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Fine Wine Tasting with Dinner – Parker Points

by | Jan 6, 2020

February 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
41 Kew Rd
Richmond TW9 2NQ
£90 per person including wine tasting and three course dinner
Tim Syrad
07850 329111
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.

Meet Tim Syrad

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“Throughout the 17 years I have attended Tim’s wine tasting events, he has continued to deliver his extensive knowledge of wine and wine-making with great charm, and lots of humour, making the evenings not only informative, but also great fun. In the course of an average year, the tastings cover a kaleidoscope of different wine themes – interesting and entertaining for all, novices and experts alike. And the wines taste pretty good too!”

“We have been going to Teddington Wine Society events for a number of years. Tim runs the evenings with bonhomie and humour and wears his considerable knowledge lightly. The evenings are great fun, the wines are always a little bit different and help to expand knowledge and tasting horizons.”

“I have attended the Richmond Wine society for over ten years and always enjoyed Tim’s self-effacing style and gentle humour. His knowledge is globally eclectic and presented in a clear, interesting and always stimulating way. Every guest I have taken there has enjoyed the evening immensely. Tim also offers a wide range of wines to buy and my red cellar has provided great pleasure to my own dinner guests.”

“I’ve been enjoying Tim’s tastings for over 20 years – he is a great teacher, raconteur and wine expert. He is seriously passionate about his wine, but there is nothing serious about his tastings, which are always informal and relaxed. A lovely way to spend an evening and enjoy some fantastic wines.”

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