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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Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Alto Colchagua, Colchagua Valley Bottle Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Alto Colchagua, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
256073
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
La Chablisienne Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018, Ac Bottle La Chablisienne Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018, Ac
Burgundy, France
455147
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Santa Ana La Mascota Chardonnay 2018, Mendoza Bottle Santa Ana La Mascota Chardonnay 2018, Mendoza
Argentina
126870
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Raimat Castell Chardonnay 2018, Do Costers Del Segre Bottle Raimat Castell Chardonnay 2018, Do Costers Del Segre
Spain
15413
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Perez Cruz Lingal Rosé 2019, Sustainable, Do Maipo Valley Bottle Perez Cruz Lingal Rosé 2019, Sustainable, Do Maipo Valley
Chile
15269
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
610907
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley Bottle Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
748434
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
Easton Zinfandel 2015, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California Bottle Easton Zinfandel 2015, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California
Usa
328377
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$33.95 High
(1000+)V
Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017, Ac Bourgogne Bottle Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017, Ac Bourgogne
Burgundy, France
414557
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$32.95 High
(807)V
Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria 2017, Dop, Puglia Bottle Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria 2017, Dop, Puglia
Italy
496463
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
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