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.

10 Vibrant Oregon Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

10 Vibrant Oregon Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding 2018 and 2017 Pinot Noirs from top wineries in Willamette Valley

Nov 23, 2020
Louis M. Martini: Renewing a Legacy

Louis M. Martini: Renewing a Legacy

A pioneering Napa winery looks to the future under Gallo ownership

Nov 15, 2020
Ken Evenstad, Co-Founder of Oregon's Domaine Serene Winery, Dies at 77
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Ken Evenstad, Co-Founder of Oregon's Domaine Serene Winery, Dies at 77

After building his fortune in pharmaceuticals, Evenstad and his wife, Grace, helped create …

Oct 23, 2020
11 Vibrant California Bubblies
Tasting Reports

11 Vibrant California Bubblies

New reviews of exciting Golden State sparkling wines from Napa, Sonoma and beyond, up to 91 …

Oct 12, 2020
We'll Make It Even Better: A Q&A with Meadowood Co-Owner Bill Harlan
News

We'll Make It Even Better: A Q&A with Meadowood Co-Owner Bill Harlan

The Napa vintner discusses the fire damage to his resort and his plans for the future

Oct 1, 2020
Ravenswood: An Icon in Limbo
Opinion

Ravenswood: An Icon in Limbo

After the Sonoma Zinfandel house's sale to Gallo stalled, its future is uncertain

Oct 15, 2020
Second Acts
Tasting Reports

Second Acts

Five new ventures from established winemakers

Oct 15, 2020
The Ponzi Legacy
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The Ponzi Legacy

Tim Fish looks back at the pioneering Oregon winemaking family's contributions, and bright …

Sep 30, 2020
In Memoriam: Anthony Terlato, 1934–2020
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In Memoriam: Anthony Terlato, 1934–2020

From working in his father's retail store to building a leading wine distribution and …

Sep 30, 2020

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