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

“He claims it will increase risk of Lab/SNP coalition with proportional voting leaving Tories locked out of power for decades.” Sounds good to me. As long as it includes the Lib Dems, the Greens and others.

Tory party announces venue for it's next Back Boris rally

Lots of fun chatting with @timatkin about my book, #intoxicatingtendrinks for his podcast https://twitter.com/timatkin/status/1544274208242401282

Some thoughts about numbers and scores, @atkinson_mw on the Château Pétrus of Essex, a cracking Tavel rosé #wineoftheweek from @Tesco and a podcast with @maxallenwine. All in my latest newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/timatkin.com/number-crunching. Photo by Anne Nygard and @unsplash

Really looking forward to interviewing leading Veneto producer Alessandro De Stefani of ⁦@destefaniwinery⁩ on #corktalk this weekend

Is it true that some wines don't travel well? In his latest piece for my site @sloweyres argues that disappointments say more about the drinker than the liquid itself. https://timatkin.com/back-in-barnes/. Photo by Oziel Gómez and @unsplash

Fair play to Chris Pincher. I’ve had some big nights but never drank so much that it brought down a government.

Johnson loves the world stage – he just has no idea where Britain’s place is on it. Superb piece by ⁦@rafaelbehr⁩ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/05/boris-johnson-world-britain-g7-nato-brexit

I haven’t done any philately for decades. But for this I made a pleasurable exception.

#fuckputin #UkraineCrisis

My bit on No 10’s Pincher lies unravelling fast, the bombshell Lord McDonald letter, and a cabinet of absolute gibbering invertebrates  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/05/dominic-raab-boris-johnson-chris-pincher-scandal?CMP=share_btn_tw

My latest #podcast, with @maxallenwine, André Simon award-winning author of Intoxicating, is live. He was a fascinating interviewee. https://timatkin.com/cork-talk/cork-talk-with-max-allen/ #corktalk in association with @VinventionsLA. Photo by Adrian Lander

The state we’re in. Via @williamnhutton. Where is our opposition @UKLabour and @LibDems? Save our country from press barons and rich donors.

Hugely looking forward to chatting and tasting with the wonderful Sophia Bergqvist of ⁦@Quintadelarosa1⁩ on Instagram Live at 7pm this evening. #corktalk

RIP Peter Brook. The Mahabharata was one of the greatest pieces of theatre I’ve seen. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jul/03/peter-brook-influential-theatre-visionary-dies-aged-97

Really looking forward to interviewing Sophia Bergqvist from @Quintadelarosa1 on Instagram Live this evening. #cortalk in association with @VinventionsLA

Superb piece of writing by ⁦@sixatmospheres⁩. Looking forward to publishing his #2022champagne report on my site later this year. https://sixatmospheres.substack.com/p/the-mosquitos-of-epernay?utm_campaign=post&utm_source=direct

Russia has a hunger plan. Vladimir Putin is preparing to starve much of the developing world as the next stage in his war in Europe. 1/16

It’s been an enormous privilege to spend three weeks with the amazing Winston Stubbs of @stubbstours. 5,500 kilometres in three weeks through sunshine and rain. Total legend. #2022sareport