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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:

Jun
27
Sun
Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – Eclectic Antipodean Whites @ By Zoom
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies - Eclectic Antipodean Whites @ By Zoom

Our focus for June is the realm of lesser known white styles from Australia and New Zealand. Grape varieties from all over the world have travelled to the Antipodes and their expression can often be startlingly  different to our usual expectation thanks to climatic and terroir differences.

Wine makers in Australia and New Zealand have considerable freedom to experiment – unencumbered by historical tradition and regulations.

We will taste a fabulous selection of wines that incorporates the purity of Semillon, some left field Sauvignon Blanc plus a host of other grape varieties such as Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris. Gewurztraminer, Roussanne and even an Assyrtiko from the legendary Jim Barry.

This will be the perfect Summer Tasting, conducted both ‘in person’ at Teddington and Richmond Wine Socieites and by Zoom.

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 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.  

Jun
28
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Eclectic Antipodean Whites @ The Britannia
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Eclectic Antipodean Whites @ The Britannia

Our focus for June is the realm of lesser known white styles from Australia and New Zealand. Grape varieties from all over the world have travelled to the Antipodes and their expression can often be startlingly  different to our usual expectation thanks to climatic and terroir differences.

Wine makers in Australia and New Zealand have considerable freedom to experiment – unencumbered by historical tradition and regulations.

We will taste a fabulous selection of wines that incorporates the purity of Semillon, some left field Sauvignon Blanc plus a host of other grape varieties such as Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris. Gewurztraminer, Roussanne and even an Assyrtiko from the legendary Jim Barry.

This will be the perfect Summer Tasting, conducted both ‘in person’ at Teddington and Richmond Wine Socieites and by Zoom.

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.

Jul
25
Sun
Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – The Rise of Rosé @ By Zoom
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies - The Rise of Rosé @ By Zoom

Be prepared for a mesmerizing exploration of Rose wine. Pink has been the fastest growing sector in the wine trade for many years now and shows no signs of abating.

Producers are now allocating some of their best vineyards to Rose wine production and there has been significant growth in super premium priced wines.

We will taste the very best and most expensive from Provence and around the world.

Another perfect Summer Tasting, conducted both ‘in person’ at Teddington and Richmond Wine Socieites and by Zoom.

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 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.  

Jul
26
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – The Rise of Rosé @ The Britannia
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - The Rise of Rosé @ The Britannia

Be prepared for a mesmerizing exploration of Rose wine. Pink has been the fastest growing sector in the wine trade for many years now and shows no signs of abating.

Producers are now allocating some of their best vineyards to Rose wine production and there has been significant growth in super premium priced wines.

We will taste the very best and most expensive from Provence and around the world.

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.

Aug
23
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Festival of Fizz @ The Britannia
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Festival of Fizz @ The Britannia

The perfect Summer tasting as we delve into the world of top class sparkling wine.

We will taste a superb selection of fine fizz from all over the world including Champagne, England, the USA and explore a variety of styles and production methods.

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.

Sep
27
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Medal Winners @ The Britannia
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Medal Winners @ The Britannia

Our Medal Winner tasting is always much awaited as we taste through a scintillating selection of Trophy, Platinum and Gold Medal winning wines.

These wines represent some of the very best currently available in the UK as judged by some of the most eminent palates in the world.

We will feature wines from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter World Wine Awards and International Wine & Spirits Challenge.

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.

Oct
25
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Chile – A Rich Diversity @ The Britannia
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Chile - A Rich Diversity @ The Britannia

Chile goes from strength to strength as a wine producing nation and continues to impress with its high quality portfolio of wines.

Owing to its extraordinary topography, the variety of climate allows cool, maritime influenced wines through to high altitude, high alcohol styles in the Andean foothills with a huge range inbetween.

Tim Atkin MW has been writing very positively about the Chilean wine scene for many years and this tasting will demonstrate the amazing diversity.

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.

Nov
29
Mon
Richmond Wine Society – Christmas Tasting @ The Britannia
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Christmas Tasting @ The Britannia

We always push the boat out at Christmas and this year will be no exception. A delicious and eclectic range will be tasted as we showcase some sublime examples from around the world.

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.

Nov
30
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – Christmas Tasting @ The Britannia
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Christmas Tasting @ The Britannia

We always push the boat out at Christmas and this year will be no exception. A delicious and eclectic range will be tasted as we showcase some sublime examples from around the world.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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."