Tim McNally

Professional Judge, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Tim McNally

Tim McNally

Tim McNally is the host of the daily two-hour radio program, The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show, broadcast regionally on WGSO 990AM in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, which has been on the air for over 12 years. The program is streamed, and the broadcasts as well as the stored podcasts are available on www.wgso.com.

He is also the on-air host and producer of Appetite for Life, a show devoted to exploring the New Orleans dining and drinking scene which also includes interviews with winemakers and distillers from around the world. The half-hour program is broadcast every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., repeated Sundays at 5 p.m., on WLAE-TV, Channel 32.

Tim is a past 8-term Board member and 2-term president of The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, which attracts more than 14,000 lovers of food and wine to the Crescent City every May.

He was a Founder and Board Member of the Crescent City Restaurant Rebirth Project, a foundation that worked to assist area restaurants get back to business after Hurricane Katrina, and he currently serves on the Wine Auction Committee for WLAE-TV, public television in New Orleans, and is the auction’s on-air spokesperson.

Tim is a Founding Member of the Board of Directors for the Museum of the American Cocktail based in New Orleans. Tim gives many lectures each year about wine and its history. He is a guest lecturer at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Tim is:

  • the wine and spirits editor, feature writer and featured columnist, Last Call, for New Orleans Magazine, a monthly publication;
  • the wine and spirits editor and weekly columnist, Happy Hour, for www.myneworleans.com; and
  • the executive editor, featured columnist, and founder of Gulf Coast Wine + Dine Online.He annually serves as a professional judge for more than 8 wine competitions along the Gulf Coast, in the South, the Midwest, Washington State, and California. He has also judged a number of wine competitions in Portugal.