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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The Hairy Arm Sunbury Shiraz 2016 Bottle The Hairy Arm Sunbury Shiraz 2016
Victoria, Australia
132415
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$31.56 None
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Chateau Haut Mongeat Bordeaux Supérieur 2018, A.O.C. Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Chateau Haut Mongeat Bordeaux Supérieur 2018, A.O.C. Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
Agent
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Chateau Jean Voisin Fagouet 2014, A.O.C. Saint Emilion Grand Cru Bottle Chateau Jean Voisin Fagouet 2014, A.O.C. Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux, France
132155
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$35.95 None
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Les Cedres De Haura Graves 2016, A.O.C. Graves Bottle Les Cedres De Haura Graves 2016, A.O.C. Graves
Bordeaux, France
Agent
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Sordo Rapuje Langhe Rosso 2010, D.O.C. Langhe Bottle Sordo Rapuje Langhe Rosso 2010, D.O.C. Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
132420
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$34.04 None
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Tenuta Di Lilliano Chianti Classico 2019, D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico Bottle Tenuta Di Lilliano Chianti Classico 2019, D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
132129
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$28.90 None
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Ca' Della Scala Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017, D.O.C. Valpolicella Ripasso Bottle Ca' Della Scala Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017, D.O.C. Valpolicella Ripasso
Veneto, Italy
132417
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$26.95 None
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Gorgo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2019, D.O.C. Valpolicella Ripasso Bottle Gorgo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2019, D.O.C. Valpolicella Ripasso
Veneto, Italy
132159
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Tenute Pieralisi Marzaiola Lacrima Di Morro D'alba 2020, D.O.C. Lacrima Di Morro D'alba Bottle Tenute Pieralisi Marzaiola Lacrima Di Morro D'alba 2020, D.O.C. Lacrima Di Morro D'alba
Marche, Italy
132142
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Bodegas Jalon Peña Aldera Crianza 2017, D.O.Ca Rioja Bottle Bodegas Jalon Peña Aldera Crianza 2017, D.O.Ca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
132244
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