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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Alta Vista Grande Reserve Terroir Selection Malbec 2006, Mendoza Bottle Alta Vista Grande Reserve Terroir Selection Malbec 2006, Mendoza
Argentina
686626
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Terranoble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Colchagua Valley Bottle Terranoble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Colchagua Valley
Chile
46268
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$16.95 None
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William Fèvre Chile Gran Cuvée Chardonnay 2007, Maipo Valley, Estate Btld. Bottle William Fèvre Chile Gran Cuvée Chardonnay 2007, Maipo Valley, Estate Btld.
Chile
45146
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Watershed Shiraz 2004, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Watershed Shiraz 2004, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
73767
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$19.95 None
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Roquevale Tinto 2003, Doc Alentejo Bottle Roquevale Tinto 2003, Doc Alentejo
Portugal
80408
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$14.95 None
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Domaine Des Ouleb Thaleb Tandem Syrah Du Maroc 2006, Morocco Bottle Domaine Des Ouleb Thaleb Tandem Syrah Du Maroc 2006, Morocco
Morocco, World
92908
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$20.95 None
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Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2006, Contra Costa County Bottle Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2006, Contra Costa County
California, Usa
66084
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Dornier Donatus 2004, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Dornier Donatus 2004, Wo Stellenbosch
South Africa
606020
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Due Torri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2005, Doc Bottle Due Torri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2005, Doc
Veneto, Italy
724740
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$38.95 None
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Fontanafredda Serralunga D’alba Barolo 2004 Bottle Fontanafredda Serralunga D’alba Barolo 2004
Piedmont, Italy
943290
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