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.

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El Enemigo Syrah/Viognier 2018, Tupungato, Mendoza Bottle El Enemigo Syrah/Viognier 2018, Tupungato, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
19390
Review added: December 05, 2022
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Speck Brothers Family Tree The Boxer's Ghost Pinot Noir 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Speck Brothers Family Tree The Boxer's Ghost Pinot Noir 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
30622
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico 2019, D.O.C.G. Bottle Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico 2019, D.O.C.G.
Veneto, Italy
26256
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$19.95 High
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Château Des Gimarets Moulin à Vent 2018, A.C.  Bottle Château Des Gimarets Moulin à Vent 2018, A.C.
Beaujolais, France
442632
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$18.95 High
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Kaiken Indómito Malbec 2019, Altamira, Valle De Uco, Mendoza Bottle Kaiken Indómito Malbec 2019, Altamira, Valle De Uco, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
24879
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$18.95 High
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United Stars Kindzmarauli 2020, Pdo Kakheti Bottle United Stars Kindzmarauli 2020, Pdo Kakheti
Georgia
13961
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$20.95 High
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Frind Pinot Noir Cuveé 2019, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Frind Pinot Noir Cuveé 2019, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
25655
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$29.95 High
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Klinker Brick Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Lodi Bottle Klinker Brick Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Lodi
California, Usa
575464
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$27.95 High
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Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2013, P.D.O. Bottle Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2013, P.D.O.
Nemea, Greece
295618
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Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner 2020, D.A.C.  Bottle Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner 2020, D.A.C.
Kamptal, Austria
66225
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$21.95 High
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