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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Bartier Bros. The Orchard Row 2019, VQA Okanagan Valley  Bottle Bartier Bros. The Orchard Row 2019, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 17, 2022
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Liquidity Reserve Chardonnay 2019, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Liquidity Reserve Chardonnay 2019, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
16565
Review added: January 15, 2022
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Liquidity Estate Chardonnay 2019, Okanagan Valley Bottle Liquidity Estate Chardonnay 2019, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 15, 2022
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El Esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Calchaquí Valley Bottle El Esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Calchaquí Valley
Calchaquí Valley, Argentina
568907
Review added: January 15, 2022
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$22.95 None
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Liquidity Cabernet Franc 2019, Okanagan Valley BC VQA Bottle Liquidity Cabernet Franc 2019, Okanagan Valley BC VQA
British Columbia, Canada
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Review added: January 15, 2022
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Red Barn Jagged Rock Vineyard Silent Partner Cabernet Franc 2019,  BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Red Barn Jagged Rock Vineyard Silent Partner Cabernet Franc 2019, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: January 14, 2022
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Liquidity Viognier 2020, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Liquidity Viognier 2020, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
16560
Review added: January 14, 2022
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Badger Mountain Organic Pinot Noir 2020, Columbia Valley Bottle Badger Mountain Organic Pinot Noir 2020, Columbia Valley
Oregon, Usa
22610
Review added: January 13, 2022
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Unshackled Red Blend 2019 Bottle Unshackled Red Blend 2019
California, Usa
22597
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Best's Bin No. 1 Great Western Shiraz 2018, Victoria Bottle Best's Bin No. 1 Great Western Shiraz 2018, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
222323
Review added: January 13, 2022
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$21.95 High
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