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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Gauchezco Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Alto Agrelo, Luján De Cuyo Bottle Gauchezco Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Alto Agrelo, Luján De Cuyo
Mendoza, Argentina
17460
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Coletto Malbec 2017, El Peral, Mendoza Bottle Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Coletto Malbec 2017, El Peral, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
482968
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$44.95 None
(0)V
Familia Schroeder Alpataco Pinot Noir 2019, Patagonia Bottle Familia Schroeder Alpataco Pinot Noir 2019, Patagonia
Argentina
19386
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$14.95 None
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Piattelli Reserve Malbec 2019, Cafayate Valley Bottle Piattelli Reserve Malbec 2019, Cafayate Valley
Salta, Argentina
452029
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$16.95 None
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El Enemigo Syrah Viognier 2017, Uco Valley Bottle El Enemigo Syrah Viognier 2017, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
19390
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$24.95 None
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El Esteco Old Vines 1946 Malbec 2019, Valles Calchaquíes Bottle El Esteco Old Vines 1946 Malbec 2019, Valles Calchaquíes
Salta, Argentina
19391
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$26.95 None
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Viña Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Bottle Viña Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Mendoza, Argentina
132365
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$19.95 High
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Matias Riccitelli Tinto De La Casa 2019, Uco Valley Bottle Matias Riccitelli Tinto De La Casa 2019, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
19400
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$29.95 None
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Durigutti Proyecto Las Compuertas 1914 Malbec 2018, Luján De Cuyo Bottle Durigutti Proyecto Las Compuertas 1914 Malbec 2018, Luján De Cuyo
Mendoza, Argentina
12670
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$29.95 Medium
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Alamos Selección Malbec 2018, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Alamos Selección Malbec 2018, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
322800
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