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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A Tale of Two Vineyards

Carlisle winemaker Mike Officer finds character and contrast in two Russian River Valley …

Nov 30, 2019
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Willamette Valley's Rising Appeal

Oregon's premiere winegrowing region offers a panoply of opportunities to taste and dine.

Nov 30, 2019
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Tenacious JC

Winemaker Jeff Cohn's been making California Zinfandels and Rhône-style reds for decades. …

Oct 8, 2019
DuMol and the Great Scot
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DuMol and the Great Scot

Senior editor Tim Fish spotlights DuMol winery, which has mastered Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, …

Oct 31, 2019
10 Fun California Rosés for $20 or Less
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10 Fun California Rosés for $20 or Less

You'll need these newly reviewed bargain wines to see you through the rest of the season

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Catching Up With Lynn Penner-Ash

The Oregon luminary discusses the evolution of Willamette Valley and what the future holds

Sep 30, 2019
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9 Under-$20 California Bargains

These newly released bottlings offer variety and value

Jul 15, 2019
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Winemakers Just Wanna Have Fun

Sonoma’s Monday Standard crew of winemaking rascals takes their wine seriously, and almost …

Jul 15, 2019
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8 Underdog California Zinfandels

You should be looking to these areas for great-value Zins. Here are some newly reviewed …

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