John Turi

John Turi

* Winner of Millesima's Blog Award in the Fine Wine category *

* Semifinalist for the Wine Blog Awards 2015 *

John Turi has had an impulsive career as a writer, wine critic, 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, later switched to Creative Writing, and, 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 Noir from Sonoma County in Northern California.

You can read his monthly wine articles at

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

For the good of his sanity, he is a columnist at, where he writes a monthly wine column featuring only the best bottles.

He currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife Shawn-Marie, a motivational speaker for women in business.

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