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 201o. 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, Wine365.com, Virtual Gourmet, Dry Creek Vineyard’s Wine Club and Find Dining Lovers magazine.
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New site looks great John. Standby for blog awards.
Thanks Andy. Glad you made it over.
Well done John.
It is a very nice new website.
Wow, this is a very nice website. Clean lines, easy to navigate. My I ask, did you do this yourself? I want to create one but am not sure how to go about doing it.I am a writer and everyone tells me I should make my own website.
In any case. the food pics are lovely and they make me want to start cooking again (used to cook all the time when first married. Then I had kids and it was a rotating schedule of hamburgers, spaghetti, pizza and the occasional steak or chicken salad. The monotony just got to me. 🙂
thank you for the amazing article about Medic Ermete and Lambrusco wines.
It is my pleasure. As I say, the wines were truly delicious and I will be buying them for my cellar. Will we see each other at Gambero Rosso? Aspetto.
Hi John, Ran across your site while exploring Italian Food and Wine. Great job! Love the Lambrusco article….I too am a huge fan and always start my privateIn-Home dining events with it. I signed up on email list and can’t wait to see the Italian fun you post!
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Paul, Welcome aboard. Great to hear you like the website. Look forward to hearing more from you!
Great articles by, John Fodera’s @Tuscan Vivas
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Luis, thank you very much for reading and commenting. I appreciate the kind words.
Hey John, big fan of your website. I always enjoy your articles and every recipe of yours I’ve tried has come out great! I have been getting pretty big into wine the past few years and Sangiovese has always been my favorite grape. I’ve spent quite some time now trying to find the perfect glass for Sangiovese. I’ve done research online and have not had much luck (although there is plenty of feed back to find when it comes to Cabernet or Pinot Noir). A few articles have said to use a Zinfandel/ Riesling glass and I have tried some and am not a fan. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing which glass you use for your Italian wines. Thank you
Thanks Anthony! What I normally use for CCR/GS/Brunello and Super Tuscans is the Riedel Cabernet stem or equivalent. Riedel used to make a Brunello glass but it was just a shorter version of the Cab stem. For CC I use the same, but have seen people use a Zin glass because the wines are younger. I only have 2 stems now. The aforementioned Cab and Burgundy stems that I use for Nebbiolo. Salute and thanks for reading.
John, I signed up for your newsletter, but did NOT receive a confirmation to click in my email from aweber, the service you are using. Evelyn Basile .
Hi Evelyn. Let me check and I’ll get back to you. Thanks for letting me know!
Have enjoyed your website and articles. While you are seemingly focused primarily on Tuscany, do you also work some of the other Italian wine regions, specifically – Veneto, Piemonte, Puglia, Abruzzo, or even Campania? Just curious. I am currently living in back in Napoli again and have spent 16 + years in Europe on and off over the last 30 years, with lots of exposure to wine tasting but really built our enology knowledge over the last 10 years with my wife. Would like to connect you to look as some newer, small producers in Tuscany or other suggestions that you may have.
Hi Tom, thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, if you use the search tool here you’ll find information on lots of the regions you mentioned above in addition to Umbria which you didn’t mention. There are reports on Sagrantino, Taurasi, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and wines from Veneto like Sartori, Allegrini, even Bolla etc. Poke around and let me know what you think. I will email you as to your other question. Welcome aboard!
I came upon your website while looking to understand the changes in Poggio Valente 2016 vs earlier DOCG vintages.
I greatly appreciate Tuscan wines and have found our tastes well aligned.
Bruciato (2016, 2017), Crognolo (2016, 2017), Castellare Chianti Classico (always!), Neri Brunello (2010 and 2015) Barbi Brunello (2010, 2015)
I’m holding on to 2010 Biondi Santi Brunello for at least another 5 years before trying. The 2006 was excellent.
And cellaring some 2016 Oreno Toscano as well as 2011 Mazzei Belguardo Maremma Toscana. Both of which I’ve had earlier vintages and enjoyed.
You clearly know and love Tuscan wines, food and life. I’ll be back!
Awesome Brad, thanks for commenting and welcome aboard. I hope you continue to enjoy my content. Salute!
Hi John, we would love to send you some samples from http://www.monterosola.com could you send me your email address please.
Many Thanks Sharon
Really enjoy your website John. Many Thanks. Vinchel
Thanks Vinchel….always good to hear. Thanks for commenting…