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by Nola Palomar
May 5th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

So, we hit the product! 1) The sardines beat all comers from the brands we could grab at local stores. Clear and decisive victory. 2) The mackerel was a home run. I was under the impression that I don't like mackerel until I tried the Veleta: mild and complex and creamy and delicious. 3) Tuna belly...
by Nola Palomar
May 1st, 2021, 5:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

JonathanG wrote: April 30th, 2021, 9:39 pm I've already worked through all but 3 of my tinned seafood, I just can't resist that stuff . Those mussels were just phenomenal. How many more days till the next BD?
My website is open year round!!! flirtysmile
by Nola Palomar
April 29th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

That’s funny!!! I’m flying back from Minneapolis right now.
I’m glad it got there. I have a box that didn’t make it out of Ohio that I have to re-ship when I get back home!!
by Nola Palomar
April 28th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

And we’re heading to Minneapolis to see Macalester College. She’s having a really hard time deciding. I couldn’t have agreed to go if I did not have the shipments done.
by Nola Palomar
April 26th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

Everything departed today. I may have an aberrant one here or there, but if you received a shipping notice, it is now on the way!
by Nola Palomar
April 25th, 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's Ramp & Morel Season
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: It's Ramp & Morel Season

Josh Grossman wrote: April 25th, 2021, 7:31 am
Abbie S. wrote: April 25th, 2021, 5:48 am
Josh Grossman wrote: April 24th, 2021, 12:22 pm
We are going to have to have an Ohio meetup here. Most of this thread are the Ohio folks.
Are you bringing the mushrooms?
Do chanterelles count? I usually find bushels of those.
I would love to go mushroom hunting with you. I am a bit nervous of eating many fungi growing in my woods.
by Nola Palomar
April 24th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's Ramp & Morel Season
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: It's Ramp & Morel Season

Guy who forages our ramps here in IN likes his with eggs as well. No morels here, yet, which sucks. I don't think we're going to get a lot before the cicadas come--yup year 17 for Brood X. Same here! I was looking for morels, but I didn't find any. It is supposed to rain today and then warm tomorro...
by Nola Palomar
April 24th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's Ramp & Morel Season
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: It's Ramp & Morel Season

Made some scrambled eggs with my find!


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by Nola Palomar
April 24th, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's Ramp & Morel Season
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: It's Ramp & Morel Season

Are these White Ramps?
They smell like sweet onions.
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by Nola Palomar
April 23rd, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tinned Sardines - Conservas de Cambados
Replies: 31
Views: 806

Re: Tinned Sardines - Conservas de Cambados

My supplier is Conservas de Cambados. I have known Keko the owner since the 1990’s when we started importing our EVOO, we also began importing their seafood and the Sherry vinegar. He was just a young man back then, but they have been the A+++ producer of conserved fish and seafood in Spain for deca...
by Nola Palomar
April 23rd, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

It is indeed rolling. I had a little set back in my plans this week as my dad need some of Nola too. He’ll be 88 this next month and has some dementia. Anyway it took a couple of full days away from my rollout this week. Everyone who got or will get a shipping notice today, tomorrow or Sunday, will ...
by Nola Palomar
April 22nd, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2007
Views: 113628

Re: What did you cook tonight?

A very simple Paella last night. A interesting trick to get the rice fully cooked. Most dove burners don’t have the diameter to fully cook the rice. I start mine on the stove and the finish it in the oven. Make sure you have enough hot broth so you don’t end up with dry paella. The photo was before ...
by Nola Palomar
April 18th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

If you ordered the 2021 extra-virgin olive oil, I just finished bottling 900+ bottles yesterday. I don’t have an automated bottling line to do this, it’s a four head vacuum filling station and a one head manuel ROPP capper. I still have to label them which is also a small manuel set up. I am hoping...
by Nola Palomar
April 14th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

If you ordered the 2021 extra-virgin olive oil, I just finished bottling 900+ bottles yesterday. I don’t have an automated bottling line to do this, it’s a four head vacuum filling station and a one head manuel ROPP capper. I still have to label them which is also a small manuel set up. I am hoping ...
by Nola Palomar
April 9th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting my hardwood floor from the feet of my MASSIVE incoming wine fridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Protecting my hardwood floor from the feet of my MASSIVE incoming wine fridge

I have a Baby Grand in my living room with original hardwood floor. I have these under the feet and it has protected the floor completely. They make them for upright in sets of 4 as well. Grand Piano Caster Cups,Eison Solid Sapeliwood Piano Caster with Non-Slip & Anti-Noise Foam Floor Protectors...
by Nola Palomar
April 6th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7435

UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING

I FINALLY received my shipment from Spain late last week. It has been inventoried and all is well! I have been working like Mad Dog McCree to get it all packaged and ready to ship. I’m shipping out the orders as quickly as I can. Any orders with the 2021 EVOO will be shipped in a second batch as I h...
by Nola Palomar
March 30th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 132
Views: 16142

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Coscto in New York is selling Serrano ham in a box with a stand and a knife for, I think, $99. Does anyone know anything about it? Without a photo of the Jamons it is not definite, but a while back they were Noel. A mass produced product. See my earlier post #56 https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum...
by Nola Palomar
March 28th, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Oranges
Replies: 40
Views: 1165

Re: Oranges

SUmo's are my favorite! Have you tried Envy Apples??? Amazing.
by Nola Palomar
March 27th, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21493

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

AstridKG wrote: March 27th, 2021, 7:02 am I am in! Just to confirm the time, we are meeting 6PM CST (7PM EST)?
He probably meant 6pm PST / 9pm EST that’s the usual.
by Nola Palomar
March 26th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21493

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Rodrigo B wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:36 pm We haven’t done one of these in a while. How’s next Saturday at the usual time 6pm CT/9pm ET for folks?
Well Yea!!! I'm in!!!
by Nola Palomar
March 18th, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when drunk how to sober up ?
Replies: 71
Views: 4500

Re: when drunk how to sober up ?

Neal.Mollen wrote: March 18th, 2021, 7:15 pm
Adam Noble wrote: March 16th, 2021, 9:10 pm Troll? Bot?
Age
Zebra
by Nola Palomar
March 17th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2007
Views: 113628

Re: What did you cook tonight?

A while back we bought a whole huge grassfed beef liver from a local farm, wonderfully fresh, and broke it down into 1 lb vacuum sealed packets for freezing. I happen to LOVE liver when it is cooked properly, as it is here, sprinkled with S&P and 5 Spice Powder, then fried in rendered bacon fat...
by Nola Palomar
March 17th, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when drunk how to sober up ?
Replies: 71
Views: 4500

Re: when drunk how to sober up ?

What an odd first post.. [scratch.gif]
Hi I'm Mary Hicks and I drink too much, nice to meet you.

If you're real Mary, please don't make assumptions that we're all a bunch of drunks.
by Nola Palomar
March 15th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Significant Shipping Delays
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Significant Shipping Delays

lleichtman wrote: March 15th, 2021, 2:19 pm We have close friends who are Sake importers and having major trouble finding containers to bring the Sake from Japan as the Chinese are grabbing all of them.
I feel their pain.
by Nola Palomar
March 15th, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Significant Shipping Delays
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Significant Shipping Delays

I know I’m not the only one here on WB’s to be pending shipments from Europe. Mine is a LTL Less than container load. The cause is Port congestion, exacerbated by increased imports to China, lack of available empty containers, and etc. Here is a letter I received this morning from my customs broker....
by Nola Palomar
March 13th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2007
Views: 113628

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Morgan Ranch Tri Tip Au Poivre w mashed potatoes, for one.
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by Nola Palomar
March 9th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2007
Views: 113628

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Fried eggs, French fries, sausage, toast, salad of avocados and tomatoes. Sorry no pics, too tired!!
by Nola Palomar
March 7th, 2021, 2:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114091

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

I remember telling Juan years ago the fine balance the world economy is, if you upset one it has a tsunami effect on everything else through the process. My sources in Spain and here in the US tell me these delays and high shipping prices will be here for a while.
by Nola Palomar
March 6th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114091

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

Right now the biggest issue is SHIPPING. I placed my order for my seafood and sherry vinegar in September. At the time producers were only selling domestic because of the pandemic they focused on their Paisanos, totally understandable. I got the green light for my order in mid December, it was packe...
by Nola Palomar
March 5th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114091

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

That's great man, From our relationship with our customs broker I would state I'm certain we could claw back -He would absoltely return the money - if you need any discussion to kick it around, I'd call my friend whose business only imports containers for the industry to get some tips for you- some...
by Nola Palomar
March 1st, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 90
Views: 3516

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Terry H a r r i s wrote: March 1st, 2021, 3:20 pm Put in another order. Thank you, Nola!! [cheers.gif]
Gracias a ti!! flirtysmile flirtysmile
by Nola Palomar
March 1st, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 90
Views: 3516

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Mark C wrote: March 1st, 2021, 12:56 pm Nola, Terry’s comment made me realize that I have not yet received my 2005 Cab case nor the EVOO/Vinegar! Is it shipping soon?
The 2021 EVOO is not here yet, I was planning on shipping together. If you want the Vino before hand, I can ship it now. Let me know. [thankyou.gif]
by Nola Palomar
March 1st, 2021, 2:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 90
Views: 3516

Re: VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

That 2005 cab is to die for, in for a case! Tried one last night. You are right. Grew in richness throughout the evening/six hours I spent with it. So nice. [cheers.gif] Thank you! I have a good bit of it. The back story was that in 2008 when we would have released it it was just not ready. Juan sa...
by Nola Palomar
February 27th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2459

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

Congratulations Todd! And a nice mention of my fellow feminine Berserkers!!! As a former member of the other group referred to in the article, I always felt a bit intimidated and impertinent. Not here...the sense of community and rallying of each other whether you haven’t heard from someone - someon...
by Nola Palomar
February 27th, 2021, 3:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 90
Views: 3516

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Just got my case. Those Gorilla Shippers are pretty cool. I haven't seen that before. They are easier on the fingers than the Spirited Shippers. Lots of abuse to the hands though while working with corrugated boxes!!! I wear double layers of non latex gloves and work gloves over the top. I like the...
by Nola Palomar
February 26th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 90
Views: 3516

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Just got my case. Those Gorilla Shippers are pretty cool. I haven't seen that before. They are easier on the fingers than the Spirited Shippers. Lots of abuse to the hands though while working with corrugated boxes!!! I wear double layers of non latex gloves and work gloves over the top. I like the...
by Nola Palomar
February 26th, 2021, 2:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114091

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

From a Politico article published today after Tai's hearing today "Boeing-Airbus deal targeted: Tai told Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) that she shares a desire to end the dispute with the EU over government subsidies for airplane makers that dates back to the mid-2000s. Some trade enthusiasts ...
by Nola Palomar
February 23rd, 2021, 3:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 47
Views: 3138

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

Very beautiful, do you have a problem with falling branches or trees?
by Nola Palomar
February 23rd, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 90
Views: 3516

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Yes, I shipped out a LOT of packages yesterday. I still have more to ship. The seafood has had a delay from Spain, I 'm told Port congestion on both sides of the planet. In Spain due to COVID and congestion from ramped up shipment from the EU to China causing a shortage of containers and vessels goi...
by Nola Palomar
February 20th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4673

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

. . . if there are enough people for a small fee we could rent stems. If someone is so inclined they can bring their own. May not be the fanciest/highest quality stemware but there are local supply companies that will drop off clean plates, glassware, stemware, etc and come back the next day and pi...
by Nola Palomar
February 19th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114091

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

Letter from seven US Senators to the President asking him to eliminate the food & wine tariffs as a form of pandemic relief. Not sure how much it will help, but seems to me it can't hurt: https://www.collins.senate.gov/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Letter%20to%20POTUS%20re%20Sec%20301%20EU%20Tari...
by Nola Palomar
February 18th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4673

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

That might justify coming out of retirement, but ONLY if I can get a lot of volunteer helpers, which I have never asked for before. We have a 125 foot long dead end along the side of my house that would definitely with a large smoker. I also have a friend from Memphis who shoots wild board across t...
by Nola Palomar
February 16th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 4055

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

Ha! Didn’t even know about this but had planned to send TF a six-pack for all his efforts on this site. We’ve just been buried with stuff so it has t happened but had planned a little surprise for Todd. Didn’t know there was a larger organized effort. Think that’s great and well deserved. Sorry - I...
by Nola Palomar
February 16th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114091

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

Ancient? Asked all the businesses involved and growers involved if this is ancient. David has been very helpful explaining tariffs. We all feel for the wine producers and importers (and a little bit for ourselves with increased pricing). Ancient refers to the use of tariffs in trade wars. David has...
by Nola Palomar
February 12th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone have a source for hogget/yearling lamb in the US?
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Anyone have a source for hogget/yearling lamb in the US?

I don't know where you'll find a yearling lamb but... Cabrito or Cordero - Lechal is like the Non Plus Ultra in my honest culinary opinion but I have yet to find it here. Farmers don't like to butcher the kids or lambs that young. I guess it is one of the perks of having shepherds grazing on scrubla...

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