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.

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My Next Events

Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
TWS New Zealand's Family of Twelve @ Landmark Arts Centre
We take a completely fresh perspective on New Zealand in March as we taste the wines from each of the Family of Twelve. This extraordinary family consists of some of the best known names in[...]
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS China - an emerging wine power? @ The Britannia Pub
RWS is proud to present a truly historic first in its history as we focus the spotlight on China. The progress and development of Chinese viticulture has been nothing short of miraculous and China is[...]
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS China - an emerging wine power? @ The Britannia Pub
RWS is proud to present a truly historic first in its history as we focus the spotlight on China. The progress and development of Chinese viticulture has been nothing short of miraculous and China is[...]
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
David Moret - Fine White Burgundy Masterclass @ Bacco Restaurant | Richmond | United Kingdom
In April we will taste the top quality white Burgundy David Moret makes from his small cellar in Beaune. David studied winemaking at school, but didn’t have a family domaine to work in when he[...]
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
StMWS Rhone Valley Wine Tasting @ Le Salon Privé | Twickenham | United Kingdom
The Rhone Valley is our subject in March, and we will explore a fabulous range of famous names and contrasting styles – and match them with Le Salon Privé’s delicious cuisine.  From Viognier-based Condrieu in the[...]
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS North East Italy Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
We visit the regions of Alto Adige, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia for the first time in several years and we are spoilt for choice. It is far too easy for Tuscany and Piedmont to get all the[...]
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS North East Italy Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
We visit the regions of Alto Adige, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia for the first time in several years and we are spoilt for choice. It is far too easy for Tuscany and Piedmont to get all the[...]
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
TWS North East Italy Wine Tasting @ Landmark Arts Centre
We visit the regions of Alto Adige, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia for the first time in several years and we are spoilt for choice. It is far too easy for Tuscany and Piedmont to get all the[...]
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
New Zealand challenge - Cloudy Bay vs Greywacke Masterclass @ Bacco Restaurant | Richmond | United Kingdom
Many of you will know Kevin Judd from our tour to New Zealand and how he founded Greywacke after he left Cloudy Bay. I have put together an amazing tasting that will pit his wines[...]
RWS Provence Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS Provence Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
In June our topic is suitably summery. Be warned though – this is not just an opportunity to quaff some decent rosé and pretend we are in Provence. This region has a serious white and[...]
RWS Provence Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS Provence Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
In June our topic is suitably summery. Be warned though – this is not just an opportunity to quaff some decent rosé and pretend we are in Provence. This region has a serious white and[...]
TWS Provence Wine Tasting @ Landmark Arts Centre
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
TWS Provence Wine Tasting @ Landmark Arts Centre
In June our topic is suitably summery. Be warned though – this is not just an opportunity to quaff some decent rosé and pretend we are in Provence. This region has a serious white and[...]
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
StMWS Fine German Wine Tasting @ Le Salon Privé | Twickenham | United Kingdom
In July we will be indulging in one of the greatest pleasures in the world – fine German wine.  As those who came with me to Germany last year know,  the Riesling grape has potential to[...]
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Summer Masterclass Dinner @ Home | Teddington | England | United Kingdom
Every summer I open the french doors, put the table outside and wait for the rain to start… However, we are generally lucky with the weather so this should be a lovely evening of great[...]
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Summer Masterclass Dinner @ Home | Teddington | England | United Kingdom
Every summer I open the french doors, put the table outside and wait for the rain to start… However, we are generally lucky with the weather so this should be a lovely evening of great[...]
RWS The Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS The Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Every year we dust off our tasting technique, and practice on an eclectic selection of wines – the lucky winner will be crowned ‘Blind Wine Tasting Champion of 2017’. Absolutely no knowledge is required to[...]
RWS The Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS The Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Every year we dust off our tasting technique, and practice on an eclectic selection of wines – the lucky winner will be crowned ‘Blind Wine Tasting Champion of 2017’. Absolutely no knowledge is required to[...]
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS Medal Winning Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
The results of the major wine competitions are announced, and we will take the chance to investigate whether the medals and awards are reserved.  The International Wine Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards, Sommelier Wine[...]
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS Medal Winning Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
The results of the major wine competitions are announced, and we will take the chance to investigate whether the medals and awards are reserved.  The International Wine Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards, Sommelier Wine[...]
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Iconic Australian Masterclass @ Bacco | England | United Kingdom
In September we head to Bacco, for a trek around some of Australia’s most exciting wineries and most innovative winemakers and to taste some superb wines. Coonawarra, Barossa, Clare and Mclaren Vale will be but some[...]
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS South Africa Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
South Africa straddles the old and the new worlds – wine has been made here since 1650, and in the eighteenth century the sweet wines of Constantia were famed in Europe before first growth clarets and[...]
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS South Africa Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
South Africa straddles the old and the new worlds – wine has been made here since 1650, and in the eighteenth century the sweet wines of Constantia were famed in Europe before first growth clarets and[...]
TWS Medal Winning Wine Tasting @ Landmark Arts Centre
Oct 20 @ 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 reserved.  The International Wine Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards, Sommelier Wine[...]
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Montalcino Masterclass – stunning town & sensational wines @ 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. Montalcino is a beautiful hilltop town that oversees some of the most expensive viticultural[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]