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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Van Loveren Christina The Heritage Collection Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Wo Robertson Bottle Van Loveren Christina The Heritage Collection Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Wo Robertson
Robertson, South Africa
18694
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Roc Des Templiers Plan De Dieu Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2018, Ac Cotes Du Rhone Villages Bottle Roc Des Templiers Plan De Dieu Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2018, Ac Cotes Du Rhone Villages
Rhône, France
539916
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$15.95 High
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Beronia Tempranillo Rosé 2020, Doca Rioja Bottle Beronia Tempranillo Rosé 2020, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
323519
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$13.95 High
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La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2018, Monterey Bottle La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2018, Monterey
California, Usa
158683
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$26.95 High
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Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Nero D'avola/Syrah 2014, Igt Terre Siciliane Bottle Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Nero D'avola/Syrah 2014, Igt Terre Siciliane
Sicily, Italy
291369
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$19.95 High
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Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Dunnigan Hills, California Bottle Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Dunnigan Hills, California
California, Usa
478743
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$19.95 High
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Wildass Merlot 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Wildass Merlot 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
376822
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$19.95 High
(501)V
Thatched Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Thatched Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
262782
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$19.95 High
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Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Clare Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
744235
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$19.95 High
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Stratus Wildass Rosé 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada Bottle Stratus Wildass Rosé 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada
Ontario, Canada
71712
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$18.95 High
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