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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Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley Bottle Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley
California, Usa
996405
Review added: November 18, 2009
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$49.95 None
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Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2005, Barossa Bottle Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2005, Barossa
South Australia, Australia
716142
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$56.25 None
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D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2006, Mclaren Vale (1500ml) Bottle D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2006, Mclaren Vale (1500ml)
South Australia, Australia
37283
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$119.95 None
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Coriole Mary Kathleen Reserve Cabernet/Merlot 2005, Mclaren Vale Bottle Coriole Mary Kathleen Reserve Cabernet/Merlot 2005, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
745489
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$37.95 None
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Le Serre Nuove Dell' Ornellaia 2007, Doc Bolgheri Rosso Bottle Le Serre Nuove Dell' Ornellaia 2007, Doc Bolgheri Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
606194
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$59.95 None
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Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District Bottle Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
California, Usa
14217
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$112.95 None
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Sassicaia 2006, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia Bottle Sassicaia 2006, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia
Tuscany, Italy
480533
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$199.95 None
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Hecht & Bannier Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2006, Ac Bottle Hecht & Bannier Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2006, Ac
Languedoc, France
142802
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$20.25 None
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Château Laborde 2005, Ac Lalande De Pomerol Bottle Château Laborde 2005, Ac Lalande De Pomerol
Bordeaux, France
140038
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$27.95 None
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Ruffino Modus 2006, Igt Toscana Bottle Ruffino Modus 2006, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
912956
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$29.95 None
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