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Jan
28
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – Australia in focus @ The Britannia Pub
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Australia in focus @ The Britannia Pub

Having spent virtually all of last November visiting wine regions in across Australia, I felt a review of this amazing country’s wines was the perfect way to kick off our 2020 tasting schedule.

We will explore a wide range of grape varieties (not just Chardonnay and Shiraz!), wine styles and regions that have put Australia firmly on the quality wine map: the Yarra Valley in Victoria, McLaren Vale in South Australia and Margaret River in Western Australia to name but three.

Many of the winemakers we met in November described climate change as their number one concern, and the fires that have ravaged South Eastern Australia over the last few weeks have made that threat a horrible reality for some vineyards. Let’s show our support for these talented, ingenious vignerons by celebrating the fabulous wines they make.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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 Teddington Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.

 

Jan
29
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – Australia in focus @ The Britannia Pub
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Australia in focus @ The Britannia Pub

Having spent virtually all of last November visiting wine regions in across Australia, I felt a review of this amazing country’s wines was the perfect way to kick off our 2020 tasting schedule.

We will explore a wide range of grape varieties (not just Chardonnay and Shiraz!), wine styles and regions that have put Australia firmly on the quality wine map: the Yarra Valley in Victoria, McLaren Vale in South Australia and Margaret River in Western Australia to name but three.

Many of the winemakers we met in November described climate change as their number one concern, and the fires that have ravaged South Eastern Australia over the last few weeks have made that threat a horrible reality for some vineyards. Let’s show our support for these talented, ingenious vignerons by celebrating the fabulous wines they make.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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 Teddington Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.

 

Jan
31
Fri
Teddington Wine Society – Australia in Focus @ Landmark Arts Centre
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society - Australia in Focus @ Landmark Arts Centre

Having spent virtually all of last November visiting wine regions in across Australia, I felt a review of this amazing country’s wines was the perfect way to kick off our 2020 tasting schedule.

We will explore a wide range of grape varieties (not just Chardonnay and Shiraz!), wine styles and regions that have put Australia firmly on the quality wine map: the Yarra Valley in Victoria, McLaren Vale in South Australia and Margaret River in Western Australia to name but three.

Many of the winemakers we met in November described climate change as their number one concern, and the fires that have ravaged South Eastern Australia over the last few weeks have made that threat a horrible reality for some vineyards. Let’s show our support for these talented, ingenious vignerons by celebrating the fabulous wines they make.

We look forward to seeing you.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Teddington Wine Society, which meets at on the final Friday of the month in the Bell Room at the Landmark Centre.  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.

Feb
10
Mon
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner – Parker Points @ Bacco
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner - Parker Points @ Bacco | England | United Kingdom

Parker Points are one of the most polarising concepts in wine appreciation. For some they give confidence in a wine, which could mean that quality is assured or a high price justified. For others they are a blight, that has fuelled the growth of over-ripe, over-alcoholic, over-oaked, over-priced wines that lack regional character and deter more nuanced discussion.

We will consider whether Robert Parker is being blamed for a trend that would have happened anyway (warmer climate + greater investment in vineyard and winery = riper grapes and bigger wines), and whether he should be celebrated as one of the first (and still very few) critics who always paid for his own wine, and who only judged wine on how it tastes (rather than the name on the label, or the appellation it came from).

Fine wine tasting dinners are an opportunity to try more expensive wines than at our regular tastings at Richmond and Teddington, and Bacco always produces a fabulous meal.

Tim Syrad has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, and also runs the monthly Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies.  He 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.

Feb
25
Tue
Richmond Wine Society explores Portugal @ The Britannia Pub
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores Portugal @ The Britannia Pub

Portugese wine is probably among the most under-rated and good value in the world, and its fortunes are on the rise. Consistent sunshine and long growing season make for ripe and flavoursome wines, while proximity to the Atlantic means its climate is cooler than you might expect from holidaying in the Algarve, ensuring freshness and complexity.

We will explore a variety of vibrant wine styles from different regions: fresh whites from Vinho Verde, complex reds from the Douro, Dão and Bairrada, fabulous foody whites and reds from Alentejo and even a sweetie from Setúbal.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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 Teddington Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.

 

Feb
26
Wed
Richmond Wine Society explores Portugal @ The Britannia Pub
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores Portugal @ The Britannia Pub

Portugese wine is probably among the most under-rated and good value in the world, and its fortunes are on the rise. Consistent sunshine and long growing season make for ripe and flavoursome wines, while proximity to the Atlantic means its climate is cooler than you might expect from holidaying in the Algarve, ensuring freshness and complexity.

We will explore a variety of vibrant wine styles from different regions: fresh whites from Vinho Verde, complex reds from the Douro, Dão and Bairrada, fabulous foody whites and reds from Alentejo and even a sweetie from Setúbal.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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 Teddington Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.

 

Feb
28
Fri
Teddington Wine Society explores Portugal @ Landmark Arts Centre
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society explores Portugal @ Landmark Arts Centre

Portugese wine is probably among the most under-rated and good value in the world, and its fortunes are on the rise. Consistent sunshine and long growing season make for ripe and flavoursome wines, while proximity to the Atlantic means its climate is cooler than you might expect from holidaying in the Algarve, ensuring freshness and complexity.

We will explore a variety of vibrant wine styles from different regions: fresh whites from Vinho Verde, complex reds from the Douro, Dão and Bairrada, fabulous foody whites and reds from Alentejo and even a sweetie from Setúbal.

We look forward to seeing you.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Teddington Wine Society, which meets at on the final Friday of the month in the Bell Room at the Landmark Centre.  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.

Mar
11
Wed
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner – Napa Valley and the Corison Collection @ Le Salon Privé
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner - Napa Valley and the Corison Collection @ Le Salon Privé | Twickenham | United Kingdom

Napa Valley needs no introduction, but it is very rare indeed to have the chance to sample a vertical tasting of a top estate’s signature wine. We will remind ourselves of some of Napa’s key regions, and then focus on Corison wines with a tasting of six vintages.

Cathy Corison has been making wines in Napa since the 1970s, and since 1987 she has made wines under her own label from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on the gravelly loams of the valley floor. She is one of the original female winemakers in Napa, and has focused on making wines from cooler sites and older vines with as little intervention as possible.

Fine wine tasting dinners are hosted by Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, and also runs the monthly Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies.  He 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.

Mar
24
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – focus on Cabernet Sauvignon @ The Britannia Pub
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - focus on Cabernet Sauvignon @ The Britannia Pub

Grown everywhere, capable of sublime elegance and complexity, but generally distinctive characteristics – blackcurrant, tomato leaf, cedarwood and of course tannin. Why has this grape variety been so successful?

We will explore how a crossing of two Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc) has in just a couple of centuries become a flagship of regions as diverse as Coonawarra in South Australia, Maipo in Chile, California’s Napa Valley, Mendoza in Argentina, Stellenbosch in South Africa, Tuscany, the Languedoc and of course Bordeaux itself.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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 Teddington Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.

 

Mar
25
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – focus on Cabernet Sauvignon @ The Britannia Pub
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - focus on Cabernet Sauvignon @ The Britannia Pub

Grown everywhere, capable of sublime elegance and complexity, but generally distinctive characteristics – blackcurrant, tomato leaf, cedarwood and of course tannin. Why has this grape variety been so successful?

We will explore how a crossing of two Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc) has in just a couple of centuries become a flagship of regions as diverse as Coonawarra in South Australia, Maipo in Chile, California’s Napa Valley, Mendoza in Argentina, Stellenbosch in South Africa, Tuscany, the Languedoc and of course Bordeaux itself.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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 Teddington Wine Society and hosts fine wine tastings and dinners in local restaurants.