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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¡Hola! Brut Cava 2018, Traditional Method, Do Cava Bottle ¡Hola! Brut Cava 2018, Traditional Method, Do Cava
Penedès, Spain
545848
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Goru Gold Monastrell/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2017, Dop Jumilla Bottle Goru Gold Monastrell/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2017, Dop Jumilla
Murcia, Spain
13621
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Stonecap Syrah Estate Grown 2018, Columbia Valley Bottle Stonecap Syrah Estate Grown 2018, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
443150
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$16.95 High
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Wildass Sauvignon Blanc 2019, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Wildass Sauvignon Blanc 2019, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
376814
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$16.95 High
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Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
17646
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$17.95 High
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Porcupine Ridge Rosé 2020, Wo Swartland Bottle Porcupine Ridge Rosé 2020, Wo Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
19552
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$15.95 High
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Leeuwenkuil Reserve Red 2019, Wo Swartland Bottle Leeuwenkuil Reserve Red 2019, Wo Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
14890
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$19.95 High
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Tuerce Botas Garnacha Crianza 2016, Doca Rioja  Bottle Tuerce Botas Garnacha Crianza 2016, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
18594
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Lui Reserva Malbec 2018, Single Vineyard, Uco Valley Bottle Lui Reserva Malbec 2018, Single Vineyard, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
17455
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Domaine De Fabrègues Le Mas 2016, Ap Pézenas Bottle Domaine De Fabrègues Le Mas 2016, Ap Pézenas
Languedoc, France
18792
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$18.95 High
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