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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 the Bacco Restaurant in Richmond, Le Salon Privé in St Margarets, or hosted by me at home. I often invite wine makers or suppliers to explain more about their wines.

I am delighted that we are commencing our fine wine tastings with dinner at Bacco, commencing in October. 

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 25 years experience entertaining and informing people about wine, and is a member of the Association of Wine Educators. He also runs the Richmond, Teddington and Surbiton 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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Fine Wine Events

 

Oct
18
Mon
Fine Wine Tasting of wines of Henschke @ Bacco
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting of wines of Henschke @ Bacco | Twickenham | United Kingdom

A truly extraordinary tasting of an iconic Australian estate – Henscke. Their Hill of Grace Shiraz is now reckoned to be Australia’s finest single vineyard Shiraz and I believe it has outperformed the legendary Penfolds Grange in recent years – earning a £500/bottle price point in the process.

The Henschke family have made wine in Eden Valley since 1868 and Stephen Henschke is the fifth generation proprietor, who alongside his viticulturalist wife Prue, have overseen a dramatic transformation of the estate.

We will taste through eight wines with an average price over £100/bottle, and enjoy a three course meal at the wonderful Bacco restaurant in Richmond.

Wines we will taste:
Louis Semillon 2017 Eden Valley
Julius Riesling 2020 Eden Valley
Croft Chardonnay 2018 Adelaide Hills
Giles Pinot Noir 2018 Lenswood
Johanns GSM blend 2017 Barossa Valley
Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2015 Eden Valley
Hill of Grace 2015 Shiraz Eden Valley

Fine wine tasting dinners are hosted by Tim Syrad, who 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.

Oct
19
Tue
Fine Wine Tasting of wines of Henschke @ by Zoom
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fine Wine Tasting of wines of Henschke @ by Zoom | Twickenham | United Kingdom

A truly extraordinary tasting of an iconic Australian estate – Henscke. Their Hill of Grace Shiraz is now reckoned to be Australia’s finest single vineyard Shiraz and I believe it has outperformed the legendary Penfolds Grange in recent years – earning a £500/bottle price point in the process.

The Henschke family have made wine in Eden Valley since 1868 and Stephen Henschke is the fifth generation proprietor, who alongside his viticulturalist wife Prue, have overseen a dramatic transformation of the estate.

We will taste eight wines with an average retail price over £100/bottle. Each wine will be supplied in a tasting quantity of 50ml.

Wines we are tasting:
Louis Semillon 2017 Eden Valley
Julius Riesling 2020 Eden Valley
Croft Chardonnay 2018 Adelaide Hills
Giles Pinot Noir 2018 Lenswood
Johanns GSM blend 2017 Barossa Valley
Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2015 Eden Valley
Hill of Grace 2015 Shiraz Eden Valley

The eight wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting.  Because of the high value of the wines we are tasting I will need to limit numbers, and may need to make a small charge for postage to addresses it is not practical to deliver to a specific address.

Fine wine tasting dinners are hosted by Tim Syrad, who 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.

Nov
15
Mon
Fine Wine Tasting of Chateau Montelena @ Bacco
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fine Wine Tasting of Chateau Montelena @ Bacco | Twickenham | United Kingdom

An extraordinary tasting that focusses on an iconic Napa valley estate – Chateau Montelena. This estate shot to fame in the 1976 Judgement of Paris when its Chardonnay defeated top white wines from Burgundy. Since then they have become one of Napa’s top estates and we have an amazing opportunity to taste five of their outstanding Estate Cabernet Sauvignons dating from 2015 to 2004.  The current retail price for the Estate Cab Sauv is £160/bottle.

Wines we are tasting include:
Potter Valley Riesling 2019
Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012
Calistoga Zinfandel 2015
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, 2014, 2013, 2006, 2004

This is a truly unmissable opportunity to taste such a range of older vintages from this historic Napa estate.

Fine wine tasting dinners are hosted by Tim Syrad, who 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.

Nov
16
Tue
Fine Wine Tasting of Chateau Montelena @ by Zoom
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fine Wine Tasting of Chateau Montelena @ by Zoom | Twickenham | United Kingdom

An extraordinary tasting that focusses on an iconic Napa valley estate – Chateau Montelena. This estate shot to fame in the 1976 Judgement of Paris when its Chardonnay defeated top white wines from Burgundy. Since then they have become one of Napa’s top estates and we have an amazing opportunity to taste five of their outstanding Estate Cabernet Sauvignons dating from 2015 to 2004.  The current retail price for the Estate Cab Sauv is £160/bottle.

We will taste eight wines with an average price over £100/bottle.  Each wine will be supplied in a tasting quantity of 50ml.

Wines we are tasting include:
Potter Valley Riesling 2019
Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012
Calistoga Zinfandel 2015
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, 2014, 2013, 2006, 2004

This is a truly unmissable opportunity to taste such a range of older vintages from this historic Napa estate.

The eight wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting.  Because of the high value of the wines we are tasting I will need to limit numbers, and may need to make a small charge for postage to addresses it is not practical to deliver to a specific address.

Fine wine tasting dinners are hosted by Tim Syrad, who 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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."