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NiagaraCOOL Photo Show

by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:54 pm

It was indeed a great pleasure to meet everyone this past weekend! Thank you to Howie for being a generous organizer, host, and cook! Ed Draves - thank you for all you did, too! Thank you Robin for picking me up at my hotel and for our GPS moments trying to get to the picnic location! It was truly a learning experience!

My wines of the weekend were:

Treleaven 2005 Dry Riesling Finger Lakes - there was no doubt this was incredibly well balanced with crisp acidity and nectarine/pear fruit with a very lingering and elegant finish.

Weingut G. Breuer 1976 Ruedesheimer Berg Rotland Riesling Auslese - I was just very intrigued by the tangerine color of this older wine, probably the oldest wine I have ever had. I was amazed by its very present acidity among the thick honey notes.

OW Holmes' Palazzo della Torre 1999 Allegrini - no doubt I am a total sucker for an excellent old world wine. It is a shame this producer from the land of my ancestors decided to go modern after the 2000 vintage, so I am told. I had a horrible experience with their 03 Valpolicella, but this 99 PDT was pure heaven. Luscious barnyard, elegant acidity, dark fruit without being jammy. YUMMMMMM! Thank you OW for bringing it!!!

I surprisingly enjoyed the Lover's Leap Cynthiana which went well with grilled Italian sausage from "La cucina del signore Howie".

Enjoy the photo show!

http://photoshow.comcast.net/watch/Bu2cI2uz
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by Bob Ross » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:20 pm

Thanks for the photos, Paulo. I was very sorry to have a conflict in scheduling, but your photos made me feel I was there.

Thanks. Regards, Bob
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:24 pm

Bob Ross wrote:Thanks for the photos, Paulo. I was very sorry to have a conflict in scheduling, but your photos made me feel I was there.

Thanks. Regards, Bob


Thanks, Bob! I look forward to meeting you one of these days - we are not that far from each other!!!! I am spending a week up in the Berkshires teaching at a Vocal camp in early July, then I head to Italy late July for our choral/cultural program in Umbria; I return mid August. Let me know when you are around this summer and we'll try to get together!
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by James Roscoe » Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:03 pm

Paulo,
I have never been to an event like this. Your pictures really clinch the deal for me. What a load of fun you guys had. Maybe if I show these pictures to my wife I can convince her that we should go to this or McCool Thanks again!
Cheers!
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:16 pm

James Roscoe wrote:Paulo,
I have never been to an event like this. Your pictures really clinch the deal for me. What a load of fun you guys had. Maybe if I show these pictures to my wife I can convince her that we should go to this or McCool Thanks again!
Cheers!
James


Thanks, James! Offlines are always exciting - that is why I made the effort to go!
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Re: NiagaraCOOL Photo Show

by Ed Draves » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:37 pm

fantastic presentation!
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:40 pm

Ed Draves wrote:fantastic presentation!


Thanks, Ed! Thank YOU for everything - you were very gracious!

By the way, I had the Enta Rosso that I bought at your store - it was a great Sicilian red - definitely not a fruit bomb, but quite elegant and spicy!!!
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by Bruce Hayes » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:05 pm

Wow. Great photo show Paulo. I really enjoyed looking at them. Perhaps one of these years I might actually make it to one myself.

Good job.
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:17 pm

Bruce Hayes wrote:Wow. Great photo show Paulo. I really enjoyed looking at them. Perhaps one of these years I might actually make it to one myself.

Good job.


Thanks, Bruce! It is certainly worth the effort - I am so gladd I went. Now, my next quest is to meet some of the West Coast folks at some point!
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by Howie Hart » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:48 pm

Wow!
Paulo that was great! Wish I could have been there. Oh yeah, I was :)
It was truly a peasure to spend time with you and everyone there. I was also very impressed with the Weingut G. Breuer 1976 Ruedesheimer Berg Rotland Riesling Auslese. I'll try to post my taste-off scores and other TNs in a day or so (still catching up :cry: .
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by OW Holmes » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:29 pm

Holy cow, Paulo. What a show. And I never noticed you taking a picture. What fun. Hope to see you at MoCOOL.
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:44 pm

OW Holmes wrote:Holy cow, Paulo. What a show. And I never noticed you taking a picture. What fun. Hope to see you at MoCOOL.


Thanks, OW! I would have taken even more pictures but I was very distracted enjoying the Palazzo della Torre you brought! 8)

Not sure I will be able to make it to MOCOOL as I will have just gotten back from spending 3 weeks in Italy. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife - please send her my regards!
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by JuliaB » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:30 pm

Bravo, Paulo! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it.
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:50 pm

JuliaB wrote:Bravo, Paulo! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it.
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Grazie, bella! :wink:
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by Tyler Brebbermann » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:58 am

It was a pleasure enjoying your pictures and the presentation Paulo. Hope to have mine as well as my tasting notes up soon. What a great weekend 8).

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by Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:44 am

Great stuff as usual, Paulo.
You're wasting your talents doing that singing thing. Instead you could go around the country and document off-lines, jeebi, and assorted COOLs. :wink:
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:47 am

Yeah, Bill, but think of the fun he has with the ladies who sing along with him!!!
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by Paulo in Philly » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:21 am

Tyler Brebbermann wrote:It was a pleasure enjoying your pictures and the presentation Paulo. Hope to have mine as well as my tasting notes up soon. What a great weekend 8).

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Thanks, Tyler! Was great fun to meet you and Josh! I look forward to your notes which I am sure will be fantastic! 8)
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by Paulo in Philly » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:22 am

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Great stuff as usual, Paulo.
You're wasting your talents doing that singing thing. Instead you could go around the country and document off-lines, jeebi, and assorted COOLs. :wink:


Thanks, Bill! Hey - if I can get paid doing this, I would be more than glad to go around the world taking pictures of wineries and wine gatherings! Hope all is well at your neck of the woods! :)
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by Victorwine » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:50 pm

Hi Paulo,
Excellent Photo-Show and great choice of music saw it at work today, very soothing.

Salute
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by Paulo in Philly » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:54 pm

Victorwine wrote:Hi Paulo,
Excellent Photo-Show and great choice of music saw it at work today, very soothing.

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Thanks, Victor!!
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by Jenise » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:26 pm

Great photos, Paulo. Tell me, is Paul B. the one in the shorts with the hat?

Love the music, too. It had me thinking Liz Story or Jim Chappell--not familiar with the artist it was instead though. Is that available on disc?
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by Paulo in Philly » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:30 pm

Jenise wrote:Great photos, Paulo. Tell me, is Paul B. the one in the shorts with the hat?

Love the music, too. It had me thinking Liz Story or Jim Chappell--not familiar with the artist it was instead though. Is that available on disc?


Thanks, Jenise. Yes - Paul B is wearing shorts and a hat (and a shirt, too! LOL). At the very end of the photo show credits appear and should have the name of the artist. I will look it up for you since I don't remember who it is. LOL. This is not part of my personal CD collection but from Comcast's collection.
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by OW Holmes » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:39 pm

Paulo Faustini wrote:Thanks, OW! I would have taken even more pictures but I was very distracted enjoying the Palazzo della Torre you brought!


Because of our positive experience with the '99, and to conserve the two I have left, I opened a '98 last night. I must have had this before but I don't remember. Not good. I couldn't even tell if it was not yet there (don't think so), was past being there (a possibility), or would never get there (a probability). Nuts.
Oh well, the '99 was a happy surprise.
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