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

Another superb piece @sarahchurchwell. Thanks for posting!

“There​ are probably 400 million ‘civilian owned’ firearms in the US, and (although there is of course no registry) 43 per cent of Americans report that they live in a home with a gun, even if they don’t own one themselves. Those numbers are going up.” https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n18/deborah-friedell/in-america-s-blood

Kim Darroch and the art of the diplomat. Interesting piece. https://www.newstatesman.com/collateral-damage-kim-darroch-review

Doing some research for my Podcast and Insta Live with Álvaro Palacios tomorrow. Is there anything that people really want me to ask him? I'm hoping he'll play his guitar while we taste and chat about some wines.

Just compare these two articles, from Matthew Parris of The Time, about Boris Johnson. One he wrote last year before the election and the other today.

Matthew Parris saw the future.

Question for Tory MPs: When are you going to drop this zing zung of a mackerel & his Svengali?

“Ignorant of the land across the ocean, ignorant of the land across the sea, this government bent on Brexit is crashing us into rocks it cannot even see.” Trenchant piece by ⁦@Freedland⁩. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/18/brexiters-ignorance-disaster-clueless-us-ireland-boris-johnson

With Mitch McConnell already vowing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a Trump nominee, I wonder in my article tonight if the Democrats are truly prepared for the battle that they must wage.

@adamdnathan Saw a great meme the other day. It was a pic of a calendar and said "after 2020, I'm not buying a 2021 calendar until I've seen a trailer!"

This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. Sinead O'Connor singing Danny Boy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSjvLG7IJAI

Is life really too short to drink bad wine? Plus Margaret Rand on the appeal of older wines, a #wineoftheweek from Santorini, music by Christy Moore and details of my #2020sareport. All in my latest newsletter. https://bit.ly/3iNkB7W

She’s a brilliant winemaker.

Really enjoying tasting a range of @mclaren_vale Grenaches courtesy of Wine Australia. Good Youtube video here about the region and its signature grape: https://youtu.be/BhJBJCa5TQA

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-593k9-ebf039 on #Podbean

Noam Chomsky: The world is at the most dangerous moment in human history https://www.newstatesman.com/world/2020/09/noam-chomsky-world-most-dangerous-moment-human-history

Dinner with ⁦@JolyonMaugham⁩, ⁦@IanDunt⁩ and ⁦@seanjonesqc⁩. These are slipping down very nicely.

Ok who’s going to tell them https://twitter.com/marcusjdl/status/1306584593471025152

Always a pleasure to discover new producers.

Join in, friends. All welcome. #shakespearetogether.