Tim Atkin | Master of Wine

Posted 22nd Jul 2014

News from Tim

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 South Africa, 2009 Brunello, Washington State, Argentina, 2012 Burgundy, 2012 Rhône and 2013 Bordeaux. There are also regular columns by Ron Washam (aka The HoseMaster), Matt Walls and Robert Joseph. Tim Atkin MW

 

Most recent

The natural wine challenge
by Simon Woolf & Robert Joseph

Posted 16th Jul 2014

What happens if you take two wine critics with opposing, sometimes polarised views on natural wine, throw them into London's biggest celebration of the sector and force them to taste the same wines together? The seeds of this “challenge” were sown after the 2013 RAW Fair, an event that struck ...

Wine of the Week

NV Wiston, Cuvée Brut, South Downs

(£25, 12%, Corney & Barrow)

A cuvée of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay made on the South Downs by Irish winemaker, Dermot Sugrue, this is a complex, toasty, savoury fizz with fine bubbles, lots of yeasty, bready autolysis and a bone dry, tapering finish. A winery that deserves to be every bit as famous as Nyetimber, Camel Valley and Ridgeview. 

92 points

 

About Tim

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.

Awards and recognition

Louis Roederer Wine Website of the Year 2011 and the Born Digital Award for Best Editorial ContentThis site is the winner of the Louis Roederer Wine Website of the Year 2013 and 2011 and the Born Digital Award for Best Editorial Content.

Read about Tim’s own awards.