Richmond Wine Society

Since 2006 Richmond Wine Society has run monthly wine tastings covering a diverse range of wines in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

We meet at the Britannia Inn, in Brewer’s Lane, in their upstairs room, and the price of the tasting includes a two course meal with wine. Most months we run two events (the same lineup of wines at each), usually on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. We have a membership of over 200, and every month over 50 people attend across the two nights.  Read the blog to find out more about our latest tastings.

The format of the evening is designed to be friendly and informal, but informative as well. Absolutely no knowledge of wine is required and whether you are a complete novice or an experienced taster there is plenty to learn and enjoy – most of the wines we taste retail at £10-£50, and some months we sample something very rare and expensive.

The host is Tim Syrad.  Tim has over 25 years experience entertaining and informing people about wine, and is a member of the Association of Wine Educators. He also runs the St Margarets and Teddington Wine Societies, as well as fine wine Masterclasses, wine courses, corporate events and wine tours.  He is a fervent advocate that wine tasting should be fun, celebrating the enjoyment that wine brings, whether in discovering a new wine variety or region, or perceiving a new aroma or taste, or identifying a fascinating match between wine and food.

Click on any of the events shown below for more details and to book a place – or sign up for our regular updates and receive a 20% discount on your first event!

The next Richmond Wine Society Events are:

May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS North East Italy Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
In May, Richmond Wine Society visits the Northern Italian 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[...]
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RWS North East Italy Wine Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
In May, Richmond Wine Society visits the Northern Italian 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]