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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 in person 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. We occasionally meet at the Waterman’s in Water Lane.  Most months we run two events (the same lineup of wines at each), usually on a Sunday and a Monday. We have a membership of over 200, and every month over 50 people attend across the two nights.

We are continuing to run our monthly events via Zoom, with the same topic as we cover at the ‘in person’ event.  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:

Teddington and Richmond Wine Societies – Christmas Extravaganza @ by Zoom
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Teddington and Richmond Wine Societies - Christmas Extravaganza @ by Zoom

Our annual Christmas extravaganza is always our most popular event – book early to ensure your place!

Wines will be decanted and delivered on the morning or day before the tasting to addresses within a radius of 10 miles around Richmond.  Please get in touch if you are outside the delivery zone and would like to participate in the tasting.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies, which meet monthly.  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.












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."