John Fodera's Top Wine Picks

Welcome friends and fans of Tuscan Vines! Below are John’s curated wine picks that he has personally tasted and recommends. As a friend of John’s, use code TUSCANVINES10 for 10% off your entire order!
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This is a Super Tuscan – kind of like the Italian wine version of a super hero. 2018 was a spectacular vintage for Tuscany, so you’ll want this for your cellar. $49
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Another Super Tuscan, but from the previous year. 2017 was not quite as spectacular as 2018, and it takes an expert to know from which wineries to trust in this vintage. Luckily, we have the expertise, and this is a bargain. $35
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If Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio had a baby, this would be it. It has the body and complexity of  Chardonnay, with the crispness and minerality of Pinot Grigio. $23
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If Tavel is the OG rose, then this is the OG pet-nat. A sparkling wine from the Emilia-Romagna made via Metodo Ancestrale – which means, the second fermentation occurs in the bottle, and there’s no dosage so it’s completely dry. No idea what all that means? Just know that it’s a tasty, fizzy, fresh wine that’s perfect with anything fatty or fried.  $29
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The “king of wines” and “wine for kings” is either Barolo or Barbaresco — depending on who you talk to. Both noble wines are made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Piedmont and require a decade-plus to mature. This Nebbiolo from Piedmont is about one-third the price of those wines and can be enjoyed RIGHT NOW. What are you waiting for? $25
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About John Fodera

John M. Fodera is the Owner and Publisher of Tuscan Vines. He is an Italian Wine Journalist, Published Author and leads Wine & Food Tours to Tuscany called “Rustic Tuscany Tours”.

He has been writing about wine since 1995 and started Tuscan Vines in 2010. Though his heritage devotes him to writing about Italian wines, his travels have taken him to some of the world’s greatest wine regions. In addition to traveling extensively throughout Italy, John has made numerous visits to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Alsace, the Loire, Germany, and Champagne.

His writing has been featured in the Somm Journal, Wine Buyer’s Guide,, Virtual Gourmet, Dry Creek Vineyard’s Wine Club, and Fine Dining Lovers magazine.

Wine critic John Fodera sniffing glass of wine behind several other glasses of red wine
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