I’m Tim Syrad, and I have been educating and entertaining people about wine for over 20 years.

Through my monthly wine tastings in RichmondSt Margarets and Teddington, my wine tours to Europe and the New World and my corporate wine events, I celebrate the enjoyment that wine brings.

Together we discover new wine varieties and regions, new aromas and tastes, and fascinating matches between wine and food.  I connect wine lovers with wine makers, introducing the people whose passion and dedication create great wine to the people who enjoy it.

I also sell wines that have been popular at my tastings and send out occasional offers.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch or sign up for my regular updates.

My Next Events

Oct
27
Fri
TWS Medal Winning Wine Tasting @ Landmark Arts Centre
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
TWS Medal Winning Wine Tasting @ Landmark Arts Centre

The results of the major wine competitions are announced, and we will take the chance to investigate whether the medals and awards are deserved.  The International Wine Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards, Sommelier Wine Awards, The Wine Merchants Top 100 wines – all judged by panels of experts tasting wines blind.  Medals and Trophies are awarded for wines that express the best characteristics of their type – whether region, style or price point.

This is always a terrific tasting as we mainly focus on Gold and Trophy winners – reflecting the very best wines judged this year.

Oct
30
Mon
Brunello de Montalcino and Super Tuscans Masterclass @ Bacco Restaurant
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Brunello de Montalcino and Super Tuscans Masterclass @ Bacco Restaurant | Richmond | United Kingdom

Southern Tuscany is home to some Italy’s best wines – with Brunello di Montalcino being perhaps one of the best known.

We will explore the joys of the Sangiovese grape at its best, and also venture into Super Tuscan territory, exploring a comprenhensive range of wines from a top class mix of producers – a highlight being the Sassicaia 1994 in magnum!

Accompanied, of course, by a four course Bacco dinner.

Nov
22
Wed
StMWS Port and Other Fortified Wine Tasting @ Le Salon Privé
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
StMWS Port and Other Fortified Wine Tasting @ Le Salon Privé | Twickenham | United Kingdom

For our final tasting of the year, and anticipating the festive season, this November we will be exploring the world of Port and Fortified Wines. This type of wine is seriously undervalued when you analyse the low production volumes, long ageing and ultimately delicious taste. Alongside Port we will taste seriously good sherry, madeira and the odd fortified novelty. There will be some regular wine as well to ensure we are not overwhelmed in the the first half hour and a robust dinner will soak up the alcohol

St Margarets Wine Society offers informal, friendly and informative wine tastings accompanied by lovely food.

The tastings are hosted by Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, and also runs the monthly Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies, as well as fine wine Masterclasses.  He is a fervent advocate that wine is to be enjoyed without snobbery. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced taster, there will be plenty to learn and enjoy.

Nov
28
Tue
RWS Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub

Our final tasting of the year kicks off the Christmas season, with a fabulous line-up of wines to excite and inspire. We always push the boat out at Christmas with rare, unusual and expensive wines that combine a mix of tradition with quirky and eclectic.

Christmas starts with the RWS Extravaganza.

Nov
29
Wed
RWS Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub

Our final tasting of the year kicks off the Christmas season, with a fabulous line-up of wines to excite and inspire. We always push the boat out at Christmas with rare, unusual and expensive wines that combine a mix of tradition with quirky and eclectic.

Christmas starts with the RWS Extravaganza.

Dec
1
Fri
TWS Christmas Extravaganza @ Landmark Arts Centre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
TWS Christmas Extravaganza @ Landmark Arts Centre

Our final tasting of the year kicks off the Christmas season, with a fabulous line-up of wines to excite and inspire. We always push the boat out at Christmas with rare, unusual and expensive wines that combine a mix of tradition with quirky and eclectic.

Christmas starts with the TWS Extravaganza.

Dec
4
Mon
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home | Teddington | England | United Kingdom

Over four nights I will crack open some great wines and crank up the oven.  My Christmas Masterclass Dinners ‘At Home’ are always very popular and you can look forward to some culinary and drinking inspiration!

Dec
5
Tue
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home | Teddington | England | United Kingdom

Over four nights I will crack open some great wines and crank up the oven.  My Christmas Masterclass Dinners ‘At Home’ are always very popular and you can look forward to some culinary and drinking inspiration!

Dec
11
Mon
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home | Teddington | England | United Kingdom

Over four nights I will crack open some great wines and crank up the oven.  My Christmas Masterclass Dinners ‘At Home’ are always very popular and you can look forward to some culinary and drinking inspiration!

Dec
12
Tue
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Christmas Masterclass Dinner @ Home | Teddington | England | United Kingdom

Over four nights I will crack open some great wines and crank up the oven.  My Christmas Masterclass Dinners ‘At Home’ are always very popular and you can look forward to some culinary and drinking inspiration!