!
by Nola Palomar
October 15th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1895

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Need more options. Winery owner & Importer...
by Nola Palomar
October 10th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Just enough time to know the next trip will need to be longer!!!
by Nola Palomar
October 10th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yes, I'm sure his is authentic, and quantities are always very limited. I find the whole olive oil fraud depressing (most is not even really olive oil), but the specific fraud regarding Italian (especially Tuscan) olive oil is just weird. I've had oils from Lebanon, Spain and other places that were...
by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

At VinItaly several years ago, a well-known, higher-end olive oil merchant was boasting that he "sources" from the finest, family-run, hand-harvested olive groves in Italy. His stated volume sounded large, relative to those small groves. I asked if those groves grow and extract all their own oils, ...
by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Kelly Walker wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 12:52 pm
So an imported oil that is a blend of 50% Spanish and 50% Italian would only pay the tariff on 50% of the value of the oil?
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by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Finally, someone gets it!!!
by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yeah, I have been saying this for forever. Italy does not produce enough olive oil for its own consumption. They buy Spanish Olive Oil, blend it, bottle it in Italy and sell it as Italian Olive Oil. You Spanish producers must be elated about the high---but hidden---regard among Italian merchants. n...
by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yeah, I have been saying this for forever. Italy does not produce enough olive oil for its own consumption. They buy Spanish Olive Oil, blend it, bottle it in Italy and sell it as Italian Olive Oil. And as long as it is majority Italian then can likely still label it as a product of Italy. David, D...
by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yeah, I have been saying this for forever. Italy does not produce enough olive oil for its own consumption. They buy Spanish Olive Oil, blend it, bottle it in Italy and sell it as Italian Olive Oil.
by Nola Palomar
October 9th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Well yeah, that’s why I asked if anyone wanted to collaborate w me?

I doubt anyone here wants to buy EVOO in 20 liter bottles, bags or containers right? Easier to bring it in in 1000 liter palletanks and bottle here. I just need to finish up the infrastructure and partners.
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Edward H. Earles wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Nola, would this tariff apply to your Jamon Iberico?
Yes, as well as the mussels.
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yes 1509.10.20 . Virgin olive oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, not chemically modified, weighing with the immediate container under 18 kg 1509.90.20 Olive oil, other than virgin olive oil, and its fractions, not chemically modified, weighing with the immediate container under 18 kg
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Anyone want to collaborate with me and set up an EVOO bottling line and sales in the States? I know a lot of producers that would be very willing... Remember EVOO is not like wine, it is unregulated other than making sure the facility is clean and passes basic sanitary and FDA / USDA inspections. Oh...
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Does anyone know how: 1) Italian wines bought in other markets are tariff'd? E.G., if you purchased an Italian wine from France or UK? 2) Whether the tariffs indeed fall away in any calendar year after $7.5BN has been reached, and thus the tariffs would not be in effect for full calendar year 2020?...
by Nola Palomar
October 6th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I think your math seems off. Let us say wine sold from France to US for $10. Wholesaler sells to retailer for $15. Retailer sells for $20 (wouldn’t this be low retailer markup?). Wouldn’t tariff be $2.50. So, it would not be 25% of retail, would it? And, why would it be fair for the retailer and cu...
by Nola Palomar
October 5th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Seems like a reasonable resolution might be to split the tariff between retailer and customer even if customer is free and clear legally. 25% seems like it would wipe any profit out, but half that might make it feasible to stay afloat while still making a sliver of profit in a bad situation. When I...
by Nola Palomar
October 5th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27904

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

This goes back 15 years over a complaint to WTO over EU subsidies to Airbus. A couple of points. No one on this board is less of a fan of the current regime than me, but this is really not his doing. As indicated, this WTO proceeding has been pending forever (a tit-for-tat European complaint is als...
by Nola Palomar
October 4th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: bringing cheese through lax customs
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: bringing cheese through lax customs

Cheese is generally importable without difficulty, without tariff issues anyway.

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