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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Coriole Dancing Fig Estate Grown 2018, Mclaren Vale Bottle Coriole Dancing Fig Estate Grown 2018, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
18337
Review added: June 14, 2021
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Monte Del Frà Lena Di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2018, Doc  Bottle Monte Del Frà Lena Di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2018, Doc
Veneto, Italy
165662
Review added: June 14, 2021
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$25.95 High
(1000+)V
J. De Villebois Touraine 2020, Ac Touraine Bottle J. De Villebois Touraine 2020, Ac Touraine
Loire, France
0
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$17.95 None
(0)
Damilano Barbera D'asti 2019, Docg Barbera D'asti Bottle Damilano Barbera D'asti 2019, Docg Barbera D'asti
Piedmont, Italy
541771
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$18.95 None
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Damilano Langhe Nebbiolo "Marghe" 2018, Doc Langhe Bottle Damilano Langhe Nebbiolo "Marghe" 2018, Doc Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
576793
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$22.95 None
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Volpe Pasini Grin Pinot Grigio 2019, Doc Friuli Bottle Volpe Pasini Grin Pinot Grigio 2019, Doc Friuli
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Agent
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$21.61 Shopping_bag
Barth Riesling Charta Wein 2019, Rheingau Bottle Barth Riesling Charta Wein 2019, Rheingau
Rheingau, Germany
132474
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$34.95 None
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Barth Riesling Fructus 2020, Rheingau Bottle Barth Riesling Fructus 2020, Rheingau
Rheingau, Germany
132475
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$24.95 None
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Barth Spätburgunder Trocken 2018, Rheingau Bottle Barth Spätburgunder Trocken 2018, Rheingau
Rheingau, Germany
132473
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$34.95 None
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Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Langhorne Creek Bottle Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Langhorne Creek
South Australia, Australia
Agent
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$39.15 None
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Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2018, Langhorne Creek Bottle Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2018, Langhorne Creek
South Australia, Australia
Agent
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$39.15 None
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Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopins 2017, Ac Chablis Bottle Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopins 2017, Ac Chablis
Burgundy, France
132454
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$41.95 None
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Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume Vieille Vigne 2017, Ac Chablis Bottle Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume Vieille Vigne 2017, Ac Chablis
Burgundy, France
132456
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$49.90 None
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Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2017, Ac Chablis Bottle Begue Mathiot Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2017, Ac Chablis
Burgundy, France
132455
Review added: June 09, 2021
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$45.50 None
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Alamos Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza Bottle Alamos Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
448761
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas 2015, Ap Gigondas Bottle Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas 2015, Ap Gigondas
Rhône, France
163113
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$40.95 High
(693)V
The Prisoner Co. Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Bottle The Prisoner Co. Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
California, Usa
17812
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Wakefield Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
197392
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
St. Hubertus Pinot Blanc 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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St. Hubertus Pinot Blanc 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
648899
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$16.95 High
(691)V
Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020, VQA South Islands, Lake Erie North Shore Bottle Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020, VQA South Islands, Lake Erie North Shore
Ontario, Canada
552497
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Van Loveren Christina The Heritage Collection Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Wo Robertson Bottle Van Loveren Christina The Heritage Collection Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Wo Robertson
Robertson, South Africa
18694
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Roc Des Templiers Plan De Dieu Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2018, Ac Cotes Du Rhone Villages Bottle Roc Des Templiers Plan De Dieu Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2018, Ac Cotes Du Rhone Villages
Rhône, France
539916
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Beronia Tempranillo Rosé 2020, Doca Rioja Bottle Beronia Tempranillo Rosé 2020, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
323519
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2018, Monterey Bottle La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2018, Monterey
California, Usa
158683
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Nero D'avola/Syrah 2014, Igt Terre Siciliane Bottle Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Nero D'avola/Syrah 2014, Igt Terre Siciliane
Sicily, Italy
291369
Review added: June 02, 2021
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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