john Szabo

john Szabo
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562 people have been to outer space, but there are only 269 master sommeliers currently sipping wine worldwide and John is one of them; he was the first Canadian to add the “MS” credentials to his name in 2004. He has also been named “Canada’s best-known sommelier” in Meininger’s Wine Business International Magazine. Today, John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, and buyer for the WineAlign Exchange wine club, as well as columnist at Modalina, Monarch and MarQuee magazines. He recently joined the team at CellArt, a company fusing art and design with function in one-of-a-kind luxury wine cellars, as content contributor, in-house cellar consultant and occasional event host to share his passion and expertise with collectors and wine lovers worldwide.

John is co-host of the new podcast Wine Thieves with WineAlign colleague Sara D’Amato, host of the IGTV series 5 to 7 Winedown, and a three-time champion on So You Think You Know Wine, WineAlign’s online blind wine tasting video show, recently dusted off as Think You Know Wine Live!, on Zoom.

He freelances for wine publications around the world, while his last book, Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power, earned critical acclaim including the André Simon award for best drinks book of 2016. On the consulting side, John builds wine programs across Canada, and is currently sourcing wines for Accor/Fairmont/Sofitel Hotels in Québec.

He (used to) speak regularly at trade conferences around the world, and (used to) spend many weeks each year travelling wine country worldwide to keep on top of this fascinating industry. Now, he does a lot of Zoom interviews and tastes more wine at home and in the office than ever before.

@johnszabo; Instagram: johnszaboms; www.johnszabo.com

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Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2018, Langhorne Creek Bottle Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2018, Langhorne Creek
South Australia, Australia
Agent
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$39.15 None
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Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopins 2017, Ac Chablis Bottle Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopins 2017, Ac Chablis
Burgundy, France
132454
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$41.95 None
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Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume Vieille Vigne 2017, Ac Chablis Bottle Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume Vieille Vigne 2017, Ac Chablis
Burgundy, France
132456
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$49.90 None
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Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2017, Ac Chablis Bottle Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2017, Ac Chablis
Burgundy, France
132455
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$45.50 None
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Alamos Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza Bottle Alamos Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
448761
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$15.95 High
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Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas 2015, Ap Gigondas Bottle Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas 2015, Ap Gigondas
Rhône, France
163113
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$40.95 High
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The Prisoner Co. Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Bottle The Prisoner Co. Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
California, Usa
17812
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$29.95 High
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Wakefield Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
197392
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$19.95 High
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St. Hubertus Pinot Blanc 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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St. Hubertus Pinot Blanc 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
648899
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$16.95 High
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Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020, VQA South Islands, Lake Erie North Shore Bottle Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020, VQA South Islands, Lake Erie North Shore
Ontario, Canada
552497
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$15.95 High
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