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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Blue Mountain Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Blue Mountain Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
winery
Review added: October 22, 2021
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$24.95 None
(0)
Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc 2020, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc 2020, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
winery
Review added: October 22, 2021
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Dugladze Tsolikouri 2018 Bottle Dugladze Tsolikouri 2018
Georgia
21274
Review added: October 22, 2021
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$16.95 None
(0)A
Closson Chase Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
145888
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$36.00 High
(84)V
Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache 2018, Mclaren Vale Bottle Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache 2018, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
668582
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Mclaren Vale Bottle Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
91702
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$18.60 High
(1000+)G
Red Knot Shiraz 2019, Mclaren Vale Bottle Red Knot Shiraz 2019, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
619395
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$18.60 High
(1000+)G
Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2020, Mclaren Vale, Bottle Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2020, Mclaren Vale,
South Australia, Australia
Agent
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$27.26 None
(0)
Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache 2018, Mclaren Vale Bottle Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache 2018, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
116623
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$40.75 Low
(1)G
Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Fiano 2020, Mclaren Vale Bottle Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Fiano 2020, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
116532
Review added: October 20, 2021
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$34.95 Low
(3)G
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