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by Nola Palomar
January 17th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Latest news from the NASA North American Shippers Association (NASA) January 17, 2020 EU Tariff Update – No further hearings We have received a clarification that the US Trade Representative office will NOT be holding additional hearings related to the tariffs in the Civil Aircraft Subsidies. The US...
by Nola Palomar
January 14th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

From one the shipping companies I work with. January 14, 2020 EU Tariff Updates Here is a quick recap of the tariff updates and a thank you for all who reached out and to members who submitted comments. France / Digital Service Tax – public hearings were held last week, it is now up to the US Trade ...
by Nola Palomar
January 14th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I have not had this degree of anxiety for many months...
by Nola Palomar
January 14th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

There's a bunch of industry folks in DC right now, pounding doors to get meetings with Congresscritters. I'm watching some live as they stream accounts of talking to folks who are supposedly listening with a sympathetic ear. But from what I've heard from our DC contacts, the trade rep Robert Lighti...
by Nola Palomar
January 13th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Today is the last day to have the opportunity to make a comment to oppose these tariffs. I personally urge whoever has not commented to send a clear message to the USTR that these tariffs are unfair and will cause irreparable damages to the importers and the rest of the supply chain. That the larges...
by Nola Palomar
January 13th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Today is the last day to have the opportunity to make a comment to oppose these tariffs. I personally urge whoever has not commented to send a clear message to the USTR that these tariffs are unfair and will cause irreparable damages to the importers and the rest of the supply chain. That the larges...
by Nola Palomar
January 12th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision

Ha!!
If you do go to the beach, ask the locals for the best cheringuito and order a paella or a selection of the best local catch! You won’t be disappointed.
by Nola Palomar
January 12th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision

You know even if I’m not physically at the winery, you would get the Royal Treatment!!! I vote to take in Granada and the Alpujarra!
by Nola Palomar
January 12th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: Costa Rica Questions

We took Nolita with us when she was around 7 years old for a wine event in late June. It’s been a number of years, but it was economical in food & hotels ( we did like holiday inn style. It was not too hot, but it was their rainy season. Go to La Paz Waterfalls and botanical gardens. My daughter lov...
by Nola Palomar
January 12th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies
Replies: 59
Views: 3423

Re: Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies

I keep my grandmother’s Wagner on my stove top and use it all the time. My dad brought me several more which I’ve re-seasoned but I think I’d like to bring them back to bare and start over. Is one true method better than others? I have done it w the self clean cycle on the oven, is that over kill th...
by Nola Palomar
January 10th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

I am more concerned personally with the Airbus tariff. There is no one from Boeing telling the USTR that they would like to continue the negotiations or that they feel the huge amount of products affected by these tariffs could be better achieved at a lesser percentage from other HTS line items. The...
by Nola Palomar
January 10th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

If the intent is to try to squeeze the producers and thus hurt the EU it will. But and it’s is very important to understand. Like me, most wineries in Spain (and Europe) are built on family owned properties and the only cost are those to operate. I own my 100 hectare farm outright. I have less than ...
by Nola Palomar
January 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USTR-2019-0009-0354 Here is one supporting this tariff. You could send him an email... He was only supporting of an analysis of the impact, as well as finding an overall solution. Rather wishy-washy if you ask me. I see that. There are numerous others though s...
by Nola Palomar
January 8th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1387
Views: 73260

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Hump day simple paella!!
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by Nola Palomar
January 8th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Alan Rath wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Cool to see you quoted in that article, Nola!
Wish the quote was sing accolades of success instead of anticipatory despair. I’m not finished yet. I have a few more T’s to cross and I’s to dot yet.

But my new EVOO is in route, fingers crossed...
by Nola Palomar
January 8th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Wall Street Journal article out online now, print on Saturday. Lots of different perspectives, same conclusion.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-w ... mail_share
by Nola Palomar
January 6th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2089

Re: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!

I use this for bottles that the corks tend to start crumbling. I have had no problems. CO2 cartridges I find on Amazon as well.
Cork Pops 12237 Original (Black) Wine Opener
by Nola Palomar
January 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

I should add that it appears that many people are only commenting in one case and not both - the count currently showing on the website is 10,231 comments in the "aircraft" case and only 1,491 comments received in the "DST" case. Please submit your comment in both cases! Links: https://www.regulati...
by Nola Palomar
January 6th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Good, I wrote my comment, very personal from me. Then called and spoke to Director for Europe at Office of the USTR. Looks like a follow up call is in order. I’ve also been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal (I doubt it will be a big article) and have spoken to the Exec Director of the North Ame...
by Nola Palomar
January 5th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Great letter. PM sent.
by Nola Palomar
January 2nd, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

We have a one year old and my wife stands a very serious chance of losing her job as she works for a small distributor whose portfolio is focused mostly on European wines. Yes, they have a few random SKUs from the US and the Southern Hemisphere, but 90% of her sales are European wines. I have submi...
by Nola Palomar
January 1st, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Just to be clear, 9,300 are total received comments since last spring when the original retaliatory tariffs were proposed. They had three public hearings which I personally did not even hear about until this past November. This second go around Dec 2019 is the 100% tariff which encompasses all wines...
by Nola Palomar
December 29th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

I think this is one of those areas where it affects most of the members of our community. It is difficult to discuss these tariffs apolitically when so many people here will have their livelihood affected in a very negative way, at the hands of a political entity.
by Nola Palomar
December 29th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision? Trump More likely Robert Lighthizer, but he is generally in agreement with he who must not be named. ;) Yes, more correct. I spoke to the person in charge of Europe at the USTR a couple of days ago. He to...
by Nola Palomar
December 29th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Mike Reff wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 4:22 am
What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision?
Trump
by Nola Palomar
December 28th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Thanks Emily!! My take on the letter is that according to the person I spoke to at the USTR, each letter is read and categorized. The usage of form letters even though correct won’t sway the person in charge. They want your opinions and how it affects you. A copy the letter and paste is okay, but ta...
by Nola Palomar
December 28th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 2247

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Normally, normally.... parking garages are the safest place to park. I am really sorry that happened to you.
by Nola Palomar
December 27th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 2247

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Geez Russell, did they get anything? Stupid punks.
by Nola Palomar
December 27th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

If you read the comments, you will see who it really hurts.
by Nola Palomar
December 26th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Nola, that is why I suggested a focus on different items rather than flat-out opposition to the tariffs. I believe the tariffs will happen. My thought is to put the target on other items and propose a solution to address the concern I raised, though I’m not particularly optimistic. Serious question...
by Nola Palomar
December 26th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Thank you, we need all the comments we can get. IDK if it will in the end really help or not, but??? The gentleman I spoke to told me that because the WTO ruled that the EU was at fault at 18 billion, that the US was essentially justified to impose a penalty much, much greater than that for all the ...
by Nola Palomar
December 26th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

I spoke at length with one of the executive office representatives this morning trying to gain better knowledge of the uncertainty the import industry faces in the next few weeks. The takeaway, is the 100% tariffs can go into enforcement at anytime (today even), they do not have to wait to get all t...
by Nola Palomar
December 25th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere
Replies: 52
Views: 2275

Re: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere

My sincere condolences Dan. Beautifully written tribute which shows how much you adored her. It is a beautiful place to be able to share how much you loved someone.
by Nola Palomar
December 24th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Are organic vegetables vegan?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Are organic vegetables vegan?

Over thinking with respect to vegan. But if you look at the depletion of fertilizers and elements from the soil I think it a very good article
by Nola Palomar
December 24th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Yes, FDA prior notice requires the FDA number of the producer that aligns with country of origin. There’s no way to get around this
by Nola Palomar
December 23rd, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

It is my understanding the tariffs are on The imported prices not the retail prices. I clearly remember a Barolo producer raising hell about importers beating him up on price. He said his price to his importers was $20 per bottle delivered. He visits them and after all the mark ups by the importers...
by Nola Palomar
December 23rd, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 6:28 am
Focused exclusions, such as for futures already ordered by customers (or other existing but not yet shipped orders), would likely stand a better chance.
Or maybe based on being a small business based on the volume of past imports.
by Nola Palomar
December 21st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Could there be a political faction that he is trying to hit? Those elitist democrats that drink foreign wine, cook with olive oil, enjoy a nice brandy or port after a dinner with foe gras and steamed mussels and a little French chocolate. Those pesky importers allowing the elitists to make an earnin...
by Nola Palomar
December 21st, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4576

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Chuck Miller wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 11:15 am
The Costco in Redmond, WA is selling the Covap Bellota Iberico for $350 thru 12/31. Not sure about other locations.
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by Nola Palomar
December 20th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

This is giving me a tremendous amount of anxiety.
by Nola Palomar
December 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

I used the links for congressman and representative and then added my own comment.
by Nola Palomar
December 20th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

I have to say with all this uncertainty, I am happy that I am not exposed to the bdx futures market at the moment. Something completely unprecedented and unexpected like this can take even well-run businesses under. Nobody contemplated this tariff, or whether the futures consumer or merchant would ...
by Nola Palomar
December 19th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Alan Rath wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Talking to one retailer, who is in communication with a number of wholesalers/importers, and keeping up with things, said it's very unlikely that the 100% tariff on wine will kick in. Who knows.
I sure would like to be able to bank on their knowledge.
by Nola Palomar
December 19th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

The discerning consumer of fine European wine makes up a very small percentage of the market. What are we, maybe 2-3% of the wine market? The US is the largest single export market for EU produced wine. Maybe higher priced, cult, rare and collectible wine yes, you absolutely correct is a small perc...
by Nola Palomar
December 18th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

Notice I received yesterday from NASA (North American Shippers Association ) France Situation Customers should be aware of the multiple factors contributing to major disruption in service schedules out of France: · French nationwide strikes – labor unrest has disrupted almost every trade sector, inc...
by Nola Palomar
December 18th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4576

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Peter Hirsch wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Hey Nola. If I buy another from CostCo today and store it in the box, wrapped, in my wine cellar, will it still be good to go next November? I really like it for the Holiday season here..
I would have zero hesitation with that.
by Nola Palomar
December 18th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

They are up to nearly 2800 public comments on the Regulations.gov. It looks like there is about a week's lag time from when a person makes a comment to when it is posted. There are comments from people in all levels of the industry and engaged consumers. If you'd like to make a comment, here's the ...
by Nola Palomar
December 18th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57747

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

I'm just really angry and empathetic for folks like Nola, Dan, and Michel who are collateral damage in a stupid tit-for-tat fistfight between competitors in a different industry. I know I am not alone in that. I hope you guys weather the storm, or that the storm turns out to be a short one. +100000...
by Nola Palomar
December 18th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4576

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, ...

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