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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Altus Rise Wildlight Shiraz 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Altus Rise Wildlight Shiraz 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
18411
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Omrah Crossings Chardonnay 2019, Great Southern, Western Australia Bottle Omrah Crossings Chardonnay 2019, Great Southern, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
17644
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Xavier Vignon Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf Du Pape 2017, Ap Bottle Xavier Vignon Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf Du Pape 2017, Ap
Rhône, France
393421
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$65.95 High
(1000+)V
Urbina Gran Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja Bottle Urbina Gran Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
355743
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$55.95 High
(886)V
Carione Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Docg Bottle Carione Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
19675
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$35.95 High
(1000+)V
Kutjevo Grasevina De Gotho 2018, Slavonija Bottle Kutjevo Grasevina De Gotho 2018, Slavonija
Croatia
19510
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$26.95 High
(330)V
W. & J. Graham's The Tawny Mature Reserve Tawny Port, Dop, Portugal Bottle W. & J. Graham's The Tawny Mature Reserve Tawny Port, Dop, Portugal
Douro, Portugal
644906
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$24.95 High
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Caves D'esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2019, Ac Côtes De Provence Bottle Caves D'esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2019, Ac Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
491027
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$49.95 High
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Domaine Du Chardonnay Montmains Chablis Premier Cru 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine Du Chardonnay Montmains Chablis Premier Cru 2017, Ac
Burgundy, France
68106
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$43.95 High
(390)V
La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley Bottle La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley
California, Usa
67231
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$39.95 High
(975)V
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