Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin


Tim Atkin is an award winning Master of Wine and UK wine journalist with 28 years’ experience and an international following.

Wine Editor at Large of Off Licence News and wine columnist for Woman and Home, Tim writes for a number of publications including The World of Fine Wine, The Economist’s Intelligent LifeGourmet Traveller Wine, Imbibe, Decanter, Wine -Searcher, Fine Drink and Woman and Home. He is also featured in Harper’s Wine and Spirit magazine.

Tim is a regular wine expert on BBC 1’s Saturday Kitchen and is co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge, the world’s most rigorously judged blind tasting competition. His 2016 South Africa Special Report scores more than 1,400 wines in almost 200 pages and is on sale along with his previous reports here.

Most recently Tim has been named the Online Wine Communicator of the Year at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards and Online Drink Writer of the Year Award at the Fortnum & Mason Awards.

Tim is available for wine tastings, lectures, presenting and other public appearances.


Tim Atkin @timatkin

Some of today’s wines of the day. #2021argentinareport

Last orders for my celebratory Spanish tasting next Thursday are TODAY! Buy now while you can... https://shop.halfmoonbalcombe.com/

My latest podcast, with the amazing Abrie Beeslaar from @KanonkopEstate, is live. Have a listen: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-7pech-fca030

Highly recommended for wine students, or anyone looking for flexible wine education https://twitter.com/nickjacksn/status/1367119975492825096

The sound of baseless dreams dissolving into pitiful reality. https://twitter.com/bbcdebatenight/status/1367250562694152195

That is a seriously top signing.

100 puntos históricos para el “Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Blanco 2001” https://www.eitb.eus/es/radio/radio-vitoria/programas/la-ruta-slow/detalle/7883782/100-puntos-historicos-vina-tondonia-gran-reserva-blanco-2001/

This will be brilliant. Oz is one of the great wine communicators.

Two whites among my favourite wines of the day. #2021argentinareport

Sums up where we are.

40 minutes in and no mention of Brexit

Has anyone ever had a great Pet Nat? I’m consistently underwhelmed.

My next guest on #corktalk is the wonderful ⁦@ExoptoTom, one of Rioja’s most exciting producers.

Still time to get your wines, folks, for the next #MWmates series with @timatkin and me, taking place throughout March LIVE on Tim's Instagram account, and in partnership with @davyswine 🥂 All details at http://www.davywine.co.uk/mwmates. SEE YOU THERE 😄 🍷

Will always be grateful to @pierremansour for introducing me to the music of Nils Frahm. This is perfect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2NLhuvmv9w

Proud to publish the first article by @ClareT_y, now that she is a Master of Wine. And it's a beautiful piece of writing about wine hands. https://timatkin.com/wine-hands/. Photo by Maja Petric and @unsplash

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

Gustave Flaubert

Sebastián Zuccardi & Tim Atkin en “Cork Talk”
Entrevista completa: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKuMQQdgEGp/?igshid=9akkz4pxi33j

@timatkin @SebaZuccardi #CorkTalk

Despite having the same DNA as Graciano and sharing some features, the wines being made now in southern Spain with #TintilladeRota are very different. Learn more about this rising star in #Andalucía http://ow.ly/eggb50DNGkn

The Gerard Basset Golden Vines foundation project is also hoping to fund 12 to 15 groups supporting BAME and BIPOC communities around the world with £25k to £75k grants to help their work out of potential £1m raised. Liquid Icon's Lewis Chester would welcome entries.