Senior editor Tim Fish joined the Wine Spectator staff in 2001 and is based in Wine Spectator’s Napa, Calif., office. He is the lead taster for California Zinfandel and Merlot, as well as for U.S. sparkling wines. He was promoted to senior editor in 2013 and also assists with news and feature coverage for WineSpectator.com, for which he writes the popular weekly blog Exploring Wine.
Fish earned a degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining Wine Spectator, he worked for 20 years in newspapers, magazines and Internet ventures. Fish has been a resident of Sonoma County for more than two decades.