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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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
News in Print

In Memoriam: Anthony Terlato, 1934–2020

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

Sep 30, 2020
Washington 101: A Guide to the AVAs
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Washington 101: A Guide to the AVAs

How well do you know the appellations of Washington state? Wine Spectator's handy AVA guide …

Sep 30, 2020
The Big Heat
Tasting Reports

The Big Heat

Scorching temperatures returned to Washington in 2017, but vintners are learning to adapt

Sep 30, 2020
9 Hearty Washington Reds at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

9 Hearty Washington Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Grenache from the …

Sep 14, 2020
Updated: West Coast Wildfires Threaten Oregon and Washington Wine Harvests
News

Updated: West Coast Wildfires Threaten Oregon and Washington Wine Harvests

Most vineyards and wineries have avoided serious fire and smoke damage so far, but a Rogue …

Sep 10, 2020
Ravenswood in Limbo
Winery Intel

Ravenswood in Limbo

Founding winemaker Joel Peterson talks about the Zinfandel cult favorite's uncertain future

Jul 22, 2020
9 California Rhône-Style Reds at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

9 California Rhône-Style Reds at 90+ Points

New outstanding reviews of Syrah, Grenache and more, from Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa …

Jul 6, 2020
French Wine Firm EPI Buys Majority Stake in Michael Mondavi's Folio
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French Wine Firm EPI Buys Majority Stake in Michael Mondavi's Folio

The luxury goods firm, which owns Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck and Biondi-Santi, …

Jul 1, 2020

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