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

Today’s tasting room in Ocón. Thank you @casalarad. #rioja

The second vintage of one of England's first ventures into the world of 'Prestige' sparkling wines. @Nyetimber are Wine Producer Of The Year in the new @timatkin England 2021 Special Report, where you'll find a review of the whole range. #englishsparklingwine

“Do conservatives now have such a low opinion of their own country that they are happy for it to be governed arbitrarily, by people who dishonour not just international treaties but their own parliament and electorate?” Superb by ⁦⁦⁦@fotoole⁩

100-year-old Tempranillo in La Taconera in Laguardia. #rioja

Visiting old vineyards in Lapuebla. Note the mix of white and red varieties. #rioja

I’m struggling to think of a better value wine than this in RIoja. €4. Needless to say, no U.K. importer.

First tasting of the day at Marqués de Riscal. This should be fun. #rioja

My tasting room at LAN. 23C today in #rioja.

Taking inspiration from @sixatmospheres' excellent report on wines of England 2021 for @timatkin, we've highlighted 10 of the producers worth visiting.

A great opportunity to taste the new ranges from Contino, CVNE and Viña Real. #rioja

A great opportunity to taste the new ranges from Contino, CVNE and Viña Real. #rioja

Bravo, Proelio. Another bodega pushing boundaries in Rioja. This is exceptional. #therealrioja #terroir

Of all the versions of Brexit

You can bet not a soul voted for this one

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-z6ijt-1104945 on #Podbean

Fascinating jamón tasting with Javier Palacios. #rioja

Thanks. I hope @RiojaWine agrees.

Last visit of the day in Nalda. Going to see Nivarius’ Maturana Blanca vineyard at 830 metres. #rioja

Visiting Vinícola Real’s vineyards in Albelda. Another spectacular landscape. #rioja

Dried grapes at Ojuel. To make Miguel Martínez’s brilliant Supurao. #rioja

Dried grapes at Ojuel. To make Miguel Martínez’s brilliant Supurao. #rioja