John Szabo, MS

John was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004. Today he’s a partner and principal critic for WineAlign, and writes regularly for Wine & Spirits Magazine, among others. His books include Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies and Sommelier Management. But volcanoes are John’s current fatal attraction; his multi-award-winning book, Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power, hit shelves in November 2016. With Zen-like focus and unquenchable curiosity, he roams the planet to find the world’s finest fermented grapes. It’s a real job.