Posted 11th Dec 2014
News from Tim
Welcome to timatkin.com. I hope you like the site and find lots to read and enjoy, especially the in-depth reports we've published in the last few months on 2013 Rhône, Oregon, South Africa, 2009 Brunello, Washington State, Argentina, 2012 Burgundy and 2013 Bordeaux. There are also columns by Ron Washam (aka The HoseMaster), Matt Walls and Robert Joseph. Tim Atkin MW
Posted 15th Dec 2014
Sometimes it takes events like the Scottish Referendum to make you realise that however ancient and permanent the old order appears, the status quo could suddenly change. It’s no different in the world of wine: in fact, there’s one anomaly that I’ve been increasingly aware of recently. South Africa has always been considered part of the New World, but I think the tipping point has been reached. It’s time for us to move South Africa from New World to Old World.
Château Mouton-Rothschild could lobby the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux to move from Second Growth...
Wine of the Day
(£5.99, 12.5%, Majestic)
Aromatic, attractive and showing all the exuberance and fruit sweetness of Mendoza Malbec at its most appealing, this is all about fruit rather than power, alcohol and oak. There’s enough tannin and structure here to partner a Christmas roast or a thick steak.
I’m an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine with 28 years’ experience. I write for a number of publications, including The World of Fine Wine, Intelligent Life, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Imbibe, Decanter, Wine-Searcher, Fine Drink (China) and Woman and Home, appear regularly on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and am one of the Three Wine Men. I am a co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge, the world’s most rigorously judged blind tasting competition, and have won over 25 awards for my journalism and photography. So far, I don’t have a red nose to show for it.
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