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.

David Bruce, Pioneer of Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, Dies at 89
News

David Bruce, Pioneer of Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, Dies at 89

Raised a teetotaler, Bruce balanced a medical practice with a life in wine, cultivating …

May 4, 2021
12 Vibrant White Wines from Oregon and Washington
Tasting Reports

12 Vibrant White Wines from Oregon and Washington

New reviews of exciting Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and more from the Pacific …

Apr 26, 2021
Wine Country Rebound
Opinion

Wine Country Rebound

Tim Fish explores why things are starting to look up in California's wine regions

May 31, 2021
Bollinger Champagne Owners Buy Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards
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Bollinger Champagne Owners Buy Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards

A pioneering Willamette Valley family, who arrived in the region in 1969 when Oregon Pinot …

Apr 7, 2021
Open Range
Tasting Reports

Open Range

Led by Syrah, California Rhônes expand the map for distinctive reds

May 31, 2021
8 Lively U.S. Bubblies Up to 92 Points
Tasting Reports

8 Lively U.S. Bubblies Up to 92 Points

New reviews of impressive sparklers from California, Oregon and Colorado, all priced at $40 …

Apr 5, 2021
12 Dynamic California Zinfandels Up to 92 Points
Tasting Reports

12 Dynamic California Zinfandels Up to 92 Points

New reviews of lively reds from Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi and beyond

Mar 15, 2021
8 Outstanding California Rhône-Style Reds
Tasting Reports

8 Outstanding California Rhône-Style Reds

New reviews of Syrah- and Grenache-based wines from Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and …

Feb 26, 2021
Oregon’s Long-Lived Pinot Noirs
Tasting Reports

Oregon’s Long-Lived Pinot Noirs

The 2018s are built for the cellar

Mar 31, 2021