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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Pio Cesare Barbera D'alba 2006, Doc Bottle Pio Cesare Barbera D'alba 2006, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
938886
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$19.95 None
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Ca'marcanda Promis 2006, Igt Toscana, Estate Btld. Bottle Ca'marcanda Promis 2006, Igt Toscana, Estate Btld.
Tuscany, Italy
745638
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$55.95 None
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Castello Di Monastero Chianti Classico 2005, Docg Bottle Castello Di Monastero Chianti Classico 2005, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
936724
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$24.95 None
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Angelini Trerose Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2004, Docg Bottle Angelini Trerose Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2004, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
963199
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$24.95 None
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Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon 2006, Ac (Vauvy, Vitic.) Bottle Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon 2006, Ac (Vauvy, Vitic.)
Loire, France
82305
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$14.95 None
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Domaine Du Ministre Rouge 2005, Ac Saint Chinian (Domaines François Lurton) Bottle Domaine Du Ministre Rouge 2005, Ac Saint Chinian (Domaines François Lurton)
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
654558
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$15.95 None
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Domaine La Casenove La Colomina 2005, ôtes Catalanes (Etienne Montès, Prop. Récolt.) Bottle Domaine La Casenove La Colomina 2005, ôtes Catalanes (Etienne Montès, Prop. Récolt.)
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
74542
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$12.90 None
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Domaine De La Sauveuse Côtes De Provence Rouge 2005, Ac, Cuvée Carolle Bottle Domaine De La Sauveuse Côtes De Provence Rouge 2005, Ac, Cuvée Carolle
Provence, France
43174
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$19.95 None
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Château Sainte Eulalie La Cantilène 2005, Ac Minervois La Livinière Bottle Château Sainte Eulalie La Cantilène 2005, Ac Minervois La Livinière
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
8839
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$18.10 None
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Domaine Pradelle Crozes Hermitage 2005, Ac Bottle Domaine Pradelle Crozes Hermitage 2005, Ac
Rhône, France
674192
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