john Szabo

john Szabo
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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 including cooking and washing dishes, serving and sommellerie, importing, teaching, writing, speaking, consulting and judging wine internationally. He was listed as “Canada’s best-known sommelier” in Meininger’s Wine Business International. John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, Canada’s largest wine publication, and contributes occasionally for US-based Wine & Spirits Magazine as well as numerous trade and consumer publications and newspapers. Listen for John’s top LCBO picks regularly on 680 News Radio across Ontario. His books include Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies (Wiley, December 2012), and Sommelier Management (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Revised Edition 2013). But volcanoes are John’s current fatal attraction; his multi award-winning book, Volcanic Wines, Salt, Grit and Power, was released to critical acclaim in October 2016.

John teaches regularly for the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and he consults on restaurant beverage programs, from small neighborhood operations to national chains. He counts Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto and the National Arts Centre among many past clients. And to get closer to the land, he is a partner in the small J&J Eger vineyard in Hungary.

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Pinot Gris 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Thirty Bench Small Lot Pinot Gris 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 16, 2019
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Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
24133
Review added: September 16, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)G
Salcheto Rosso Di Montepulciano 2018, Doc Bottle Salcheto Rosso Di Montepulciano 2018, Doc
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: September 16, 2019
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Arterra Epoca 2016, Niagara Escarpment Bottle
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Arterra Epoca 2016, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
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Arterra Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Arterra Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Agent
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Arterra Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Arterra Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
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Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
441394
Review added: September 14, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
708842
Review added: September 11, 2019
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$49.95 High
(1000+)V
Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015, Docg Bottle Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
988055
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$31.95 High
(1000+)V
Gérard Bertrand Saint Chinian Syrah/Mourvèdre 2016, Ap Bottle Gérard Bertrand Saint Chinian Syrah/Mourvèdre 2016, Ap
Midi, France
370247
Review added: September 11, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
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