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Tasting events and more for wine lovers in Richmond

Richmond Wine Society

Since 2006 Richmond Wine Society has run monthly wine tastings covering a diverse range of wines in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

We meet at the Britannia Inn, in Brewer’s Lane, in their upstairs room, and the price of the tasting includes a two course meal with wine. Most months we run two events (the same lineup of wines at each), usually on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. We have a membership of over 200, and every month over 50 people attend across the two nights.

During lockdown we are running our monthly events via Zoom.  On the morning of the event we deliver 5cl samples of each of the wines we are tasting to participants, so all you need is a couple of glasses to enjoy a fabulous lineup of wines.

The format of the evening is designed to be friendly and informal, but informative as well. Absolutely no knowledge of wine is required and whether you are a complete novice or an experienced taster there is plenty to learn and enjoy – most of the wines we taste retail at £10-£50, and some months we sample something very rare and expensive.

Read the blog to find out about our latest tastings.

The host is Tim Syrad.  Tim 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 Teddington and Surbiton Wine Societies, as well as fine wine Masterclasses, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

The next Richmond Wine Society Events are:

Mar
28
Sun
New Zealand Masters at Richmond Wine Society @ by Zoom
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
New Zealand Masters at Richmond Wine Society @ by Zoom

In our March tasting by Zoom we are focusing on two of the very best winemakers in New Zealand – Kevin Judd of Greywacke, and Warren Gibson of Trinity Hill.

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc has just been judged one of the top four from NZ in the April edition of Decanter.  We will also enjoy opulent Pinot Gris and vibrant Riesling demonstrating that Marlborough is far from a one trick Sauvignon Blanc pony.

Warren Gibson has made wine for Trinity Hill in Hawkes Bay since 1997. His top red is the £80.00 Homage Syrah, drinking brilliantly especially with a bit of decanting, while ‘The Trinity’ is a Merlot-dominant blend that is supplemented by Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Syrah from various vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels.
Both estates produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of the highest standard, so we are in for a night of fabulous wines.
Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.
Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

 

Mar
29
Mon
New Zealand Masters at Richmond Wine Society @ by Zoom
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
New Zealand Masters at Richmond Wine Society @ by Zoom

In our March tasting by Zoom we are focusing on two of the very best winemakers in New Zealand – Kevin Judd of Greywacke, and Warren Gibson of Trinity Hill.

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc has just been judged one of the top four from NZ in the April edition of Decanter.  We will also enjoy opulent Pinot Gris and vibrant Riesling demonstrating that Marlborough is far from a one trick Sauvignon Blanc pony.

Warren Gibson has made wine for Trinity Hill in Hawkes Bay since 1997. His top red is the £80.00 Homage Syrah, drinking brilliantly especially with a bit of decanting, while ‘The Trinity’ is a Merlot-dominant blend that is supplemented by Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Syrah from various vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels.
Both estates produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of the highest standard, so we are in for a night of fabulous wines.
Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.
Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

 

Apr
25
Sun
Richmond Wine Society – Global Cabernet Sauvignon @ By Zoom
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Global Cabernet Sauvignon @ By Zoom

This iconic grape variety is grown with huge success around the world and we will find out why, exploring how a crossing of two Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc) has in just a couple of centuries become a flagship of regions as diverse as Coonawarra in South Australia, Maipo in Chile, California’s Napa Valley, Mendoza in Argentina, Stellenbosch in South Africa, Tuscany, the Languedoc and of course Bordeaux itself.

Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

Apr
26
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Global Cabernet Sauvignon @ By Zoom
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Global Cabernet Sauvignon @ By Zoom

This iconic grape variety is grown with huge success around the world and we will find out why, exploring how a crossing of two Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc) has in just a couple of centuries become a flagship of regions as diverse as Coonawarra in South Australia, Maipo in Chile, California’s Napa Valley, Mendoza in Argentina, Stellenbosch in South Africa, Tuscany, the Languedoc and of course Bordeaux itself.

Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

May
23
Sun
Richmond Wine Society – Wines from the Mediterranean Islands @ By Zoom
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Wines from the Mediterranean Islands @ By Zoom

To inspire our holiday dreams, we will explore some of the lovely wines grown on islands in the Mediterranean. Whites, reds and rosés from Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and of course the Greek islands will feature.

Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

May
24
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Wines from the Mediterranean Islands @ By Zoom
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Wines from the Mediterranean Islands @ By Zoom

To inspire our holiday dreams, we will explore some of the lovely wines grown on islands in the Mediterranean. Whites, reds and rosés from Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and of course the Greek islands will feature.

Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

Jun
27
Sun
Richmond Wine Society – Semillon and Sauvignon @ By Zoom
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Semillon and Sauvignon @ By Zoom

Not a 70s TV crime series, this is a chance to take two more iconic grape varieties, and enjoy expressions of them from their birthplace in Bordeaux, and their new homes in Australia, South Africa and Chile. If you have never tried a Hunter Valley Semillon, a real treat is in store….

Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

Jun
28
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Semillon and Sauvignon @ By Zoom
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Semillon and Sauvignon @ By Zoom

Not a 70s TV crime series, this is a chance to take two more iconic grape varieties, and enjoy expressions of them from their birthplace in Bordeaux, and their new homes in Australia, South Africa and Chile. If you have never tried a Hunter Valley Semillon, a real treat is in store….

Wines will be supplied in 50ml glass bottles, providing a perfect tasting amount. The bottles have screwcaps so will be in perfect condition for the tasting.

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 5 miles around Teddington.

 Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets at the Britannia Pub in Brewers Lane.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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."