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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Megalomaniac My Way Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Megalomaniac My Way Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
142646
Review added: May 09, 2021
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$24.95 High
(122)V
Megalomaniac Outspoken Unoaked Chardonnay 2019, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Megalomaniac Outspoken Unoaked Chardonnay 2019, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: May 09, 2021
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$18.95 None
(0)
Guerra Rojo Vermouth Bottle Guerra Rojo Vermouth
Castilla y León, Spain
542852
Review added: May 08, 2021
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$19.95 High
(626)V
Villa One Anejo Bottle Villa One Anejo
Mexico, World
44936
Review added: May 08, 2021
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$99.99 Shopping_bag
Villa One Silver Bottle Villa One Silver
Mexico, World
19427
Review added: May 08, 2021
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$64.95 High
(1000+)G
Chateau Virecourt Bordeaux Supérieur 2015, Ac Fronsac Bottle Chateau Virecourt Bordeaux Supérieur 2015, Ac Fronsac
Bordeaux, France
131872
Review added: May 07, 2021
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$26.80 None
(0)
Chateau Renard Fronsac 2016 Bottle Chateau Renard Fronsac 2016
Bordeaux, France
131874
Review added: May 07, 2021
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$30.42 None
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Chateau Renard Fronsac 2014 Bottle Chateau Renard Fronsac 2014
Bordeaux, France
131873
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$27.04 None
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Bel Colle Nebbiolo D'alba 2019, D.O.C. Alba/Roero Bottle Bel Colle Nebbiolo D'alba 2019, D.O.C. Alba/Roero
Piedmont, Italy
131864
Review added: May 07, 2021
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$27.61 None
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Bel Colle Langhe Nebbiolo 2019, D.O.C. Langhe Bottle Bel Colle Langhe Nebbiolo 2019, D.O.C. Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
131865
Review added: May 07, 2021
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$26.07 None
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