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Wine Spectator's Tim Fish Promoted to Senior Editor

Posted: February 19, 2013

Tim Fish, who joined Wine Spectator as an associate editor in 2001, has been promoted to senior editor.

Fish, 53, is based in Wine Spectator’s Napa, Calif., office. He is the lead taster for California Zinfandel and Merlot, as well as for U.S. sparkling wines. In 2012, he was the lead writer for the Sonoma travel cover story in the June 15 issue and wrote major features on California vintners John Lasseter and the late Jess Jackson. He also assists with news and feature coverage for WineSpectator.com, for which he writes the popular weekly blog Exploring Wine.

Fish earned a degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining Wine Spectator, he worked for 20 years in newspapers, magazines and Internet ventures. Fish has been a resident of Sonoma County for 24 years.

Joseph Trdinich
Mars, PA —  February 19, 2013 3:59pm ET
Congrats Tim. I really like to read your perspective. We visit and stay in Healdsburg for 7-10 days each October. Maybe we can meet sometime and share a glass or two!
Dan Kosta
Sebastopol, CA —  February 19, 2013 4:46pm ET
Congrats Tim! A well deserved promotion. Keep up the good work!
Dave Pramuk
Napa —  February 19, 2013 6:31pm ET

Dave Pramuk
Williams Selyem
Healdsburg —  February 19, 2013 6:48pm ET
Way to go Tim!
Jeff Cohn
Oakland —  February 19, 2013 6:54pm ET
Cogratulations Tim! Hard work does pay off!

Alexandra and Jeff Cohn
JC Cellars
Sonoma  —  February 19, 2013 8:00pm ET
Congratulations Tim.

Saxon Brown Wines
Chris Hilliard
Anchorage, AK  —  February 19, 2013 8:02pm ET
Congratulations Tim! I have very much enjoyed your Zinfandel reports! Keep them coming.

Zinfandel Fanatic!

Chris Hilliard
Robert Gledhill
Newport Coast —  February 19, 2013 8:03pm ET
Tim Fish - My sincere congratulations to you. I appreciate all your work and rely on the ratings. Keep up the good work.
Tim Fish
Sonoma County —  February 20, 2013 12:47am ET
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
Larry Schaffer
Santa Ynez Valley, CA —  February 20, 2013 10:47am ET
Congrats, Tim. Hope to see you down here in Santa Barbara County some day soon . . .

Larry Schaffer
tercero wines
Chris Donatiello
Heladsburg, CA —  February 20, 2013 11:17am ET
Congratulations Tim!
Sam Folsom
San Francisco, CA —  February 20, 2013 11:45am ET
Well deserved, Tim. Congratulations!
Tony Lombardi
Sebastopol, CA —  February 20, 2013 4:21pm ET
Right on Tim! Cheers!
Barbara Banke
Geyserville, CA —  February 20, 2013 4:41pm ET
Congratulations Tim!
Rickey Trombetta- Forestville-CA —  February 20, 2013 4:49pm ET
Congratulations. Well deserved.


Trombetta Family Wines
Tim Fish
Sonoma County —  February 20, 2013 4:58pm ET
I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment. Thanks and cheers!
Charene Beltramo
Sonoma, CA —  February 20, 2013 7:05pm ET
Congratulations Tim!
Michael Nickel
Memphis, Tennessee —  February 21, 2013 12:31am ET
Congratulations. I've always enjoyed your blog and articles for what I thought was just your insights, but having now seen your bio I realize that it's, in part, because we're both graduates of the WKU Dept. of Journalism. Well deserved!
Tim Fish
Sonoma County —  February 21, 2013 6:51pm ET
Small world, Michael. Those were good days and I made many friends at WKU who I still keep in contact with. Cheers.
Shauna Rosenblum
Alameda, CA —  February 25, 2013 2:59pm ET
I'll drink to that! Cheers!
Mark A Fisher
Dayton, Ohio USA —  February 26, 2013 4:28pm ET
And to think you learned everything you needed to know about wine while working in Dayton, Ohio ... congratulations Tim!
Tim Fish
Sonoma County —  February 26, 2013 4:51pm ET
Thanks Mark. I hope the wine and food scene is still thriving back home.

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