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.

Fires? Drought? Heat? California Wineries' Biggest Challenge Might Be Getting Insurance
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Fires? Drought? Heat? California Wineries' Biggest Challenge Might Be Getting Insurance

After multiple years of wildfires, Napa and Sonoma vintners are struggling to obtain …

Jul 28, 2021
10 Outstanding Washington Cabernets for $30 or Less
Tasting Reports

10 Outstanding Washington Cabernets for $30 or Less

New reviews of hearty and affordable Cabernet Sauvignon and blends from Columbia Valley, …

Jul 19, 2021
Sonoma’s Sebastiani and Clos du Bois Wineries Shuttered
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Sonoma’s Sebastiani and Clos du Bois Wineries Shuttered

The two Sonoma County wineries lose their homes and remembering wine visionaries Jim …

Aug 31, 2021
After Record Heat Blankets the Northwest, Vintners Find Their Vines Are OK, for Now
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After Record Heat Blankets the Northwest, Vintners Find Their Vines Are OK, for Now

Oregon and Washington winery owners report the impact of the heat dome was minimal, but …

Jul 9, 2021
Quilceda Creek Winemaking Team Jumps Ship
News

Quilceda Creek Winemaking Team Jumps Ship

Matthews winery lures away three winemakers from Washington’s most elite Cabernet winery

Jul 7, 2021
A Life in Music and Wine
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A Life in Music and Wine

Jay Boberg shares stories of co-founding a record label and an Oregon winery

Aug 31, 2021
2021 Grand Award Winner: SingleThread Farms
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2021 Grand Award Winner: SingleThread Farms

Garden-to-table nirvana in Sonoma County

Aug 31, 2021
Napa and Sonoma Open Up
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Napa and Sonoma Open Up

From the vineyards to the city streets, new tasting rooms, resorts and restaurants refresh …

Jun 30, 2021
12 Hearty Washington Reds at 90+ Points
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12 Hearty Washington Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and blends from Columbia Valley, up to …

May 17, 2021