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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Tenuta Carobbio Chianti Classico Docg 2015 Bottle
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Tenuta Carobbio Chianti Classico Docg 2015
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: March 04, 2021
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$33.60 None
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Volpaia Chianti Classico Docg Volpaia 2018 Bottle Volpaia Chianti Classico Docg Volpaia 2018
Tuscany, Italy
953828
Review added: March 04, 2021
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$28.95 None
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Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2015, Docg Bottle Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2015, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
291559
Review added: March 04, 2021
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$54.99 None
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Aurelio Settimo Rocche Dell'annunziata Barolo Riserva Docg 2012 Bottle Aurelio Settimo Rocche Dell'annunziata Barolo Riserva Docg 2012
Piedmont, Italy
Private Order
Review added: March 03, 2021
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Aurelio Settimo Langhe Nebbiolo 2016 Bottle Aurelio Settimo Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
Piedmont, Italy
12796616
Review added: March 02, 2021
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Aurelio Settimo Dolcetto D'alba 2018 Bottle Aurelio Settimo Dolcetto D'alba 2018
Piedmont, Italy
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Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016, Oakville, Napa Valley Bottle Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016, Oakville, Napa Valley
California, Usa
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Review added: March 01, 2021
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Groth Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, Napa Valley Bottle Groth Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, Napa Valley
California, Usa
225672
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Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Bottle Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2019
California, Usa
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Lightfoot & Wolfville Small Lots Oak Island Vineyard Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2016 Bottle Lightfoot & Wolfville Small Lots Oak Island Vineyard Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2016
Nova Scotia, Canada
Winery
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