Master Sommelier John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004. He’s seen the hospitality business from all sides, and has been called “Canada’s best-known sommelier” in Meininger’s Wine Business International.  John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, and freelances internationally, jobs for which he has travelled to every important wine region around the world, many multiple times. His latest book, Volcanic Wines, Salt, Grit and Power (Jacquie Small, 2016, UK), won wide critical acclaim, but he already has several exciting new projects in the works.