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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Domaine Gérard Neumeyer Le Berger Pinot Gris 2007, Ac Alsace Bottle Domaine Gérard Neumeyer Le Berger Pinot Gris 2007, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
66407
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$16.55 None
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Cockfighter's Ghost Premium Reserve Pinot Noir 2006, Tasmania, Limited Edition Bottle Cockfighter's Ghost Premium Reserve Pinot Noir 2006, Tasmania, Limited Edition
Australia
60947
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$28.95 None
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Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2007, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2007, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
596031
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$39.95 None
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Finca La Chamiza Martin Alsina Malbec 2006, Mendoza Bottle Finca La Chamiza Martin Alsina Malbec 2006, Mendoza
Argentina
95539
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$35.70 None
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Arrowood Chardonnay 2005, Sonoma County Bottle Arrowood Chardonnay 2005, Sonoma County
California, Usa
270694
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$26.95 None
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Next Pinot Noir 2006, Oregon Bottle Next Pinot Noir 2006, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
70599
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$29.95 None
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Cristalino Brut Nature Vintage Cava 2005, Méthode Traditionnelle, Spain Bottle Cristalino Brut Nature Vintage Cava 2005, Méthode Traditionnelle, Spain
Spain
115808
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$16.14 None
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Duca Di Castelmonte Tripudium Bianco 2007, Igt Sicilia Bottle Duca Di Castelmonte Tripudium Bianco 2007, Igt Sicilia
Sicily, Italy
117531
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$16.45 None
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Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera D'alba 2007, Doc Bottle Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera D'alba 2007, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
47266
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$19.95 None
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Monte Zovo Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2006, Doc Bottle Monte Zovo Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2006, Doc
Veneto, Italy
23523
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