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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Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Sonoma County Bottle Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Sonoma County
California, Usa
292151
Review added: November 28, 2022
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$24.95 High
(1000+)E
Creekside Backyard Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc 2021, VQA Ontario Bottle Creekside Backyard Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc 2021, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
winery
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$30.00 Shopping_bag
Bottega Stella Spumante Brut 2019 Bottle Bottega Stella Spumante Brut 2019
Veneto, Italy
27970
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$29.95 High
(1000+)G
Val D'oca Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2020, D.O.C.G. Bottle Val D'oca Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2020, D.O.C.G.
Veneto, Italy
340570
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$20.05 High
(1000+)G
Bottega White Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Treviso Extra Dry Millesimato 2021, D.O.C. Treviso Bottle Bottega White Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Treviso Extra Dry Millesimato 2021, D.O.C. Treviso
Veneto, Italy
348318
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Lazzara Bianco Secco, VQA Ontario Bottle Lazzara Bianco Secco, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
16789
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$17.95 High
(1000+)G
Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2021, D.O.C. Treviso Bottle Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2021, D.O.C. Treviso
Veneto, Italy
897702
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Tenuta Ballast Cortenera Durello Riserva 2015, Metodo Classico D.O.C. Lessini Durello Bottle Tenuta Ballast Cortenera Durello Riserva 2015, Metodo Classico D.O.C. Lessini Durello
Veneto, Italy
144960
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$75.00 None
(0)
Noble Ridge The Pink One 2018, BC VQA Okanagan Falls Bottle
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Noble Ridge The Pink One 2018, BC VQA Okanagan Falls
British Columbia, Canada
17574
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$45.99 None
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Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti White Gold Brut Venezia Millesimato 2021, D.O.C. Venezia Bottle Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti White Gold Brut Venezia Millesimato 2021, D.O.C. Venezia
Veneto, Italy
27973
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$29.95 High
(1000+)G
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