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by Ghandih
09:16 Tue 10 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 5689

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Hello all, I hope you're well. Long time no post, and tbh I'd rather not have to. But, Mrs Gh and I have moved to the seaside (well, Bournemouth), and the logistics of getting ourselves up to the Big Smoke for Port on a Thursday evening are [is "logistics" plural?] beyond us for the time being. Ther...
by Ghandih
23:44 Thu 17 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 5689

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Good news, Mr W. It took some organisation, but I have managed to reschedule my haircut (to the week before), so I am now free for this event and would certainly like to attend. The undoubtedly even better news is Mrs Gh is also Up for the Cup (of port). Presumably we will have to arrange childcare,...
by Ghandih
22:23 Fri 22 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corkscrew recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Corkscrew recommendations

Hi all, Thank-you for your advice. Seems the Durand is the fella. Derek, the AhSo has arrived safely, thank-you. If only I had a decent excuse to open a nice bottle of vintage port. Hang on, it's my birthday (well, almost). And I don't really need an excuse anyway, of course. I'll post how I get on ...
by Ghandih
17:36 Sun 03 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 5
Views: 901

1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional

[Having to get the title right here rather spoils the surprise in the story but never mind. Editor, please could you tidy as you see fit, and move stuff around as necessary - I hope folk will find the entry interesting and useful...] My family and I were invited by a long-term friend and known port-...
by Ghandih
22:20 Sat 02 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corkscrew recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Corkscrew recommendations

Hi all, Long time, no chat, I know, but hello again everyone. I hope you are all well. And I wonder, would you be willing to pontificate on corkscrews for me...? I had some port with friends yesterday, of which more soon, for tis exciting, but we had trouble with his corkscrew, which fundamentally w...
by Ghandih
21:11 Sun 30 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 3
Views: 727

1967 Taylor Vargellas

Hello all, Long time, no speak, but here I am, prompted to check in by a fabulous bottle of TV67 cracked last night, and the guidance I received from TPF postings before opening it. Mrs Gh and I had a university friend of mine and his family to stay. Last time I visited him, he opened a bottle of Wa...
by Ghandih
17:45 Fri 14 Sep 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th September
Replies: 49
Views: 8518

Re: Tuesday 18th September

Hello, you crazy cats. Sorry I can't make this one, but I will be particularly interested to hear what you think. Keep me posted, eh?

Ghandi
by Ghandih
13:56 Mon 04 Apr 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Fridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Wine Fridge

Hello all, In anticipation of meeting many of you tonight, I'd like to nudge your grey cells into a matter that's been bothering me of late, and seek your combined wisdom... In a truly careless design failure recently, I allowed the pump for the underfloor heating of the Ghandih residence's new exte...
by Ghandih
22:36 Sun 03 Apr 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A birthday tasting 2011 - 4th April 2011
Replies: 153
Views: 18376

Dress code

Dear all, Jolly excited about the forthcoming tasting - what with Fonseca having surpassed Taylor as my fave port, and there being quite a bit of Fonseca on the menu tomorrow. I haven't been able to find dress instructions for the event, which is slightly surprising, given the attention to detail an...
by Ghandih
23:42 Tue 21 Dec 2010
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Taylor and Cheese, December 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Taylor and Cheese, December 2010

Dear Port Forum Although you may be fooled into thinking this is Ghandhih here, you'd be wrong. This is in fact his wife - yes SCP-DFO. I feel compelled to post a reply to this thread. I'm sorry it is not in my own name, but I can't find either my login or password - I will rectify this! Apologies i...
by Ghandih
23:15 Tue 21 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor
Replies: 95
Views: 16831

Re: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor

...and, having made Mrs G aware of the tasting, she has expressed keenness and excitement - could we reserve her a slot, too? I believe she has her own log in, but has forgotten her login and password. If any admin folk could help us get over that particular snag, we would be very grateful. Ghandhih
by Ghandih
10:57 Tue 21 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor
Replies: 95
Views: 16831

Re: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor

Hello Alex,
This sounds right up my street, and no mistake. As you observe, I may even be able to supply a bottle, which would be an exciting new step for me, rather than having to rely on others' generosity. Please could I reserve a place in the 2nd XIV?
Ghandih
by Ghandih
09:52 Sun 28 Feb 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 55 @ 55
Replies: 46
Views: 5588

Re: 55 @ 55

Hello all, I could have sworn that I had registered an interest in this previously. Is it possible that I did and it got lost, or am I simply wrong? It's been known to happen. Please could I hop on the list, at any rate? I've whizzed through the postings and couldn't find a date - presumably this sh...
by Ghandih
23:45 Tue 15 Dec 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: December 17th - TPF Christmas 2009 Offline
Replies: 105
Views: 10942

Re: December 17th - TPF Christmas 2009 Offline

Friends, I'm at the Saffron Hotel, and hoping to join in on team transport home. I think I'll be arriving sufficiently late by train to merit walking directly to The Bell, so would appreciate it if someone could do the key honours for me (by which I mean collect them and bring them along for me). I'...
by Ghandih
15:12 Wed 09 Dec 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: December 17th - TPF Christmas 2009 Offline
Replies: 105
Views: 10942

Re: December 17th - TPF Christmas 2009 Offline

I have no amendments to make to the placemats, but I can confirm that I'm sinister. After a far bit of shennanigans, I've got the pass card stamped by Mrs Gh, so I am hereby defo on for it, and getting excited, as I am wont to do. While I admit it's not large cow lumps, I am chuffed to report that I...
by Ghandih
17:49 Tue 03 Nov 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: October 2011 - A Diagonal Repeated
Replies: 44
Views: 4621

Re: October 2010 - A Diagonal Repeated

Dear all,

This looks fairly and squarely in my favourite tasting window, so please could I request a seat at the table? And port, obviously. :D

Ghandih
by Ghandih
22:15 Tue 13 Oct 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor Fladgate v Symington - time and place TBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2919

Re: Taylor Fladgate v Symington - London - 13th Nov 09

Hello esteemed friends, It seems to me that we need to start moving this forward, even though I am unable to position myself in the vanguard that this posting suggests would befit me [blame the kids]. Therefore, I am hoping to nudge debate towards some conclusion on what we are going to do. The firs...
by Ghandih
17:09 Tue 29 Sep 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warres Vertical October 2nd
Replies: 57
Views: 9900

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Dear all, I am very pleased to say that I have got the nod to come along on Friday, and have (I hope) made the necessary bank transfer to smooth the way. I'm also rather chuffed to mention that I have become a dad for the second time; Alexandra (Lexie) Susan Claire Ghandhi was born at 04:15 on the 2...
by Ghandih
21:21 Tue 08 Sep 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warres Vertical October 2nd
Replies: 57
Views: 9900

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Friends,

Many thanks for the invitation. I would be delighted to attend. My wife is likely to be "with child" for no more than two more weeks, which will make things a little hectic at home, but I hope that, with careful timing of my request, I will be able to get my card stamped.

Ghandih
by Ghandih
12:15 Sun 09 Aug 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor Fladgate v Symington - time and place TBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2919

Re: Taylor Fladgate v Symington - London - 13th Nov 09

All, The original idea in the other thread was to try to figure out which is the best shipper. It seems two approaches have been proposed - to ask TF and S to bring along their champions, or to bring the generally-accepted best years (63, 66, 70, 77) of Taylor/Fonseca/Croft versus Graham/Dow/Warre. ...
by Ghandih
14:09 Thu 18 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A Taylor vertical, quite large
Replies: 23
Views: 4128

Re: A Taylor vertical, quite large

Hello all, Taylor was, until Fonseca hove into view at the F-Plan tasting, my favouritest port, so I would very much like to be on the list of eager attendees. I also have more Taylor than any other port, having been given several bottles of T85 as wedding presents. However, we did promise we'd drin...
by Ghandih
22:11 Wed 17 Jun 2009
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Leakers, Wokingham, Thursday 11 June 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2164

Re: The Leakers, Wokingham, Thursday 11 June 2009

Dear all, As ever, a rather tardy note from me, to echo the round of thanks to Alex for a fab evening, wonderful ports, cheeses and a triffic barbecue too. I have a few photos but no idea how to upload them - any advice would be appreciated (assuming you'd like to see, for instance, how we got the b...
by Ghandih
21:14 Wed 17 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Martinez vertical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Martinez vertical?

Hi Conky, all, How is this working? There hasn't been an invitation or anything, but I'd rather like to join in the potential event, if I might, subject to availability and what-not. I thoroughly enjoyed my previous outing to The North, and got home without catching Scurvy, so I'm prepared to risk i...
by Ghandih
13:30 Mon 08 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: December 17th - TPF Christmas 2009 Offline
Replies: 105
Views: 10942

Re: TPF Christmas 2009 Offline

Hello everyone, Could I also express interest in attending? Sounds like a fine occasion, as ever. Ghandih PS As usual I don't know where to suggest this, so I'm just leaving it hanging in a post scriptum in the hope someone will notice and cope: could I request that someone with The Power adjusts th...
by Ghandih
13:25 Mon 08 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: So, err, what's the best shipper, eh?
Replies: 82
Views: 7286

Re: So, err, what's the best shipper, eh?

Umm. Has the split happened? I'm trying to keep occasional tabs on my baby, even though it's gone off and found a career of its own...