Mob: 07850 329111

Independent Wine Merchant in South West London

Free Local Delivery

Superb Range of Wines

Food Pairing and Cheese Matching suggestion for every Wine

Seeking some wine inspiriation?   I deliver to TW, KT, W and SW postcodes…

I am an independent wine merchant and educator based in South West London.

I run local Wine Societies in Richmond and Teddington.  We met monthly throughout 2022, and our programme of events for 2023 is displayed below.

My ever popular ‘Cheese Course’ will run again in the spring.  Do get in touch for more details.

I run private events and tastings for local groups; and I have a corporate events business called Taste of the Grape.

Every year I take groups of people to destinations all over the world on Wine Holidays.  My programme of tours for this year is virtually fully booked, but there are a few spaces available – see my tours website for more information.

Find out more about what I do.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any advice about wine, suggestions for food and cheese pairing (I know the Teddington Cheese range intimately) or would like to find out more about anything I do.

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I won the 2019 Wanderlust World Guide Awards Specialist Tour Guide of the Year.

Commended for my infectious passion, and being the perfect link between winemakers and travellers, I was given the award at the National Geographical Society.  The judges based their decision on the feedback from the dozens of clients who have been on tour with me.

Enjoy my tastings

I have an exciting programme of events for Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies events in 2023.

Next Events in Richmond and Teddington

Teddington Wine Society – Christmas Extravaganza @ St Mary's Parish Hall
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society - Christmas Extravaganza @ St Mary's Parish Hall
Our Christmas Extravaganza is always an unmissable event in the TWS calendar. We take the opportunity to splash out on some top notch wines and explore some superb wines.
There is always something a bit unusual, eclectic, rare or expensive. Sometimes all four!

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies, which meet monthly.  Tim 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.

Meet Tim Syrad

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“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!”
"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.”
“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.”
"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."