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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Live It Up in Napa Valley

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The Increasingly Frequent Threat of Frost

For grapegrowers in California, Oregon, France and beyond, a perennial threat becomes more …

Jul 31, 2022
8 Vivacious Oregon Wines Up to 92 Points
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8 Vivacious Oregon Wines Up to 92 Points

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Jun 27, 2022
Chateau Ste. Michelle Without the Chateau?
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Without the Chateau?

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Editors’ Guide to the Grand Tour Tastings

The Wine Spectator team shares don’t-miss wines, discoveries and personal favorites to …

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Cabernet Country
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Cabernet Country

Washington's top red variety shines in recent vintages 

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A Grower of Wine
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A Grower of Wine

Tony Soter helped set the course for Napa Cabernet before championing Pinot Noir in …

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In Praise of 2019 Zinfandel

In Praise of 2019 Zinfandel

Senior editor Tim Fish says this is a rare Zin vintage that achieves harmony and balance—an…

May 31, 2022
Late-Spring Frost Imperils Oregon and California Vineyards
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Late-Spring Frost Imperils Oregon and California Vineyards

The extent of damage to vineyards and the 2022 crop in Willamette Valley, Lodi and the …

Apr 27, 2022