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Feb
24
Mon
Richmond Wine Society explores Portugal @ The Britannia Pub
Feb 24 @ 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
16
Mon
Surbiton Wine Society – A Whistlestop Tour Round the Wonderful World of Wine @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Surbiton Wine Society - A Whistlestop Tour Round the Wonderful World of Wine @ The Downstairs Bar, Glenmore House

Our very first event takes place on Monday 16th March at 7.30pm, in the downstairs bar of Glenmore House, The Crescent.  Our subject is “A Whistlestop Tour Round the Wonderful World of Wine”, it will be a great introduction to our programme of events for the rest of the year.

Absolutely no wine expertise is required, and whether you are a complete novice or an experienced taster, there will be plenty to learn and enjoy.  Use the ‘Tickets’ link above to book your ticket, or get in touch by email or phone.

We will commence with a welcome glass of wine, and over the course of the evening we will explore at least eight wines, including contrasting sparkling wines, reds and whites, and  wines from the Old World (ie Europe) and New World. 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.  

 

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.

 

Mar
27
Fri
Teddington Wine Society – focus on Cabernet Sauvignon @ Landmark Arts Centre
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Teddington Wine Society - focus on Cabernet Sauvignon @ Landmark Arts Centre

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.

 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.

Apr
6
Mon
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner – Sangiovese @ Bacco
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner - Sangiovese @ Bacco | England | United Kingdom

I am setting myself a challenge here – to explore this grape variety, whose identity seems inextricably linked with Tuscany, yet is grown throughout Italy and indeed the world.

An opportunity for Bacco to pull out the stops, this will be a night of superb Italian gastronomy and some revelations about a surprisingly little known grape.

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.

Apr
28
Tue
Richmond Wine Society explores New Zealand @ The Britannia Pub
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores New Zealand @ The Britannia Pub

It’s incredible but in all the years of RWS we have only focussed on the wines of New Zealand once before.  Definitely something to put right – and what a treat we have in store: we will cover both islands – from Auckland and Hawkes Bay in the North, where Syrah ripens beautifully, through Martinborough and Marlborough where Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are to the fore, and on to Southern Otago, home to some of the most stunning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris to be found in the world.

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.