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

Because you get corked wine more often than rancid milk?

With which wine styles are your risking "social and epicurean suicide"? @chriswilsonwine has the answer on my site. https://t.co/p76NggyLgp

Spot on. It's a disgrace.

Let's guess as to what wine carried this #messageinabottle. Soviet ship from 1969, based in Vladivostock, appears to be for sparkling wine. Was from the captain so in theory "better" wine. My guess is either Crimea or Georgia, leaning to the first.


Peter Allan Finlayson of @crystallumwines and @Gabrielskloof is my South African winemaker of the day portrait. A man who makes great Pinot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc AND Syrah. #2019sareport

“We are in this predicament because of the serial dishonesty, manoeuvring and lust for power of those who insisted that leaving the EU would be easy.” Well said, ⁦@MatthewdAncona⁩ https://t.co/3dy5iBKfrh

Really enjoyed doing the #SmartphonePhotography course @liopschool taught by @CateranaTFleur this weekend. Shot this on my phone and edited it in @lightroom.
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I went to Waterstones and asked the woman for a book about turtles. She asked: "Hardback?" so I said: "Yes, and little heads."