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

My latest #podcast, with terroir guru Pedro Parra, is live. Link in bio. #corktalk in association with ⁦@VinventionsLA⁩

My latest #podcast, with terroir guru Pedro Parra, is live. Link in bio. #corktalk in association with ⁦@VinventionsLA⁩

Still taking bookings for this D3 Chile masterclass with the one-and-only @timatkin! Join us at https://annemchale.com/guest-expert-series-tim/ https://twitter.com/timatkin/status/1633274635788898310

What’s it like to drink Australian Shiraz for six weeks? ⁦@PeterPharos⁩ sent his palate Down Under to find out. Link to my website in bio. Photo by Joey Csunyo and ⁦@unsplash⁩

Some thoughts about the grace of old vines, ⁦⁦@Wine_Cuentista⁩ on reaching younger drinkers, a cracking Chilean Cabernet from @conchaytoro and a podcast with @mac_forbes_wines. All in my latest newsletter. Link in bio.

Freddie Steward cleared after red card for England in Ireland overturned. So a crap decision by an awful referee was allowed to ruin the match. Crazy. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/22/freddie-steward-cleared-after-red-card-for-england-in-ireland-overturned-rugby-union

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-6q3a5-13bf799 on #Podbean

Sunak and Hunt have the Tory blind spot: they can’t see how greedy they look to everyone else | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/mar/17/rishi-sunak-jeremy-hunt-tory-budget

On this day 20 years ago, Robin Cook tried to stop the Iraq war. I helped write that historic speech | David Clark | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/mar/17/robin-cook-stop-iraq-war-speech

Great Interview with @TwoPaddocks. Definitely buying the book! https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/mar/17/sam-neill-cancer-memoir-interview

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-ifpbf-13bb635 on #Podbean

Some thoughts about single-mindedness and wine, Charlie Leary on disenfranchised drinkers, a podcast with ⁦⁦@WSTA_Miles⁩ and a cracking Rioja from ⁦@TheWineSociety⁩. All in my latest newsletter. Link in bio. Photo by Kyrylo Kholopkon and @unsplash

"A fair and just asylum system means the most vulnerable are given the chance to claim asylum." They won;t be able to, because - again - there will be no asylum applications in this country.

My latest podcast, with Miles Beale of the @wstauk, is live. Fascinating chat about the politics and economics of wine. Link in bio. #corktalk in association with @vinventions.sudamerica

A final thought: however difficult the last few days have been, it simply doesn’t compare to having to flee your home from persecution or war to seek refuge in a land far away. It’s heartwarming to have seen the empathy towards their plight from so many of you. 3/4

Looking forward to interviewing terroir guru @pedroparraterroir on Instagram live next Friday evening. #corktalk in association with ⁦@VinventionsLA⁩

“They’re terrified of the truth.” This is what the U.K. has become. We need people who call out these lies. Bravo @GaryLineker

Daily Mail - Tory
Mail on Sunday - Tory
Daily Express - Tory
Sunday Express - Tory
Daily Telegraph - Tory
Sunday Telegraph - Tory
Times - Tory
Sunday Times - Tory
Evening Standard - Tory
Sun - Tory
BBC Chairman - Tory
BBC Director General - Tory

Tell me again about lefty bias?

Really looking forward to tasting and chatting with @mac_forbes_wines at noon today on Instagram Live. #corktalk

“I’m my own person.” Lot of respect for @GaryLineker