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.

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Yacoubian Hobbs Dry White Wine 2018, Vayots Dzor, Armenia Bottle Yacoubian Hobbs Dry White Wine 2018, Vayots Dzor, Armenia
Armenia, World

Review added: March 02, 2024
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$0.00 None
(0)
Marynissen Heritage Collection Nanny's Blend 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Marynissen Heritage Collection Nanny's Blend 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
37765
Review added: March 02, 2024
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$24.95 High
(256)W
Colio 28 Barrels Reserve Cabernet Franc 2020, VQA Niagara Lakeshore Bottle
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Colio 28 Barrels Reserve Cabernet Franc 2020, VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
37790
Review added: March 01, 2024
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$19.95 High
(555)W
Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino 2018, Docg Bottle Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino 2018, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
113357
Review added: March 01, 2024
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$73.95 None
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Domaine Queylus Tradition Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Domaine Queylus Tradition Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
417774
Review added: March 01, 2024
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$29.95 None
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Opus One 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Opus One 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
36992
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Opus One 2018, Napa Valley Bottle Opus One 2018, Napa Valley
California, Usa
402909
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$399.75 None
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Opus One 2016, Napa Valley Bottle Opus One 2016, Napa Valley
California, Usa
36994
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Opus One 2019, Napa Valley Bottle Opus One 2019, Napa Valley
California, Usa
26310
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Opus One 2012, Napa Valley Bottle Opus One 2012, Napa Valley
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402909
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