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

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 1:32 pm
by Benny P
My bone-in Jamon Serrano Gran Reserva just arrived last Friday and it looks gorgeous! Looking forward to getting started on it with some friends this coming weekend. Any thoughts on how long the Jamon lasts and best practices regarding maintenance related to keeping it as long as possible?

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

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
by Peter Kleban
Nola, heal quickly!

And the Ventresca is fabulous! Never had tuna like that (and so good) before.

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

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 7:19 pm
by Chuck Miller
Just got my order this aftrnoon, and looking forward to try the tuna tonight!

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

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 8:07 pm
by Nola Palomar
Hugs!!

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

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 4:36 pm
by Nola Palomar
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 few weeks ago we have had a major mountainside collapse. There are veins of the instability heading directly towards my water reservoir (135 million liters). The collapse has taken out the potable water line to my farm and winery. We have been releasing as much water out of the reservoir as possible to lessen the pressure and stress to the terrain. As soon as the land stops moving they will be able to restore the lines going through a different route but the most important item on the agenda right now is the reservoir.

I appreciate your patience and understanding.
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Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

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

Best hopes for a quick recovery.

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

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 6:15 pm
by Nola Palomar
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.

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

Posted: March 26th, 2019, 6:23 am
by Jay Miller
Best wishes and good luck!

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

Posted: March 26th, 2019, 7:46 am
by Peter Kleban
Ouch! Hope this works out, and soon.

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

Posted: March 31st, 2019, 3:30 pm
by alan weinberg
Nola Palomar wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 4:36 pm
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 few weeks ago we have had a major mountainside collapse. There are veins of the instability heading directly towards my water reservoir (135 million liters). The collapse has taken out the potable water line to my farm and winery. We have been releasing as much water out of the reservoir as possible to lessen the pressure and stress to the terrain. As soon as the land stops moving they will be able to restore the lines going through a different route but the most important item on the agenda right now is the reservoir.

I appreciate your patience and understanding.

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update
Please.

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

Posted: March 31st, 2019, 4:48 pm
by Nola Palomar
alan weinberg wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 3:30 pm
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. They are working on getting the fresh potable water line reconnected, but it is not an easy task. I should know a bit more tomorrow.

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

Posted: April 3rd, 2019, 7:23 am
by Sean_S
Wow, Best of luck

on a positive note, my order arrived yesterday and I will dig into it this weekend.

Sean

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

Posted: April 9th, 2019, 4:33 am
by Nola Palomar
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 finished and hopefully bottling can resume and we can get the shipments moving. I am really sorry about the delays.

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

Posted: April 9th, 2019, 7:56 am
by Jay Miller
Thank you for the update and looking forward to the delivery!

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

Posted: April 9th, 2019, 8:21 am
by Nola Palomar
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Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
by S. Williams
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 out there that would highlight these items to their fullest. (And get my 11-year-old to try sardines.)

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

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am
by Nola Palomar
S. Williams wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
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 out there that would highlight these items to their fullest. (And get my 11-year-old to try sardines.)
Hey Susan,
I use the tuna in omelettes, egg salad, tuna melt, mac n cheese. The mussels, I like them on a toasted baguette or dropped on a plate of hot frites and the escabeche sauce drizzled over. The Caballa, I add that to salad really of any type. And the Sardines, I learned to love sardines out of the can when I was little. These are super fine and don't need to be picked apart to try to take out the bone, it's too small. The Ventresca, is the most delicious preserved tuna I have ever eaten, so I typically just open a bottle of wine have a cracker or two and a fork and that's it.

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

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 12:44 pm
by Tom G l a s g o w
Nola Palomar wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am
S. Williams wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
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 out there that would highlight these items to their fullest. (And get my 11-year-old to try sardines.)
Hey Susan,
I use the tuna in omelettes, egg salad, tuna melt, mac n cheese. The mussels, I like them on a toasted baguette or dropped on a plate of hot frites and the escabeche sauce drizzled over. The Caballa, I add that to salad really of any type. And the Sardines, I learned to love sardines out of the can when I was little. These are super fine and don't need to be picked apart to try to take out the bone, it's too small. The Ventresca, is the most delicious preserved tuna I have ever eaten, so I typically just open a bottle of wine have a cracker or two and a fork and that's it.
No recommendations on wine pairings?

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

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 5:58 pm
by DavidFrankil
Hi Nola - any update on the delivery schedule?

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

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 6:15 pm
by Nola Palomar
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 Transit 17 days approx
additional 7+ days to offload and ship to me.

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

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 8:57 am
by Jay Miller
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.

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

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 9:08 am
by Dave McIsaac
Is that schedule for the wine too? Or just the EVOO?

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

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm
by Nola Palomar
Jay Miller wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 8:57 am
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 want me to wait, please let me know.
Dave McIsaac wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 9:08 am
Is that schedule for the wine too? Or just the EVOO?
Hi Dave, just the oil, I just left you a message on your phone.

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

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
by Dave McIsaac
Nola Palomar wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm
Hi Dave, just the oil, I just left you a message on your phone.
Got your message - thanks, and no worries.

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

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 8:04 pm
by Sh@n A
Thanks for the update

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

Posted: May 23rd, 2019, 7:48 am
by Jay Miller
Nola Palomar wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm

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 want me to wait, please let me know.
Thanks Nola. I think in terms of wine shipments these days so I was probably worrying too much. Shipping in June should be fine.

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

Posted: May 24th, 2019, 11:26 am
by Nola Palomar
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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Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Posted: June 25th, 2019, 4:46 pm
by Jeffrey Neal
Any shipping updates?

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

Posted: June 25th, 2019, 5:35 pm
by Sh@n A
Jeffrey Neal wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Any shipping updates?
+1! thanks!

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

Posted: June 25th, 2019, 11:18 pm
by Nola Palomar
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 tells me there was bad weather and it delayed it’s departure. I don’t buy that, it’s leaving from Southern Spain, if there is a storm it moves very fast and done. I think there was port congestion from whatever reason and it was delayed and flipped to another vessel. Whatever happened, it is arriving now, so fingers crossed that they move it quickly and get it to my warehouse. On my end, my daughter Ashley has all the boxes prepare and ready to be filled w the oil and ready to ship.

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

Posted: July 5th, 2019, 11:43 am
by Veronica Castro
Still loving my shipment of olive oil, sherry vinegar and various tinned seafood items. Thank you Nola for offering such a great deal!!

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

Posted: July 5th, 2019, 12:01 pm
by Paul Miller
I have my fishes pulled for guests tomorrow evening.

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

Posted: July 5th, 2019, 1:01 pm
by Nola Palomar
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 towel.

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

Posted: July 8th, 2019, 12:23 pm
by Jay Miller
Great news!

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

Posted: July 11th, 2019, 4:58 am
by D@vid Bu3ker
FWIW, Nola is not the only one having issues with Customs clearances...

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

Posted: July 11th, 2019, 7:56 am
by Chris Foley
Anxiously waiting. I've had to buy EVOO at the grocery store 3 times already.
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Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Posted: July 11th, 2019, 9:03 am
by Sh@n A
Chris Foley wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 7:56 am
Anxiously waiting. I've had to buy EVOO at the grocery store 3 times already.
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Hah we are dry right now! I told wife to wait.

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

Posted: July 11th, 2019, 10:43 am
by Nola Palomar
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.

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

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 8:43 pm
by Jeffrey Neal
Any updates on shipping?

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

Posted: July 25th, 2019, 10:59 am
by Nola Palomar
Yep, we are beginning to ship today. Those close to Ohio will get theirs first and hopefully I will have the rest ready to ship by this coming week... there are a lot of orders...

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

Posted: July 25th, 2019, 1:59 pm
by A. Cox
Hooray!!

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

Posted: July 25th, 2019, 2:08 pm
by Sh@n A
New York is very close to Ohio!!!

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

Posted: July 25th, 2019, 2:47 pm
by Barry L i p t o n
Great! I assume sardines will arrive with the olive oil!

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

Posted: July 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
by Jay Miller
Hi Nola,

If the delivery can't be guaranteed to arrive by 8/19 can you please postpone delivery to arrive after 10/1?

I'll be recovering from surgery with no heavy lifting allowed and Arnold is probably flying out on 8/20.

Thanks!

Jay

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

Posted: July 26th, 2019, 8:00 pm
by Nola Palomar
Jay Miller wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
Hi Nola,

If the delivery can't be guaranteed to arrive by 8/19 can you please postpone delivery to arrive after 10/1?

I'll be recovering from surgery with no heavy lifting allowed and Arnold is probably flying out on 8/20.

Thanks!

Jay
No problem!!

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

Posted: August 2nd, 2019, 10:23 pm
by Dean Fjelstul
Any updates on shipping? I thought everything was going out this week. I haven't received any ship notification.

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

Posted: August 3rd, 2019, 9:58 am
by Nola Palomar
Dean, I finished boxing up your order last night. I will deliver to UPS Monday, you’ll have a shipping notification this weekend!

Same for everyone else...

Btw Ashley got a photography job so I’m down to one worker... me, back to work!

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

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm
by Jeffrey Neal
Any more shipping updates? Still nothing here.

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

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 5:23 am
by Dave McIsaac
My EVOO arrived yesterday

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

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 10:40 am
by Nola Palomar
Jeffrey Neal wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Any more shipping updates? Still nothing here.
Jeffrey, You should have a shipping update, with a tracking number. I am planning on dropping it a numerous others to the UPS Hub today.