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


Definitely worth a read!

This is the way to start the week. So good it makes you want to start singing. #riberareport

Spot on. Via @BYWineUk

So looking forward to tasting these three wines with Isole e Olena’s Paolo de Marchi, one of Italy’s greatest winemakers, at 7pm on Instagram Live. #corktalk

Issue 6 of @ClubOenologique magazine is out now! Thank you to all the contributors who made creating this possible. Find out more & order a copy here > https://cluboenologique.com/magazine/issue-6/ @timatkin @winematcher @AliceLascelles @joeldram @SarahHellerMW @sloweyres @ninacaplan @bruceschoenfeld

Outstanding - and rightly angry - piece by @andrewrawnsley

My winemaker of the week is the jazz-mad terroir specialist @pedroparrachile, one of the key figures in the new Chilean wine revolution. Reviews of six of his wines here: https://timatkin.com/tastings/pedro-parra/

Excellent piece about loneliness during lockdown and beyond. https://www.ft.com/content/408afd90-7f25-49b9-a10d-253c5b29e743

“With each week that passes, I grow ever more aware of what it means to lose, overnight, your hinterland.” Thought-provoking piece by Rachel Cooke. Oh to go to a live gig again. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/28/i-long-to-get-out-to-see-people-and-art-and-to-escape-from-myself

Good to see a bunch of U.K. supermarkets talking out against racism and standing together.

Thinking of watching Collateral as our next boxed set. Worth watching, folks?

Life lessons from Diego Maradona, @PeterPharos on Series Three of @WineShowTV, a tasty #wineoftheweek Grenache Gris from @domainejones and music by Joni Mitchell. All in my latest newsletter. https://bit.ly/2V6XLxZ Photo by Jack Hunter.

My latest podcast, with the amazing @LauraCatena of @CatenaWines, is live. Have a listen: https://bit.ly/3o1t5KS

Childish, but enormous fun via @richardsiddle

Top day out judging Business Traveler Cellars In The Sky awards with ⁦@SarahAbbottMW⁩ and ⁦@petermccombie⁩

Very wet January coming up.

Great to reread this piece by Martin Amis. A better journalist than novelist? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2004/oct/01/sport.sportandleisurebooks

Check out my latest #podcast https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-xtsci-f36dfd on #Podbean