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.

California's Zin Zone
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California's Zin Zone

The 2016s continue the winning streak for this distinctive red as Sonoma County rises above …

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Zinfandel from Father to Son

Zinfandel from Father to Son

Joel Peterson and Morgan Twain-Peterson are dedicated to California’s signature red grape

Jun 30, 2019
9 California Zinfandels with Zing
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9 California Zinfandels with Zing

Get the latest reviews from the winning 2016 and 2017 vintages in Sonoma, Paso Robles and …

May 6, 2019
9 Winning Willamette Pinots
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9 Winning Willamette Pinots

Get a sneak peek of the 2017 vintage with these new reviews

Apr 8, 2019
All In
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All In

California Rhône producers are calling nature's bluff, applying hard-won knowledge to …

Apr 30, 2019
6 Knockout California Zinfandels
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6 Knockout California Zinfandels

New reviews of reds 90 points or higher from Sonoma and beyond

Feb 25, 2019
French Connections
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French Connections

Four Oregon wineries—Lingua Franca, Nicolas-Jay, Résonance and Rose & Arrow—are pushing the …

Mar 31, 2019
ABCs of Oregon
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ABCs of Oregon

Explore Oregon's 19 AVAs in this handy primer to an American hotbed of Pinot Noir and …

Mar 31, 2019
Oregon Ascends
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Oregon Ascends

A trio of classic-quality vintages since 2014 and winemakers' pursuit of top terroirs …

Mar 31, 2019

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