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Fine Wine Tastings and Dinners


The fine wine tastings and dinners I run are an opportunity to try rarer and finer wines, accompanied by fine dining, whether at local restaurants or hosted by me at home. I often invite wine makers or suppliers to explain more about their wines.

Some knowledge of wine is helpful to enjoy one of these tastings to the full, but the atmosphere is relaxed and the emphasis is on celebrating the enoyment of wine, food and conviviality.

Groups are kept to fewer than 12, and the value of wines tasted can reach £100’s.


About the host

Tim Syrad has over 30 years experience entertaining and informing people about wine, and is a member of the Association of Wine Educators, holding the WSET Diploma in Wine. He also runs the Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies, occasional wine courses, corporate events and wine tours.  He is a fervent advocate that wine tasting should be fun, celebrating the enjoyment that wine brings, whether in discovering a new wine variety or region, or perceiving a new aroma or taste, or identifying a fascinating match between wine and food.




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."