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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Lealtanza Crianza 2004, Doca Rioja Bottle Lealtanza Crianza 2004, Doca Rioja
Spain
114835
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.95 None
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Kleine Zalze Barrel Fermented Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2008, Wo Western Cape Bottle Kleine Zalze Barrel Fermented Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2008, Wo Western Cape
South Africa
96495
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$13.80 None
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Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Wo Western Cape Bottle Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Wo Western Cape
South Africa
96255
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$15.95 None
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Escudero Solar De Becquer Crianza 2004, Doca Rioja Bottle Escudero Solar De Becquer Crianza 2004, Doca Rioja
Spain
103465
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$14.45 None
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Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2007, Doca Rioja Bottle Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2007, Doca Rioja
Spain
674564
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$15.95 None
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Wits End Free Settler & The Convict Chardonnay/Viognier 2007, South Australia Bottle Wits End Free Settler & The Convict Chardonnay/Viognier 2007, South Australia
Australia
90928
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Cave De Cleebourg Pinot Gris 2006, Alsace, France Bottle Cave De Cleebourg Pinot Gris 2006, Alsace, France
Alsace, France
108530
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$17.95 None
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Torre Varano Taburno Falanghina 2007, Doc Bottle Torre Varano Taburno Falanghina 2007, Doc
Italy
106351
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Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2007, Western Cape Bottle Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2007, Western Cape
South Africa
626333
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Samos Vin Doux 2007, Aoc Bottle Samos Vin Doux 2007, Aoc
Greece
106658
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