5 Brewers Lane
Richmond, Greater London TW9 1HH
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.