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

Prowein postponed to May 15 to 17.

Tasting history. Should we drink old bottles of wine in a different way? And are they best shared? Latest piece by @OliverStyles on my site. https://timatkin.com/a-piece-of-history/. Photo by Charanjeet Dhiman and @unsplash

How will the great wrecker Boris Johnson break himself out of this bind? | Marina Hyde | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/18/great-wrecker-boris-johnson-hole-sunlit-uplands-failed

We currently have no Duke of Edinburgh, York or Sussex. I don’t want to alarm anyone but we are again exposed to Viking marauders on the Eastern flank. @donaeldunready

From @MatthewdAncona's coruscating column in @tortoise https://www.tortoisemedia.com/2022/01/17/theres-only-one-leaving-do-that-matters-now/

We have a bit of spray drift from one of our conventional neighbours. If you’re looking for top quality Syrah or Cab (farmed organic and BD since 2000) let me know. If it’s for a young wine maker / deserving cause you can have the grapes for free. Guessing about 5-6 t in total 🍇

Some thoughts about honest wines, Margaret Rand on what makes a good blend, a #podcast with @gerardbertando and a delicious #wineoftheweek from @majesticwine. All in my latest newsletter. Link in bio. Photo by Annie Spratt and ⁦@unsplash⁩

Looking forward to tasting and chatting about these three amazing Rhône wines with Philippe Guigal of ⁦@DOMAINEGUIGAL⁩ at 7pm on Instagram Live. #corktalk

My latest podcast, with ex-rugby player and Sud de France wine legend Gérard Bertrand of @GerardBertrandO, is live. Have a listen. https://timatkin.com/cork-talk/cork-talk-with-gerard-bertrand/. #cortalk in association with @VinventionsLA

Very good. Via @robertjoseph

Here’s a poem called ‘Waiting for Sue Gray’.

What is the connection between these pictures

❌ Wandsworth scored 5/10 on the 2021 healthy streets @HSscorecard & has some of the worst pollution hotspots 👉 #PutneyHighStreet & #NineElms.

Dirty air affects us all, but children and elderly people are hit the hardest.

We demand better: https://www.wandsworthlibdems.org.uk/air_pollution

Nice review of my #2021 Uruguay Report in La Nación. https://www.lanacion.com.ar/sabado/no-todo-es-tannat-cuales-son-los-20-mejores-vinos-para-beber-durante-las-vacaciones-en-uruguay-nid13012022/

“The past few years have shown the people of this country to be astonishingly long-suffering. But they will no longer be taken for fools.” Excellent piece by ⁦@gabyhinsliff⁩ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/14/conservatives-boris-johnson-leader-election

Spain considerably less relaxed about Omicron than the U.K. is. https://www.elcomercio.es/sociedad/margarita-val-omicron-grave-20220113123625-nt.html

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-ugvq8-117a775 on #Podbean

When is Dom going to leak the season finale?

My office that is. Via @KrajewskiNic