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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Yep, for me it’s all about the Cabs. I stray some, but that smooth, deep, oaky character is my default wheelhouse. For her, though, we’ve been meaning for a couple decades to do a Pinot vineyard tasting tour in that NW Oregon region....someday we’ll get it done. I think this year — Covid allowing — we’re finally going to hit the Walla Walla area, another local winery hotspot that for some reason we’ve yet to visit.
    If you like Cabernets you will love Walla Walla. It is a region of big bold reds. Just don't go in August, it is unbearably hot. The food scene there really caters to the wine tourism as well. Not a Pinot to be found though.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I completely agree with you on Pinot's. This one while while still pretty light does not have that flowery or perfume taste. Two others that fit that bill are Ken Wright cellars and Domaine Drouhin from the Willamette valley. Those two are more than double the price of Road 31 though. I will take a Walla Walla Cabernet or a Rogue Valley Syrah over any Pinot though. Did have a bottle of Road 31 last weekend. Good but pretty young. Needs a couple of years in the bottle.
    Yep, for me it’s all about the Cabs. I stray some, but that smooth, deep, oaky character is my default wheelhouse. For her, though, we’ve been meaning for a couple decades to do a Pinot vineyard tasting tour in that NW Oregon region....someday we’ll get it done. I think this year — Covid allowing — we’re finally going to hit the Walla Walla area, another local winery hotspot that for some reason we’ve yet to visit.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    My wife would be jealous...she loves Pinots. I find them a bit too light and vaguely perfumed for my taste, but I have had a few that were quite good...I suspect this one of yours would join that rarified club.
    I completely agree with you on Pinot's. This one while while still pretty light does not have that flowery or perfume taste. Two others that fit that bill are Ken Wright cellars and Domaine Drouhin from the Willamette valley. Those two are more than double the price of Road 31 though. I will take a Walla Walla Cabernet or a Rogue Valley Syrah over any Pinot though. Did have a bottle of Road 31 last weekend. Good but pretty young. Needs a couple of years in the bottle.

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  • RonClinton
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    My wife would be jealous...she loves Pinots. I find them a bit too light and vaguely perfumed for my taste, but I have had a few that were quite good...I suspect this one of yours would join that rarified club.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Ender's Game was my first purchase from Centipede. Still not sure how I managed to grab a copy back then, but I did.

    Heck, I actually had three copies in my possession at one time because the first two had all sorts of glue issues.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Great addition with the new Ender book! And nice pics!

    Mine is currently making its away through the postal service system.

    It looks great paired with Ender’s Game. Nice to see the aesthetics match up so well. I unfortunately missed out on Ender’s Game when it was issued and now can’t afford those aftermarket prices. So know that I am awfully jealous!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    The other day (time is still an illusion - Thursday maybe?) my copy of Ender's Way from Centipede Press arrived. As expected, it's a beautiful production. I actually had forgotten it was a collection of Ender stories so I may end up actually readying this instead of just putting it on the shelf.

    It also matches Ender's Game really well. Can't wait for Speaker for the Dead next!

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  • Martin
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    So wayyy back in 2004 my wife and I attended a multiple day wine festival in Park City Utah. Attending a massive wine event in a state that is essentially run by a church was very interesting. One of the events we attended was a presentation by two wine makers all about making Pinot Noir. During the presentation there were cases of their wines to drink. The first winemaker attempted to show us that a good Pinot would be produced for about $10 a bottle. She failed in that attempt as her wine was borderline undrinkable. The other was a winemaker who had begun a one man winery making pinot that sold for about $35 a bottle. He sold all his wine through a private mail list and if he had any left over he sold them to local restaurants. We are allotted a case a year. We only buy 3 to 6 bottles every few years as we generally stick with Bolder reds but his wine is fantastic. This years shipment arrived yesterday. I will take a bottle to the beach with me this weekend and age the rest. It is also the only wine I have ever purchased that includes an owners manual and the winemakers phone number in case you have questions.
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  • Martin
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    Managed to snag a very coveted (by me) book recently! It is scheduled to arrive on Friday. I will be out of town so it will spend a few days at the mail box until the following Tuesday,

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  • mhatchett
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    Happy Easter! I like them very much. Hard to see, but they are up to four now. The have a quiet academic feel to them. I like the Swan River, Sarob, Tartarus Press books in general. November Night Tales is a favorite.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    And this came in today!



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    Noticed the 3 volumes of Uncertainties behind the Best of Whispers.

    What was your impression of these?

    Been debating on picking these up for a while, but have not felt the need to pull the trigger so far.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I am aware of these but never thought of acquiring them until I saw your photos. Very nice!
    Hope you enjoy Martin. I think they are cool on so many levels, almost like time capsules for 80-90s horror.

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  • Martin
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    I am aware of these but never thought of acquiring them until I saw your photos. Very nice!

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by mulleins View Post
    Wow! Those Whispers are AWESOME!

    Great collection.

    Mulleins
    Thanks, just waiting on #3!

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  • mulleins
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    Wow! Those Whispers are AWESOME!

    Great collection.

    Mulleins

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