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Jun
15
Mon
Surbiton Wine Society – An Italian Wine Adventure @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Surbiton Wine Society - An Italian Wine Adventure @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House

Italy has some of the best wines in the world, but many people don’t get past Chianti. We will certainly enjoy some Chianti (though not in a straw wrapped bottle), but we will also try fresh whites and elegant reds from Piedmont and Friuli in the North, robust red wines from lesser known grape varieties further South, and the magnificent wines of Sicily, a whole world of wine in an island.

We will commence the evening with a welcome drink and taste eight wines – at least one of the wines we taste will retail for more than £50/bottle!

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

 

Jun
24
Wed
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner – Alsace vs Germany @ Le Salon Privé
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner - Alsace vs Germany @ 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.

Jul
20
Mon
Surbiton Wine Society – Fabulous France @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Surbiton Wine Society - Fabulous France @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House

France ‘defines’ classy wine, with wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux occupying the most expensive slots of a restaurant’s wine list. But there is so much more to France, and this session will show that it’s possible to drink very good French wines at very reasonable prices. We will contrast different styles of white wines and red wines, and of course enjoy France’s most famous luxury brand – Champagne!

We will commence the evening with a welcome drink and taste eight wines – at least one of the wines we taste will retail for more than £50/bottle!

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

 

Jul
28
Tue
Richmond Wine Society’s Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society's Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub

Our annual opportunity to put to good effect everything we have learnt in the last 12 months, or alternatively to throw caution to the winds and make some wild guesses about what we are tasting. Who will be crowned Blind Tasting winner of 2020?

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.

 

Jul
29
Wed
Richmond Wine Society’s Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society's Annual Blind Tasting @ The Britannia Pub

Our annual opportunity to put to good effect everything we have learnt in the last 12 months, or alternatively to throw caution to the winds and make some wild guesses about what we are tasting. Who will be crowned Blind Tasting winner of 2020?

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.

 

Aug
17
Mon
Summer Dinner ‘At Home’ @ Home
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Summer Dinner 'At Home' @ Home | England | United Kingdom
Apologies for any false impressions suggested by the photo – we don’t have a statue, nor a view of rolling vineyards, and we can’t even guarantee blue skies! But we can promise an evening at home of fine wine, good food and convivial company – a chance for me to do some cooking (possibly based on the cuisine we have experienced in the spring tours to Greece, Austria and Southern Burgundy), and open an eclectic collection of wine.

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.

Aug
18
Tue
Summer Dinner ‘At Home’ @ Home
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Summer Dinner 'At Home' @ Home | England | United Kingdom
Apologies for any false impressions suggested by the photo – we don’t have a statue, nor a view of rolling vineyards, and we can’t even guarantee blue skies! But we can promise an evening at home of fine wine, good food and convivial company – a chance for me to do some cooking (possibly based on the cuisine we have experienced in the spring tours to Greece, Austria and Southern Burgundy), and open an eclectic collection of wine.

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.

Aug
19
Wed
Summer Dinner ‘At Home’ @ Home
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Summer Dinner 'At Home' @ Home | England | United Kingdom
Apologies for any false impressions suggested by the photo – we don’t have a statue, nor a view of rolling vineyards, and we can’t even guarantee blue skies! But we can promise an evening at home of fine wine, good food and convivial company – a chance for me to do some cooking (possibly based on the cuisine we have experienced in the spring tours to Greece, Austria and Southern Burgundy), and open an eclectic collection of wine.

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.

Sep
14
Mon
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner – Chateau Musar 10 years on @ Bacco
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner - Chateau Musar 10 years on @ Bacco | England | United Kingdom

Our last tasting of Musar wines was in February 2010, and it’s safe to assume a lot has happened since then. The Hochar family have made wine under conditions of incredible adversity since 1930, in the Bekaa Valley where gravelly soil, altitude, and mountain shelter provide almost perfect conditions for the old Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault and Carignan vines. We will taste a range of vintages, comparing flagship Musar to the more forward Hochar Père et Fils second wines, and getting to know the distinctive white, made from indigenous varieties.

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.

Sep
21
Mon
Surbiton Wine Society – Wines from Down Under @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Surbiton Wine Society - Wines from Down Under @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House

In the 1970s and 80s, Australia almost invented ‘varietal’ wine – teaching us what to expect from a Chardonnay or a Shiraz. But the range of grape varieties grown and the huge variety of places where wine is made makes Australia one of the most exciting countries it’s possible to explore. And New Zealand of course has defined a grassy style of Sauvignon Blanc, thanks to Cloudy Bay, and produces some seriously elegant Pinot Noirs, but also has a huge variety of varieties and styles to enjoy.

We will commence the evening with a welcome drink and taste eight wines – at least one of the wines we taste will retail for more than £50/bottle!

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