Local Wine Tastings

I run the Richmond Wine Society , Teddington Wine Society and St Margarets Wine Society.

We meet monthly or bi monthly, and attract people of all ages and knowledge levels, from experienced tasters to complete beginners, who enjoy a informative and entertaining evening of wine with food.

RWS 24.2.15Many attendees have little or no formal knowledge of wine but enjoy discovering new wine regions and varieties, and learning a bit about the background to the wines they are tasting, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, with an accompanying meal.

Most tastings concentrate on between six and ten wines from a particular region, or of a particular style or variety. Old and new world wines are covered, with a wide range of prices, including a wine worth £50 or more at most tastings.

I also run fine wine Masterclasses which are wonderful opportunities to taste older vintages, to compare vintages, and to match wines with different foods.

And I run occasional wine tasting courses exploring wine appreciation and food and wine pairing – including my very popular Cheese Course!


“Throughout the 17 years I have attended Tim’s wine tasting events, he has continued to deliver his extensive knowledge of wine and wine-making with great charm, and lots of humour, making the evenings not only informative, but also great fun. In the course of an average year, the tastings cover a kaleidoscope of different wine themes – interesting and entertaining for all, novices and experts alike. And the wines taste pretty good too!”
– Roger Heron – Richmond

We have been going to Teddington Wine Society events for a number of years. Tim runs the evenings with bonhomie and humour and wears his considerable knowledge lightly. The evenings are great fun, the wines are always a little bit different and help to expand knowledge and tasting horizons.”
– Fred Squire – Teddington

“I have attended the Richmond Wine society for over ten years and always enjoyed Tim’s self-effacing style and gentle humour. His knowledge is globally eclectic and presented in a clear, interesting and always stimulating way. Every guest I have taken there has enjoyed the evening immensely. Tim also offers a wide range of wines to buy and my red cellar has provided great pleasure to my own dinner guests.”
– Stephanie Campbell, Richmond

“I’ve been enjoying Tim’s tastings for over 20 years – he is a great teacher, raconteur and wine expert. He is seriously passionate about his wine, but there is nothing serious about his tastings, which are always informal and relaxed. A lovely way to spend an evening and enjoy some fantastic wines.”
– Bernard Norman, Kew