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Independent Wine Merchant in Teddington

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Superb Range of Wines

Food Pairing and Cheese Matching suggestion for every Wine


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The fabulous Boutillez Guer Premier Cru Non Vintage Champagne is back in stock – just £22.50/bottle if you buy 6 or more!

My fabulous Medal Winners Mixed Cases are still available, but not for much longer – winning vintages are running low!

I am an independent wine merchant and educator based in Teddington.

I run local Wine Societies in Richmond, Teddington and Surbiton, and while our monthly tastings which had started again with Richmond at the Britannia and Teddington, currently at St Mary’s Parish Hall, lockdown is not stopping us – tastings are being run by Zoom, with samples delivered to participants on the morning of the tasting.  

I work closely with all of the venues I use, and ensure we adhere to all group size, social distancing and hygiene requirements.

I am still running my online tastings so everyone can continue to enjoy a fantastic range of wines at home – you can currently enjoy some classic wines from the New World.

I run private events, and tastings for local groups (sports clubs, PTAs), 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.

Find out more about what I do.


Try my online tastings

Our latest online tasting is of classic wines from the New World.  You can enjoy all of the tastings I have run since April, watching the recording on YouTube, and buying the wines – most available in half bottles.

My fabulous range of wines and online tastings can deliver a wine event in the comfort of your home.

Please take a look at my online tastings and 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.

Next Events in Richmond and Teddington

Teddington Wine Society Christmas Extravaganza @ St Mary's Parish Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society Christmas Extravaganza @ St Mary's Parish Hall

Our Christmas tastings are guaranteed to get the festive season off with a bang. We pull out the stops, tasting fabulous fizz, delicious whites and reds, and of course something fortified.

Plan A is to meet at the St Mary’s Parish Hall.  We will set up the room to ensure appropriate social distancing (according to whatever rules have been announced), but the atmosphere will be convivial!  We will enjoy the now customary Christmas dinner (turkey and trimmings), with a tasting of delicious wines, a veritable Extravaganza of fizz, whites, reds and of course something fortified.
If new arrangements post lockdown make an ‘in person’ tasting impossible, we will still enjoy our fabulous wines but in this case by Zoom.  We am very confident we will enjoy a festive evening – even if we have to provide our own dinner.  We will deliver the tasting wines, in 5cl portions (the exact tasting quantity we pour in each glass at every event) and all you need is a couple of wine glasses to enjoy a fabulous lineup of wines.

We look forward to seeing you.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Teddington Wine Society.  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.  Tim also runs the monthly Richmond Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.

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."