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Jan
26
Fri
Teddington Wine Society Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ Home
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ Home | England | United Kingdom

We kick off our 2018 programme with a look at one of the best known regions in France – the Rhone Valley.

Châteauneuf du Pape and the south will be our main focus as we taste through a superb selection of both red and white wines.  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre will be the key grapes for the reds while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier will dominate the whites.  I may also throw in a New World Shiraz to provide a contrast.

The Rhone Valley is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant region with an absorbing array of wine styles. It provides high quality at many price point and remains innovative in the face of global competition, domestic pressures and the effect of climate change on ever increasing alcohol levels. 

We will taste a broad selection of wines that will reveal the complexity and diversity of the region.

A superb tasting start to 2018 is in store.

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.

Jan
29
Mon
The Cheese Course – Burgundy @ Home
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Cheese Course - Burgundy @ Home | England | United Kingdom

Part 1 of my 2018 Cheese Course at which we will explore the world of cheese and wine, tasting 32 cheeses and 32 wines over 4 evenings.  

My objective is to broaden people’s cheese horizons – tasting cheese that is in prime condition, and pairing them with the most appropriate wines.

I will provide wines to complement each cheese and we take a journey of discovery that encompasses a huge range of style and taste. Whites, reds, sparkling wines, sweeties and fortified will all feature and I can guarantee that you will taste an eclectically diverse set of cheeses. Cow, Goat and Ewe’s milk cheeses will all feature.

The evenings are very relaxed, informal and no knowledge is required – only a desire to satisfy your hunger and thirst…..I’m confident you will not need to eat dinner after the tasting!

Burgundy needs no introduction for its wines.

We will taste a great selection regional, village and Premier Cru wines with cheeses such as Ami du Chambertin, Charolais, Abbaye de Citeaux and of course favourites such as Soumaintrain, Epoisses and the legendary Delice de Bourgogne.

To book your place, please get in touch:

tim@timsyradwines.com
07850 329111

Jan
30
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub

We kick off our 2018 programme with a look at one of the best known regions in France – the Rhone Valley.

Châteauneuf du Pape and the south will be our main focus as we taste through a superb selection of both red and white wines.  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre will be the key grapes for the reds while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier will dominate the whites.  I may also throw in a New World Shiraz to provide a contrast.

The Rhone Valley is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant region with an absorbing array of wine styles. It provides high quality at many price points and remains innovative in the face of global competition, domestic pressures and the effect of climate change on ever increasing alcohol levels.

We will taste a broad selection of wines that will reveal the complexity and diversity of the region.

A superb tasting start to 2018 is in store.

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
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub

We kick off our 2018 programme with a look at one of the best known regions in France – the Rhone Valley.

Châteauneuf du Pape and the south will be our main focus as we taste through a superb selection of both red and white wines.  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre will be the key grapes for the reds while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier will dominate the whites.  I may also throw in a New World Shiraz to provide a contrast.

The Rhone Valley is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant region with an absorbing array of wine styles. It provides high quality at many price points and remains innovative in the face of global competition, domestic pressures and the effect of climate change on ever increasing alcohol levels.

We will taste a broad selection of wines that will reveal the complexity and diversity of the region.

A superb tasting start to 2018 is in store.

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
3
Sat
The Saturday Cheese Course Catch Up – Burgundy, Veneto and Piemonte @ Home
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Saturday Cheese Course Catch Up - Burgundy, Veneto and Piemonte @ Home | England | United Kingdom

The first Saturday catch up session of my 2018 Cheese Course at which we will explore the world of cheese and wine, tasting at least 12 wines and 12 cheeses on each day.  

My objective is to broaden people’s cheese horizons – tasting cheese that is in prime condition, and pairing them with the most appropriate wines.

I will provide wines to complement each cheese and we take a journey of discovery that encompasses a huge range of style and taste. Whites, reds, sparkling wines, sweeties and fortified will all feature and I can guarantee that you will taste an eclectically diverse set of cheeses. Cow, Goat and Ewe’s milk cheeses will all feature.

The evenings are very relaxed, informal and no knowledge is required – only a desire to satisfy your hunger and thirst…..I’m confident you will not need to eat dinner after the tasting!

Classic Europe

Burgundy needs no introduction for its wines. We will taste a great selection regional, village and 1er Cru wines with new cheeses such as Ami du Chambertin, Charolais, Abbaye de Citeaux with favourites such as Soumaintrain, Epoisses and the legendary Delice de Bourgogne.

Barolo, Soave, Valpolicella and Gavi to name but four will feature alongside some lesser known wines and cheeses from Northern Italy such as Monte Veronese, Taleggio, Toma, Robiola and Fienotto. Fizz will feature.

To book your place, please get in touch:

tim@timsyradwines.com
07850 329111

Feb
5
Mon
The Cheese Course – Veneto and Piemonte @ Home
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Cheese Course - Veneto and Piemonte @ Home | England | United Kingdom

Part 2 of my 2018 Cheese Course at which we will explore the world of cheese and wine, tasting 32 cheeses and 32 wines over 4 evenings.  

My objective is to broaden people’s cheese horizons – tasting cheese that is in prime condition, and pairing them with the most appropriate wines.

I will provide wines to complement each cheese and we take a journey of discovery that encompasses a huge range of style and taste. Whites, reds, sparkling wines, sweeties and fortified will all feature and I can guarantee that you will taste an eclectically diverse set of cheeses. Cow, Goat and Ewe’s milk cheeses will all feature.

The evenings are very relaxed, informal and no knowledge is required – only a desire to satisfy your hunger and thirst…..I’m confident you will not need to eat dinner after the tasting!

A spectacular tasting of cheese and wine from Northern Italy.

Two powerhouse regions of Italy are the focus of this session. Barolo, Soave, Valpolicella and Gavi to name but four will feature alongside some lesser known wines and cheeses such as Monte Veronese, Taleggio, Toma, Robiola and Fienotto. Fizz will feature.

To book your place, please get in touch:

tim@timsyradwines.com
07850 329111

Feb
12
Mon
Graves – Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner @ Bacco
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Graves - Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner @ Bacco | England | United Kingdom

The Graves region is the closest to Bordeaux and offers a wonderful mix of superb red, white and sweet wines.  No other area in the region offers such variety and yet Graves is often left in the shadow of the more famous communes such as Pauillac and Margaux and the wines of Saint Emilion and Pomerol.

Our exploration will take us to the high quality appellation of Pessac-Léognan – home to the classed growth wines, as well as Sauternes and Barsac and we may even nip across the river to show what Cadillac is capable of.

An impressive array of top wines will be tasted.

The whites will showcase Sauvignon and Semillon at their most impressive and expressive. White Bordeaux is highly underrated and deserves more attention.
Red Graves are highly influenced by the gravelly, well drained soil and both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive.
Sauternes and Barsac need no introduction and the quality bar gets higher and higher.

As always, Bacco will provide a superb meal designed to complement all the different styles 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. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced taster, there will be plenty to learn and enjoy.

Feb
19
Mon
The Cheese Course – Spain @ Home
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Cheese Course - Spain @ Home | England | United Kingdom

Part 3 of my 2018 Cheese Course at which we will explore the world of cheese and wine, tasting 32 cheeses and 32 wines over 4 evenings.  

My objective is to broaden people’s cheese horizons – tasting cheese that is in prime condition, and pairing them with the most appropriate wines.

I will provide wines to complement each cheese and we take a journey of discovery that encompasses a huge range of style and taste. Whites, reds, sparkling wines, sweeties and fortified will all feature and I can guarantee that you will taste an eclectically diverse set of cheeses. Cow, Goat and Ewe’s milk cheeses will all feature.

The evenings are very relaxed, informal and no knowledge is required – only a desire to satisfy your hunger and thirst…..I’m confident you will not need to eat dinner after the tasting!

A revelation of gastronomy

Spanish wines are great but the country’s cheeses are not quite so well known. We taste through an exquisite selection that include Rioja, Rueda, Ribera Catalonia, Navarra, Galicia and even a good Sherry paired new cheeses such as Tetilla, Peral Blue, Retorta and Pastura.

To book your place, please get in touch:

tim@timsyradwines.com
07850 329111

Feb
23
Fri
Teddington Wine Society – the wines of Tasmania @ Landmark Arts Centre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society - the wines of Tasmania @ Landmark Arts Centre

 

 

 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
24
Sat
The Saturday Cheese Course Catch Up – Spain and Rest of World @ Home
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Saturday Cheese Course Catch Up - Spain and Rest of World @ Home | England | United Kingdom

The second Saturday catch up session of my 2018 Cheese Course at which we will explore the world of cheese and wine, tasting at least 12 wines and 12 cheeses on each day.  

My objective is to broaden people’s cheese horizons – tasting cheese that is in prime condition, and pairing them with the most appropriate wines.

I will provide wines to complement each cheese and we take a journey of discovery that encompasses a huge range of style and taste. Whites, reds, sparkling wines, sweeties and fortified will all feature and I can guarantee that you will taste an eclectically diverse set of cheeses. Cow, Goat and Ewe’s milk cheeses will all feature.

The evenings are very relaxed, informal and no knowledge is required – only a desire to satisfy your hunger and thirst…..I’m confident you will not need to eat dinner after the tasting!

From Spain to a global adventure

Eclectic and diverse are the best words for this session. We will pair lesser known Spanish cheeses such as Tetilla, Peral Blue, Retorta and Pastura with famous wines from regions such as Rioja, Rueda, Ribera, Catalonia, Navarra, Galicia and  Sherry before we head global: perhaps it will be the first time for many to taste Rogue River Blue, Evalon, Limburger Bachensteiner, Pave Cobble, Farfars Parla and more. Expect the unexpected……

To book your place, please get in touch:

tim@timsyradwines.com
07850 329111