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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Luigi Giusti Le Rose Di Settembre 2008, Igt Marche Bottle Luigi Giusti Le Rose Di Settembre 2008, Igt Marche
Italy
119685
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$12.95 None
(0)V
13th Street June's Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2008, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street June's Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2008, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
117846
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.10 None
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Lady Anne Barnard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Lady Anne Barnard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Wo Coastal Region
South Africa
101758
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$12.75 None
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Rosewood Estates Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Rosewood Estates Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
112698
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$17.95 None
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Château De Davenay Clos Chaudron Montagny 1er Cru 2006, Ac Bottle Château De Davenay Clos Chaudron Montagny 1er Cru 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
110189
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$22.40 None
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Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion Bottle Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
117622
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$24.95 None
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Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, Wo Stellenbosch
South Africa
999821
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$12.95 None
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Chakana Malbec 2008, Mendoza Bottle Chakana Malbec 2008, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
3509
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$12.95 None
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Henry Of Pelham Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Henry Of Pelham Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
685610
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$11.95 None
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Château Du Chatelard Rosé D'été 2008, Ac Beaujolais Rosé Bottle Château Du Chatelard Rosé D'été 2008, Ac Beaujolais Rosé
Beaujolais, France
119438
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$14.95 None
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