conroo


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Hi gang, I'm posting in the first spot for easy reference.

The OWWT#1 will happen on Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. at Visible Voice Books (and wine bar) in Cleveland! WooHooooo!

djvitruvius will try to stop in and say howdy!

WD will be sending a surprise!

conroo = Polyphemus
bill3490
Luci444
Daystar plus 2 = manchego (cheese) and a Castoro Cellars Reserve Tempranillo 2005
squeaks321 + 05 Poizin and some hard goat's milk cheese & crackers

not sure: skrist01

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conroo


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I'm in!
Sept. is good except 26-27
Any weekend in Oct. would be great (my birthday month)!

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MaxAlex


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conroo wrote:I'm in!
Sept. is good except 26-27
Any weekend in Oct. would be great (my birthday month)!




Hello conroo. Where are you at in Ohio? Those days don't work for me eithor, but I'm open throughout the rest of the month & October. Any ideas how to get others involved?

djvitruvius


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I'd be down for some action in the NEOhio area.

Available the following weekends:
Aug 22-24
Sep 6-8
Sep 13-15
Last half of October

boatman72


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Live in Brunswick, but have very busy schedule. Have das boat in Lorain and hook line sinker season is fast approaching. Would consider.

conroo


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MaxAlex wrote:Hello conroo. Where are you at in Ohio? Those days don't work for me eithor, but I'm open throughout the rest of the month & October. Any ideas how to get others involved?




I'm in the NW corner in a little town named Ottawa. (Remember last year's flood in the news?) I'm perfectly willing to travel to the Cleveland area for a get-together. My sister is in Bay Village, so I can stay there.

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Daystar


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I'm in. I'm in Akron - Cleveland.

Will keep an eye on the thread to see where this goes.

bill3490


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Sounds like fun. I'll be there!

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MaxAlex


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conroo wrote:I'm in the NW corner in a little town named Ottawa. (Remember last year's flood in the news?) I'm perfectly willing to travel to the Cleveland area for a get-together. My sister is in Bay Village, so I can stay there.




On a serious noet. What wines should we try? I know a few wine shops that would be more than happy to host us and not charge us through the nose. I'm not in acentral location, nor an easy place to get to. I also know of a catering facility who would lend us a room and even be part of the group.

Let's pick a date in September - a friday or saturday evening?

conroo


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MaxAlex wrote:On a serious noet. What wines should we try? I know a few wine shops that would be more than happy to host us and not charge us through the nose. I'm not in acentral location, nor an easy place to get to. I also know of a catering facility who would lend us a room and even be part of the group.

Let's pick a date in September - a friday or saturday evening?



Since this is our 1st owwt, wht don't we keep it to wooted wines, but aim for a variety. Begin with whites and end with reds?

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conroo


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Gah! Sept. 18-21 is out for me, too!

I'm game for Saturday, Sept. 13. What do you all think?

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MaxAlex


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conroo wrote:Gah! Sept. 18-21 is out for me, too!

I'm game for Saturday, Sept. 13. What do you all think?



Okay. Lets work with Sept 13th. Where is the next question. Anyone else out there with some ideas?

conroo


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MaxAlex wrote:Okay. Lets work with Sept 13th. Where is the next question. Anyone else out there with some ideas?



DJ offered up his place the last time. Are you game DJ? I still have you on my Google Earth.

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djvitruvius


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conroo wrote:DJ offered up his place the last time. Are you game DJ? I still have you on my Google Earth.



Sure! Why not? I can do the 13th.

Daystar


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I will be in NY from 11th - 13th for the Minitek Festival. No worries though, I'll catch the 2nd one.

conroo


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djvitruvius wrote:Sure! Why not? I can do the 13th.



DJ, that's great! Thank you so much!

Ok, we have a place to go. Is everyone else good with Sept 13?

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woopdedoo


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conroo wrote:DJ, that's great! Thank you so much!

Ok, we have a place to go. Is everyone else good with Sept 13?



Though I live in Michigan, I am from Akron and I wanted to share a recent "buckeye" story with you all. The Dairy Store and MSU has taken to making a "Big 10" lineup of ice cream flavors. The one for Ohio says it contains buckeyes. Not thinking that buckeyes are even edible, I asked the person behind the counter if it does actually contain buckeyes. They emphtically said yes. Of course, I tried it and didn't notice any nut kind of stuff at all. I said, where are the buckeyes. And they pointed out these Reeses like round orbs of chocolate. "Those are the buckeyes" they exclaimed. I suggested that these are buckeye candies, not real buckeyes. Turns out, they thought that what "real" buckeyes were - had never seen nor heard of the real thing. A light went on when they realized that the OSU mascot was a pretty weird looking character.

conroo


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woopdedoo wrote:Though I live in Michigan, I am from Akron and I wanted to share a recent "buckeye" story with you all. The Dairy Store and MSU has taken to making a "Big 10" lineup of ice cream flavors. The one for Ohio says it contains buckeyes. Not thinking that buckeyes are even edible, I asked the person behind the counter if it does actually contain buckeyes. They emphtically said yes. Of course, I tried it and didn't notice any nut kind of stuff at all. I said, where are the buckeyes. And they pointed out these Reeses like round orbs of chocolate. "Those are the buckeyes" they exclaimed. I suggested that these are buckeye candies, not real buckeyes. Turns out, they thought that what "real" buckeyes were - had never seen nor heard of the real thing. A light went on when they realized that the OSU mascot was a pretty weird looking character.



Funny story woopdedoo. Those MSU students aren't too bright, are they.

I challenge them to walk barefoot under a Buckeye tree in the fall. They surely will change their minds about the ferocity of the Buckeye! OUCH!

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MaxAlex


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conroo wrote:DJ, that's great! Thank you so much!

Ok, we have a place to go. Is everyone else good with Sept 13?




I'm can make the 13th.

fermentedwisdom


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Hi conroo,

Sorry, but I'm in Columbus -- and am an OSU grad -- so Sept. 13th is already booked for me (and almost everyone else in this city, I imagine). Thanks for keeping me in the loop on these, I'll try and hit the next one.

Jim

conroo wrote:Gah! Sept. 18-21 is out for me, too!

I'm game for Saturday, Sept. 13. What do you all think?



conroo


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fermentedwisdom wrote:Hi conroo,

Sorry, but I'm in Columbus -- and am an OSU grad -- so Sept. 13th is already booked for me (and almost everyone else in this city, I imagine). Thanks for keeping me in the loop on these, I'll try and hit the next one.

Jim



Without Daystar and fermentedwisdom, maybe we should try for a date in October instead.
What does everyone want?

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djvitruvius


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conroo wrote:Without Daystar and fermentedwisdom, maybe we should try for a date in October instead.
What does everyone want?



Does seem like a small crowd. Perhaps postponing is the best way to go.

MaxAlex


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djvitruvius wrote:Does seem like a small crowd. Perhaps postponing is the best way to go.



I would agree. It would appear that there is less than 10 who have shown any interest. I'm very flexible as to dates.

Daystar


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conroo wrote:Without Daystar and fermentedwisdom, maybe we should try for a date in October instead.
What does everyone want?



That would be great! I'd really like to join. I'll keep an eye on this thread, suggest a date, Oct. is pretty open at this point.

conroo


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Daystar wrote:That would be great! I'd really like to join. I'll keep an eye on this thread, suggest a date, Oct. is pretty open at this point.



Well, lets shoot for October, Cuyahoga Valley would be very pretty in the fall, that is if we keep the Cleveland location.

I'm open every weekend in October.

Does anyone have a preference on dates? Please post away!
Lets do this!

EDIT:
fermentedwisdom, the Bucks have away games on 10/4 (Wisconsin) and 10/18 (Michigan State) do you attend away games?

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skrist01


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I'm from Columbus. But if you want to do NE Ohio (and pick up some MI wooters), I'll bet The Andersons would love to host us.

Let me know. I was a manager there for many years and am still a devoted wine customer.

soozq

djvitruvius


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The first weekend in October is definitely no good for me. The other weekends in October are all up in the air for me at the moment, so my availability for October (and November for that matter) is tentative at best. So, I may have to sit this one out.

Luci444


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I am interested. From Columbus but not an OSU fan so most weekends are good for me. I will share one of my precious PoiZin bottles.

conroo


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Luci444 wrote:I am interested. From Columbus but not an OSU fan so most weekends are good for me. I will share one of my precious PoiZin bottles.



Oh, how very gracious of you! Mine are all gone! I'm hoping there will be another offering this fall.

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conroo


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djvitruvius wrote:The first weekend in October is definitely no good for me. The other weekends in October are all up in the air for me at the moment, so my availability for October (and November for that matter) is tentative at best. So, I may have to sit this one out.



Sorry DJ, you have offered your place twice and the OWWT#1 hasn't come together yet. (We must be driving you mad. Muuwhahahahaha!)
Thank you very, very much for your generosity.

I'm going to post some dates based on what's been noted in this forum as soon as I get home from work. (I'm on a deadline, here)

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conroo


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H-e-l-l-o-o! Were is everyone?

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cjsiege


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BUMP! I'm trying to help you get some interest here, conroo! Good luck! Suggest you just pick a date and work from there. No one seems to like to decide.

ddeuddeg


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cjsiege wrote:BUMP! I'm trying to help you get some interest here, conroo! Good luck! Suggest you just pick a date and work from there. No one seems to like to decide.



That's interesting, I was just looking at this thread, thinking that Cleveland is only a few hours from Buffalo. The next month is pretty jammed up, but I could see making the journey to NE Ohio, if the date works. I'd like to see you guys make it happen.
I'm still thinking about trying to get a Western NY tasting set up. I'd host it, but it's starting to look like not until spring.

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conroo


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cjsiege wrote:BUMP! I'm trying to help you get some interest here, conroo! Good luck! Suggest you just pick a date and work from there. No one seems to like to decide.



Thanks cjseige!

I will propose Saturday, Oct. 25 in Cleveland, based on the comments of the Ohio wine-wooters.

Anybody second, third, fourth, etc. it? Let's make it happen!

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Daystar


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I can do any weekend except 9/11-9/14 and 9/26-9/28

MaxAlex


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conroo wrote:Thanks cjseige!

I will propose Saturday, Oct. 25 in Cleveland, based on the comments of the Ohio wine-wooters.

Anybody second, third, fourth, etc. it? Let's make it happen!



I'm in for the 25th.

djvitruvius


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Best to still list me as up in the air for the 25th, but we'll see what my schedule brings.

Daystar


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Is this moving forward?

cjsiege


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Daystar wrote:Is this moving forward?


Appears to be moving forward on 10/25. Check first post - conroo has updated it.

conroo


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Daystar wrote:Is this moving forward?



I'm hoping so. We need boatman72, MaxAlex, fermentedwisdom, skrist01, and ddeuddeg to check in and make a commitment one way or another.

Then we need to figure out the other details, such as:
Where
What time
Who's bringing what

:fingers and toes are crossed:

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