The results of the major wine competitions are announced, and we will take the chance to investigate whether the medals and awards are deserved. The International Wine Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards, Sommelier Wine Awards, The Wine Merchants Top 100 wines – all judged by panels of experts tasting wines blind. Medals and Trophies are awarded for wines that express the best characteristics of their type – whether region, style or price point.
This is always a terrific tasting as we mainly focus on Gold and Trophy winners – reflecting the very best wines judged this year.
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.