Local Wine Tastings
We meet monthly or bi monthly, and attract people of all ages and knowledge levels, from experienced tasters to complete beginners, who enjoy a informative and entertaining evening of wine with food.
Many attendees have little or no formal knowledge of wine but enjoy discovering new wine regions and varieties, and learning a bit about the background to the wines they are tasting, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, with an accompanying meal.
Most tastings concentrate on between six and ten wines from a particular region, or of a particular style or variety. Old and new world wines are covered, with a wide range of prices, including a wine worth £50 or more at most tastings.
I also run fine wine Masterclasses which are wonderful opportunities to taste older vintages, to compare vintages, and to match wines with different foods.
And I run occasional wine tasting courses exploring wine appreciation and food and wine pairing – including my very popular Cheese Course!
“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!”
– Roger Heron – Richmond
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.”
– Fred Squire – Teddington
“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.”
– Stephanie Campbell, Richmond
“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.”
– Bernard Norman, Kew