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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Ramírez De La Piscina Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2013, D.O.Ca. Rioja Bottle Ramírez De La Piscina Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2013, D.O.Ca. Rioja
Rioja, Spain
659771
Review added: February 24, 2021
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$46.95 High
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Seven Hills Merlot 2017, Walla Walla Valley Bottle Seven Hills Merlot 2017, Walla Walla Valley
Washington, Usa
15848
Review added: February 24, 2021
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$34.95 High
(197)V
Château De Thauvenay Sancerre 2019, A.O.P. Sancerre Bottle Château De Thauvenay Sancerre 2019, A.O.P. Sancerre
Loire, France
18156
Review added: February 24, 2021
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Quercecchio Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, D.O.C.G. Brunello Di Montalcino Bottle Quercecchio Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, D.O.C.G. Brunello Di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
438580
Review added: February 24, 2021
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$36.95 High
(1000+)V
Enrico Serafino Sanavento Barbaresco 2017, Docg Bottle Enrico Serafino Sanavento Barbaresco 2017, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
157347
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$30.95 High
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Argyros Atlantis White 2019, P.G.I. Cyclades Bottle Argyros Atlantis White 2019, P.G.I. Cyclades
Santorini, Greece
371658
Review added: February 24, 2021
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$26.95 High
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Sutherland Pinot Noir 2018, W.O. Elgin Bottle Sutherland Pinot Noir 2018, W.O. Elgin
Elgin, South Africa
624924
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$19.95 High
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Tessellae Old Vines Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre 2018, A.O.P. Côtes Du Roussillon Bottle Tessellae Old Vines Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre 2018, A.O.P. Côtes Du Roussillon
Midi, France
343517
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Le Clos Des Cazaux La Tour Sarrasine 2018, A.O.C. Gigondas Bottle Domaine Le Clos Des Cazaux La Tour Sarrasine 2018, A.O.C. Gigondas
Rhône, France
18388
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$32.95 High
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Three Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley Bottle Three Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
15850
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$34.95 High
(852)V
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