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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Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2019, Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2019, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
15129
Review added: October 16, 2021
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$42.00 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase Vineyards Vineyard Chardonnay 2019, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase Vineyards Vineyard Chardonnay 2019, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
148866
Review added: October 16, 2021
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$33.00 None
(0)V
Closson Chase Vineyards The Brock Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara River Bottle Closson Chase Vineyards The Brock Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
20899
Review added: October 16, 2021
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$25.00 None
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Jackson Triggs Okanagan Grand Reserve White Meritage 2020, Okanagan Valley VQA Bottle Jackson Triggs Okanagan Grand Reserve White Meritage 2020, Okanagan Valley VQA
British Columbia, Canada
15025
Review added: October 15, 2021
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$19.99 Shopping_bag
Plaimont Colombelle Tannat/Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2020, Igp Côtes De Gascogne Bottle Plaimont Colombelle Tannat/Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2020, Igp Côtes De Gascogne
Southwest, France
19840
Review added: October 15, 2021
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$12.95 High
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Axel Pauly Generations Mosel Riesling 2019 Bottle Axel Pauly Generations Mosel Riesling 2019
Mosel, Germany
21033
Review added: October 15, 2021
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$22.95 None
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Hedges Cms Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley Bottle Hedges Cms Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
20491
Review added: October 15, 2021
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$29.95 High
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François Villard L'appel Des Sereines Syrah 2018, France Bottle François Villard L'appel Des Sereines Syrah 2018, France
France
12978
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$19.95 High
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Toscolo Chianti Classico 2017, Docg Bottle Toscolo Chianti Classico 2017, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
19521
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$21.95 High
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Winderlea Winery Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017, Willamette Valley Bottle Winderlea Winery Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
136963
Review added: October 13, 2021
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$45.95 None
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