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.


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“The impression I have of Britain today is that we are like a patient on the psychiatrist’s couch finally succumbing to therapy after years of denial. There is a lot of material 2 work with: class, race, past, present, future.” Superb by ⁦@mattfrei⁩ https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/europe-news/matt-frei-first-five-years-of-brexit-8041182

Next week, @67pallmall launches a wine TV channel, with six hours of new content a day. It's amazingly ambitious. Here's the first week's schedule:


My latest podcast, with Jean-Claude Mas of @PaulMasUK, is live. Have a listen. https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-7vyrg-1068bd9. #corktalk in association with @VinventionsLA

Impressive stuff. Please buy the book, friends.

Global Britain! https://twitter.com/DanielLambert29/status/1405755803584241667

Enjoying listening to @amolrajan on @BBCr4today. He sounds spookily like @IanDunt without the swearing.

Robert Altman’s 20 best films – ranked! | Robert Altman | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jun/17/robert-altmans-20-best-films-ranked

Subscribers: Harpers' annual Bordeaux en primeur report 2020 is here with fantastic, in-depth insights from @GavinQuinney - Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade News https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/28957/Bordeaux_en_primeur_report_2020_.html#.YMsqnt9ly9M.twitter

Is the Blue Wall crumbling? Looks like it. Bravo to @SueWixLD and all the Lib Dems who campaigned their socks off in Chesham and Amersham. Amazing result.

Great to see The Hosemaster in print again. I love the joke about fake wines bought at auction. https://acevola.blogspot.com/2021/06/by-bottle-ron-washam.html

My latest wine of the week is this very tasty £7.99 Aussie Vermentino from @waitrose. A sign of things to come Down Under? https://timatkin.com/tasting-notes/berton-vineyards-metal-label-vermentino/

Wine sale klaxon - the Tour d'Argent restaurant in Paris is going to be selling a number of its legendary bottles on its own website, from September 24 to October 16 (there are 320,000 in the cellar, so they should be left with a few) https://boutique.tourdargent.com/fr/

Brexit is “the drink that British politics takes in the morning to postpone the hangover for another day, and Johnson is the national bartender.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/16/british-politics-drunk-brexit-spirit-boris-johnson

Great, in-depth piece on my site by @canterburywine about the tough choices facing Napa Valley wineries. https://timatkin.com/facing-the-fires/. Photo by Bruce Warrington and Unsplash.

On June 21 at 3:00 CET on our Facebook page we are talking about the T-word (terroir). Join @timatkin and other special guests for what should prove to be a spirited conversatin. https://www.facebook.com/events/544958426872059/?ref=newsfeed

Delighted that the amazing Sue Hodder from Wynns Coonawarra will be my guest on #corktalk this Sunday lunchtime on #instagramlive.
Tune in, friends. In association with ⁦@VinventionsLA⁩

It really does.

On the Wine Trail in Italy: 2021-The future of wine wholesale distribution – Post Covid 19. This is not a cheerful read, but it contains some solid predictions. https://acevola.blogspot.com/2021/06/2021-future-of-wine-wholesale.html

Bowie, Brel, Halsey, Tom Waits, Keith Jarrett, Talk Talk... And more

A little playlist to help you through the day


Thank you @Channel4News. Hold the fat liar to account.