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

Some thoughts about Milan Kundera and Garnacha, ⁦@SusanRLin⁩ on wine and music, a cracking Chianti from ⁦@waitrose⁩ and a podcast with @m_chapoutier. All in my latest newsletter. Link in bio. Photo by Wolf Zimmerman and @unsplash. https://mailchi.mp/timatkin.com/a-love-letter-to-garnacha

Who wants to live to 100 on a diet of lentil and broccoli slurry? Mostly rich men | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/26/live-to-100-diet-lentil-broccoli-rich-immortality

And no game plan. Jones must go.

Hard to remember a more embarrassing England performance than this. Abysmal. South África giving us a rugby lesson.

The question is not *why* Michelle Mone got £29m of your money. The question is *how* Michelle Mone got £29m of your money.

A beautiful poem for dancers everywhere. Thank you @brian_bilston

My latest #podcast, with Michel Chapoutier of @M_Chapoutier, is live. Fascinating chat with the enfant terrible of the Rhône Valley. https://timatkin.com/cork-talk/cork-talk-with-michel-chapoutier/

Manifiesto en Defensa del Paisaje Riojano - Sign the Petition! https://chng.it/F55qP69M via @UKChange

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-3xwhk-13215ef on #Podbean

Vinos, enólogos y bodegas de #Soria brillan en el informe de Tim Atkin #RiberaDelDuero @timatkin @DORibera https://heraldodiariodesoria.elmundo.es/articulo/provincia/vino-vinas-viejas-soria-brilla-informe-tim-atkin/20221121124127347465.html

The state of our public transport system is a disgrace. Powerful piece by ⁦@helenpidd⁩ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/24/britains-trains-tories-north-england-avanti

“Being pro-immigration is no longer just a moral position or even an economic one. It is a popular one. It’s about time Starmer recognised it.” Excellent piece by ⁦@IanDunt⁩ https://inews.co.uk/opinion/keir-starmer-has-totally-misread-the-national-mood-on-immigration-and-risks-embarrassing-his-party-1989482

Some thoughts about sharing wine in tough times, Charlie Leary on marginal wine regions, a delicious Gaillac red from @strictlywine and a #podcast with Marcelo Papa of @conchaytoro. All in my latest newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/timatkin.com/how-much-is-too-much-to-spend-on-food-and-drink-6170860. Photo by Valentin Muller on @unsplash

Does listening to music while we drink wine affect our perception and enjoyment of the liquid in the glass? Classical musician and Master of Wine @SusanRLin argues that they do. https://timatkin.com/a-sensorial-symphony/. Photo by Marius Masalaron @unsplash

My latest #podcast, with Marcelo Papa of ⁦@conchaytoro⁩, is live. Have a listen. #corktalk in association with ⁦@VinventionsLA⁩. https://timatkin.com/cork-talk/cork-talk-with-marcelo-papa/

Ever so slightly in love with this wine. Butterfly elegance. #garnacha #gredos #spain #comandoG

Comando G new releases tasting. This should be a lot of fun.

Retasting my #riberadelduero Top 100. This is my red wine discovery of the year. SO good.

Struggling for gift ideas for your Vote Leave friends? How about this Brexit mug?

Tim Atkin MW returns to Ribera del Duero for second 'Special' report - Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade News https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/30878/Tim_Atkin_MW_returns_to_to_Ribera_del_Duero_for_second__Special__report.html#.Y3uAjSSH7JM.twitter @timatkin