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I’ve been working with, learning about and drinking wine for over 25 years and no matter what other ventures I find myself in, I always come back to my passion for wine.

For a while now I’ve written a monthly wine article for a literary magazine and I felt it was time to showcase my love for the grape and have a permanent home for my past and future articles.

– John Turi


Wine Critic and Author – John Turi

Wine Critic, John Turi

Photo by Ian Rath

John Turi has had an impulsive career as a writer, wine aficionado, and artist. He has two published books of short fiction and poetry. He is a former child actor with the anxiety to prove it.

He began college with a major in Mortuary Science and then switched to Creative Writing and then finally finished at a free love hippie art college in Southern California with a degree in Graphic Design and Marketing.

During his college years he worked in the wine industry and acquired a delicate palate for varietals. For the last 20 years he has become a private rare book and wine collector. He desires California Pinot Noirs, and his true loves are wines from Sonoma County.

As a way to pay for his wine and book collection he works as a Senior Marketing Manager for one of the largest adult toy companies in the world.

He currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife Shawn Marie; a business consultant for women in business.

Enjoy John’s latest book ‘A Drinker With A Writing Problem – A Wine Lover’s Retrospective‘ available at Amazon in softcover, ebook and audiobook.

John’s other wine articles appear monthly at Connotation Press (an online artifact)

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