On Wine And Dating

by Anne Burchett
...I admit, I am hard to please, being a cynical wine professional of a certain age with a huge curiosity and a tight budget. I was looking online for a...

Marlborough: The Fear of France?

by Matt Walls
...grapes retain their all-important natural acidity. The soils also play a part. Clive Jones, winemaker at Nautilus Estate, explains “Most of the plantings are on the stony-silt loams of the...

Everything you need to know about Prosecco

by Tim Atkin
...more international Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. There are several clones of Prosecco. Prosecco Balbi is the most planted (and arguably the best) but you can also find Prosecco Lungo, Prosecco...

Humanising The New Normal

by Andy Neather
...together as social beings. Even in lockdown, for most of us the social remained vital: the park walks with friends, the virtual cocktails and family quizzes, the Zoom calls with...

About Tim

I’m an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine with 35 years’ experience. I write for a number of publications, including Harpers, DecanterThe World of Fine WineGourmet Traveller Wine and The Drinks Business and am one of the Three Wine Men. I am a co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge, the world’s most rigorously judged blind tasting competition, and have won over 30 awards for my journalism and photography. So far, I don’t have a red nose to show for it.

(Here’s a longer CV below, couched in the third person to impress prospective employers.)

Don’t forget your corkscrew

by Matt Walls
...Don’t forget to factor in the inevitable garage bills. Normal cars aren’t designed for dusty vineyard tracks. Last year in the Rhône our car got beached on a hump in...

Spend less, drink better

by Matt Walls
...to offer for not much money.” Portugal is also singled out for praise by all three, variously citing Alentejo, Lisboa and Vinho Verde as regions or styles to watch. Southern...