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.  Read the blog to find out more about our latest tastings.

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.

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 St Margarets and Teddington Wine Societies, as well as fine wine Masterclasses, 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.

Click on any of the events shown below for more details and to book a place – or sign up for our regular updates and receive a 20% discount on your first event!

The next Richmond Wine Society Events are:

Jan
30
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub

We kick off our 2018 programme with a look at one of the best known regions in France – the Rhone Valley.

Châteauneuf du Pape and the south will be our main focus as we taste through a superb selection of both red and white wines.  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre will be the key grapes for the reds while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier will dominate the whites.  I may also throw in a New World Shiraz to provide a contrast.

The Rhone Valley is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant region with an absorbing array of wine styles. It provides high quality at many price points and remains innovative in the face of global competition, domestic pressures and the effect of climate change on ever increasing alcohol levels.

We will taste a broad selection of wines that will reveal the complexity and diversity of the region.

A superb tasting start to 2018 is in store.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Jan
31
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Châteauneuf du Pape and the Rhone Valley @ The Britannia Pub

We kick off our 2018 programme with a look at one of the best known regions in France – the Rhone Valley.

Châteauneuf du Pape and the south will be our main focus as we taste through a superb selection of both red and white wines.  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre will be the key grapes for the reds while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier will dominate the whites.  I may also throw in a New World Shiraz to provide a contrast.

The Rhone Valley is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant region with an absorbing array of wine styles. It provides high quality at many price points and remains innovative in the face of global competition, domestic pressures and the effect of climate change on ever increasing alcohol levels.

We will taste a broad selection of wines that will reveal the complexity and diversity of the region.

A superb tasting start to 2018 is in store.

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Feb
27
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – the wines of Tasmania @ The Britannia Pub
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - the wines of Tasmania @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Feb
28
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – the wines of Tasmania @ The Britannia Pub
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - the wines of Tasmania @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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
27
Tue
Richmond Wine Society finds great value in Burgundy @ The Britannia Pub
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society finds great value in Burgundy @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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
28
Wed
Richmond Wine Society finds great value in Burgundy @ The Britannia Pub
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society finds great value in Burgundy @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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
17
Tue
Richmond Wine Society explores Brazil and Uruaguay @ The Britannia Pub
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores Brazil and Uruaguay @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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
18
Wed
Richmond Wine Society explores Brazil and Uruaguay @ The Britannia Pub
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores Brazil and Uruaguay @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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
26
Tue
Richmond Wine Society explores Méthod Trad fizz @ The Britannia Pub
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores Méthod Trad fizz @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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
Wed
Richmond Wine Society explores Méthod Trad fizz @ The Britannia Pub
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society explores Méthod Trad fizz @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Jul
24
Tue
Richmond Wine Society heads West (NW Spain and Portugal) @ The Britannia Pub
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society heads West (NW Spain and Portugal) @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Jul
25
Wed
Richmond Wine Society heads West (NW Spain and Portugal) @ The Britannia Pub
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society heads West (NW Spain and Portugal) @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Sep
25
Tue
Richmond Wine Society Medal Winners tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society Medal Winners tasting @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Sep
26
Wed
Richmond Wine Society Medal Winners tasting @ The Britannia Pub
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society Medal Winners tasting @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Oct
30
Tue
Richmond Wine Society – Chile update @ The Britannia Pub
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Chile update @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Oct
31
Wed
Richmond Wine Society – Chile update @ The Britannia Pub
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society - Chile update @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Nov
27
Tue
Richmond Wine Society Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.

 

Nov
28
Wed
Richmond Wine Society Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richmond Wine Society Christmas Extravaganza @ The Britannia Pub

Tim Syrad, who has 25 years experience of running wine tastings, runs Richmond Wine Society, which meets (generally) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at the Britannia Pub, Brewer’s Lane, Richmond.  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.