Calendar

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Apr
29
Wed
Richmond Wine Society explores New Zealand @ The Britannia Pub
Apr 29 @ 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.

 

May
26
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – Greek Odyssey @ The Britannia Pub
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Greek Odyssey @ The Britannia Pub

The weather is warming up, time to get the garden furniture out and dig out that bottle of Retsina….

And throw it away! Because we need to reappraise our views of Greek wine. As the tours I am running in April and May will explore, the effects of altitude and sea breezes create fabulous microclimates that a talented new generation of winemakers to make ripe, fresh, complex wines in just about every style possible. Timed perfectly to ensure Greek wine is a major part of your summer drinking repertoire.

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.

 

May
27
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – Greek Odyssey @ The Britannia Pub
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Greek Odyssey @ The Britannia Pub

The weather is warming up, time to get the garden furniture out and dig out that bottle of Retsina….

And throw it away! Because we need to reappraise our views of Greek wine. As the tours I am running in April and May will explore, the effects of altitude and sea breezes create fabulous microclimates that a talented new generation of winemakers to make ripe, fresh, complex wines in just about every style possible. Timed perfectly to ensure Greek wine is a major part of your summer drinking repertoire.

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.