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

Posted: April 30th, 2021, 6:49 pm
by Sh@n A
Have both vintages now, will have to do a side by side

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

Posted: April 30th, 2021, 9:39 pm
by JonathanG
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?

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

Posted: May 1st, 2021, 5:19 am
by Nola Palomar
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

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

Posted: May 1st, 2021, 7:11 am
by JonathanG
Nola Palomar wrote: May 1st, 2021, 5:19 am
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
I'm sure once I make my paella and get through the last few tins, I'll be coming back for more. Just too good to not have some of these around the house.

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

Posted: May 1st, 2021, 3:11 pm
by Steven Pumilia
Happy to have received my shipment of EVOO and conservas....
But upset that I did not order more Sardines..... What was I thinking?

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

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 12:24 pm
by Anton D
Steven Pumilia wrote: May 1st, 2021, 3:11 pm Happy to have received my shipment of EVOO and conservas....
But upset that I did not order more Sardines..... What was I thinking?
Ditto!

We hit the sardines last night and even my SIL who 'hates' sardines fell in love with these babies.

Tonight, we feast on the tuna, tuna belly, mackerel, mussels, and an olive oil tasting!

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

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 12:48 pm
by T Welch
We are loving the 2021 olive oil and the mussels a couple of days ago were very tasty.

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

Posted: May 5th, 2021, 10:23 am
by Anton D
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 was the equal of the mackerel.

4) The mussels made for interesting discussion!

The Bay Leaf was a significant flavor component. I also felt the flavor to be slightly reminiscent of Ordoki Mandrágora. (https://www.alandia.de/liquor-mandrake-mandragora.html)

The younger people flipped for them, my 23 year old son is a mussel head and just couldn't stop savoring them. I am 61 and when I was a kid some medicines were heavily "Bay Leaf" flavored, which my brain perceived as a medicinal taste. My 91 year old MIL said the same, independently! The texture was perfect, it just took a moment for my brain to disconnect from distant experience. The younger people had no similar history and greatly enjoyed these!

5) The Veleta olive oil won our mini blind tasting. We compared to California Olive Ranch oils: their blended oil and their Arbequina. (They have been working to fill the gap left when Lucero stopped doing business.) All three are delicious, with great acid balance. The blend came in third, it was a light style. Some tasters preferred the Arbequina to the Veleta, but it was razor close....my wife and I preferred the Veleta....all three were tasted with fresh and then lightly toasted ciabatta pieces.

I left the specific bottling info at home, but we tasted with 2017 Ceritas and 2017 Aubert chards and both had the structure and acidity to withstand the onslaught of fish and oil. We were very happy with the wine matches.

All in all, this was a total home run by Veleta on BD!!!!

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

Posted: May 5th, 2021, 11:32 am
by Joe Chanley
thanks Anton

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

Posted: May 5th, 2021, 12:53 pm
by Anton D
Joe Chanley wrote: May 5th, 2021, 11:32 am thanks Anton
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Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

Posted: May 5th, 2021, 2:48 pm
by Nola Palomar
Anton D wrote: May 5th, 2021, 10:23 am 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 was the equal of the mackerel.

4) The mussels made for interesting discussion!

The Bay Leaf was a significant flavor component. I also felt them flavor to be slightly reminiscent of Ordoki Mandrágora. (https://www.alandia.de/liquor-mandrake-mandragora.html)

The younger people flipped for them, my 23 year old son is a mussel head and just couldn't stop savoring them. I am 61 and when I was a kid some medicines were heavily "Bay Leaf" flavored, which my brain perceived as a medicinal taste. My 91 year old MIL said the same, independently! The texture was perfect, it just took a moment for my brain to disconnect from distant experience. The younger people had no similar history and greatly enjoyed these!

5) The Veleta olive oil won our mini blind tasting. We compared to California Olive Ranch oils: their blended oil and their Arbequina. (They have been working to fill the gap left when Lucero stopped doing business.) All three are delicious, with great acid balance. The blend came in third, it was a light style. Some tasters preferred the Arbequina to the Veleta, but it was razor close....my wife and I preferred the Veleta....all three were tasted with fresh and then lightly toasted ciabatta pieces.

I left the specific bottling info at home, but we tasted with 2017 Ceritas and 2017 Aubert chards and both had the structure and acidity to withstand the onslaught of fish and oil. We were very happy with the wine matches.

All in all, this was a total home run by Veleta on BD!!!!

What a special tasting!! Thank you!!
I needed a little pick me up today! flirtysmile

We were at a car dealership in Almeria once waiting on one of the cars to be repaired and at the bar in the waiting area they served us potato chips with mussels placed on and about the chips. They also drizzled the vinaigrette over the chips. Very yummy!!

The mackerel used to be 1/4 the the price of the tuna. They are just a pricey now. There is a fish from the Mediterranean called Melva de Canutera which is an amazing type of mackerel. If I’m able to get to Spain this summer I will try to source some to import. It used to come only in a large can of about 1 - 2kg. We would open it and leave the olive oil, put it in the frig and just take out what we wanted little by little. The Spaniards would not bother to put it in a separate container with a lid, just left it in the can with the oil.

Veleta EVOO is made from Lechin de Granada olives, they are small olives and are harvested predominantly ripe vs many other varieties of olives that can be machine harvested when green. My oil is a softer sweeter type of oil. It is very malleable and is able to be used in a wide variety of dishes as well as just alone with bread or with you favorite salad.

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

Posted: May 5th, 2021, 4:08 pm
by T Welch
Nola Palomar wrote: May 5th, 2021, 2:48 pm
We were at a car dealership in Almeria once waiting on one of the cars to be repaired and at the bar in the waiting area they served us potato chips with mussels placed on and about the chips. They also drizzled the vinaigrette over the chips. Very yummy!!
Yep, we served the mussels on potato chips and loved them!