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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Nicola Gatta   Ombra (Cuvée Nature 30), Franciacorta Bottle Nicola Gatta Ombra (Cuvée Nature 30), Franciacorta
Lombardy, Italy
agent
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$55.99 None
(0)
Dashe Vineyard Select Zinfandel 2022 Bottle Dashe Vineyard Select Zinfandel 2022
California, Usa
agent
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$35.95 None
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Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2019, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2019, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
245613
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$18.95 High
(717)V
Pure Bred Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Lodi Bottle Pure Bred Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Lodi
California, Usa
33815
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
13th Street Cabernet/Merlot 2021, Sustainable, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street Cabernet/Merlot 2021, Sustainable, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
56598
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$24.95 High
(550)V
Domaine Des Terres Gentilles Pinot Noir 2021, Ap Bourgogne Bottle Domaine Des Terres Gentilles Pinot Noir 2021, Ap Bourgogne
Burgundy, France
34254
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Bourdieu No. 1 2019, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Blaye Bottle Château Bourdieu No. 1 2019, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Blaye
Bordeaux, France
21095
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$23.95 High
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Rockway Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2022, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Rockway Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2022, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
483891
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$20.00 High
(352)V
13th Street Expression Series Pinot Grigio 2021, Vegan, Sustainable, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street Expression Series Pinot Grigio 2021, Vegan, Sustainable, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
20311
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$19.95 High
(415)V
Tedeschi Pinot Grigio 2022, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Tedeschi Pinot Grigio 2022, Igt Delle Venezie
Veneto, Italy
562058
Review added: February 20, 2024
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$18.95 High
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