About Taste of the Grape
Taste Of The Grape runs corporate wine tastings and private wine tasting parties; all our events are as entertaining as they are educational. We believe that even though there’s so much to explore about wine, it should be fun to learn about it, and most of all a pleasure to drink.
So, no lectures, plenty of entertainment, exciting wine - an event to remember!
Taste Of The Grape is a family owned business.
Founder Tim Syrad has been educating and entertaining people about wine for over 20 years.
He is fully WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualified, and a member of the AWE (Association of Wine Educators). He has a great reputation delivering private and corporate wine tastings and events, and is able to engage an audience of 5 or 500.
In addition to running corporate and private wine events, Tim runs the Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies, meeting monthly in South West London, as well as fine wine tastings and dinners. He also has a thriving wine tour business, Tim Syrad Wine Tours, escorting tours to wine producing regions all over the world.
Fliss Syrad, Tim's wife, left her career in corporate strategy to work with Tim in 2012. She is WSET Level 3 qualified, and working towards Level 4, the prestigious Diploma. She has broad experience of conducting wine tastings with groups of all sizes and backgrounds, and loves conveying her passion and knowledge in an informal and entertaining way.
Tim and Fliss's daughters can regularly be found assisting at events. And we have a close knit group of colleagues who share our passion for entertaining and informing people about wine, who we call on for support at larger events.