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Wine Critic and Author – John Turi

Wine Critic, John Turi
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John Turi has had an impulsive career as a writer, wine aficionado, and artist. He has numerous published works in fiction, poetry and of course creative non-fiction focussing on wine. 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.

During his college years, he worked in the wine industry and acquired a delicate palate for varietals. For the last 25 years, he has become a rare book and wine collector. His must-haves are Ernest Hemingway and Sonoma County Pinot Noirs.

As a way to pay for his wine and book collection, he works as a Marketing Director for the much-respected adult toy company; Sportsheets.

He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Shawn Marie, and a houseful of dogs and cats.

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)