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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Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Riesling 2019, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Riesling 2019, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
24133
Review added: January 21, 2021
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$22.95 High
(1000+)G
Koncho Winery Mukuzani United Stars 2017, Kakheti Bottle Koncho Winery Mukuzani United Stars 2017, Kakheti
Georgia, World
460501
Review added: January 21, 2021
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$16.15 High
(1000+)G
Château Belot Vignalet 2018, Ac Saint Chinian, Languedoc Bottle Château Belot Vignalet 2018, Ac Saint Chinian, Languedoc
France
15352
Review added: January 21, 2021
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$17.95 High
(252)V
Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2018, Prince Edward County  Bottle Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2018, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
265074
Review added: January 20, 2021
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$45.00 None
(0)W
Closson Chase South Clos Pinot Noir 2018, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase South Clos Pinot Noir 2018, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 20, 2021
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$50.00 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: January 20, 2021
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$35.00 Low
(4)
Closson Chase Grande Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase Grande Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 20, 2021
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$90.00 None
(0)
San Pedro 1865 Tayú Pinot Noir 2018, Buchahueico, Do Malleco Valley Bottle San Pedro 1865 Tayú Pinot Noir 2018, Buchahueico, Do Malleco Valley
Chile
16628
Review added: January 19, 2021
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Karlo Estates Quintus 2018, Ontario VQA Bottle Karlo Estates Quintus 2018, Ontario VQA
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 18, 2021
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$66.00 Shopping_bag
Karlo Estates County Pinot Gris 2018, VQA Ontario Bottle Karlo Estates County Pinot Gris 2018, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 18, 2021
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$24.00 Shopping_bag
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