Tim Fish

Tim Fish

Senior Editor, Napa
Tasting Beats: California, Oregon, Washington, U.S. sparkling wines

About

Tim Fish joined Wine Spectator’s Napa office in 2001 and has been a senior editor since 2013. He is lead taster for the wines of Oregon and Washington, California Rhône-style reds and Zinfandels, and U.S sparkling wines.

Fish grew up in small-town Indiana, helping his dad at the grill with steaks cut by his butcher grandfather and taking cooking lessons from his mom. He studied journalism at Western Kentucky University, and after college worked for newspapers in the Midwest before moving to Sonoma County in 1989 to become the food and wine editor for the Press Democrat, covering Northern California wine country. He now lives in the town of Sonoma and has recently become a grandfather.

Arrowood’s Adiós
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Arrowood’s Adiós

After 55 years in winemaking, star vintner Richard Arrowood is leaving Sonoma to start a …

May 31, 2020
9 Washington Reds at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

9 Washington Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and more from Columbia Valley's Walla …

Mar 30, 2020
10 Savory Sonoma Zinfandels at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

10 Savory Sonoma Zinfandels at 90+ Points

New outstanding reviews of California’s heritage grape

Mar 16, 2020
Tablas Creek's French Accent

Tablas Creek's French Accent

The Paso Robles winery shares ownership and inspiration with Châteauneuf's Beaucastel

Apr 30, 2020
Trials & Tribulations
Tasting Reports

Trials & Tribulations

Despite the challenges of the 2017 growing season in California, the vintage’s Rhône-style …

Apr 30, 2020
8 Dynamic Oregon Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

8 Dynamic Oregon Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points

There are plenty of fresh names to explore with these new reviews of Willamette Valley …

Mar 2, 2020
Reaping the Rewards
Tasting Reports

Reaping the Rewards

Oregon winemakers deliver an outstanding crop in 2017, the latest in a string of great …

Mar 31, 2020
7 Zesty Zins Under $30
Tasting Reports

7 Zesty Zins Under $30

New reviews of Zinfandels from California's Sonoma Valley and beyond

Jan 27, 2020
9 Remarkable California Rhônes at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

9 Remarkable California Rhônes at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and blends from the Golden State

Jan 6, 2020

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