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

Two tasty Malbecs for my Instagram Live chat with ⁦@thewinefind⁩ at 7pm this evening.

Just about to select my wines for this evening...

My latest podcast - with Jean-Marie Fourrier of Domaine Fourrier - is up on Spotify. Take a listen. #corktalk. https://open.spotify.com/show/158yZfexDKo1nJWB9MXMsk?si=SbRx-CvDRBmTqo37nsybkg

“We already know this to be a virus that seeks out our weaknesses, seeping through cracks in an unequal society. We can’t afford to let it drive us any further apart.” Superb piece by ⁦@gabyhinsliff⁩ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/02/boris-johnsons-covid-19-dice-loaded-towns-pandemic

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-b93qw-e1e164 on #Podbean

My latest wine of the week is a cracking own-label rosé from @waitrose, currently on offer at £6.74 as part of the supermarket's 25% off on six bottles deal. https://timatkin.com/tasting-notes/waitrose-blueprint-provence-rose/ #rosé #drinkbetterwine #wineoftheweek

Really good. Thanks, @allanjenkins21

My bit on Boris Johnson’s “Roosevelt” speech [airquotes mandatory pls] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/30/conservatives-cowboy-builders-boris-johnson

Big fan of Tony’s work. Yobs are now running the country.

Does Bordeaux still need wine critics to sell its wines en primeur? @RivieraWineAc argues that it doesn't in this provocative piece for my site. https://timatkin.com/whither-bordeaux-2019/

Fascinating piece about the making of one of the truly great albums. Thanks @wendyfinnandmax for posting!

Fingers crossed!

“These trying months have shown us a government and a prime minister of unique incompetence, deceitful and panicky, often inattentive to essential business ...and incapable of pursuing a steady policy for more than 5 minutes.” Ferdinand Mount ⁦@LRB⁩ https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n13/ferdinand-mount/superman-falls-to-earth

“It will be a long time before they rise again.” Former Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko on what he helped to achieve in the U.K. Excellent piece by ⁦@NickCohen4⁩ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/27/putin-is-up-to-no-good-but-johnson-needs-little-help-in-creating-chaos

A great, if depressing thread via @sloweyres. The state of this country...

Word of the day (again) is 'unasinous', a 17th-century spin-off of 'unanimous' that means 'united in stupidity' (literally, 'one ass').

Two tasty Barolos for tonight’s informal chat about Nebbiolo with ⁦@thewinefind⁩ at 7pm UK time on Instagram Live

My latest wine of the week is the 2019 Susana Balbo Signature White Blend from the Uco Valley. https://timatkin.com/tasting-notes/susana-balbo-signature-white-blend/

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-r7i7q-e11ab2 on #Podbean

Finally some action on this important health issue! https://twitter.com/EricAsimov/status/1275838623951335424