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.

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Sonoma winemaking icon helped lay the path for California’s Pinot Noir love affair

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A Reluctant Farewell to Jimtown Store

The iconic country store followed the arc of Sonoma County’s rise

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New reviews of zesty Zins from around the Golden State offering plenty of flavor and value

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With his new projects, the heralded Sonoma winemaker is going from Burgundy to the Rhône

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The latest releases from domestic producers offer plenty of holiday cheer

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Fires Return But Sonoma Averts Crisis

Sonoma vintners weathered another challenging fire season in 2019, but the community's …

Dec 31, 2019
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Wines on this year’s holiday table will be an eclectic mix, just like the vintners who’ll …

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