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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Palliser Estate Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Martinborough Bottle Palliser Estate Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Martinborough
Martinborough, New Zealand
708602
Review added: September 11, 2019
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$20.95 None
(0)V
Closson Chase Mosaic 2018 Bottle Closson Chase Mosaic 2018
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2016, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle
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Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2016, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
1560
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$34.95 Medium
(44)V
Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2018, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2018, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
1545
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)E
Flat Rock Cellars The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2017, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle
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Flat Rock Cellars The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2017, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
14412
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$26.95 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Cellars Good Kharma Chardonnay 2018, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Good Kharma Chardonnay 2018, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
356873
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$16.95 High
(149)V
Flat Rock Twisted White 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Flat Rock Twisted White 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
1578
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)E
Flat Rock Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Flat Rock Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
578625
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$20.25 High
(49)V
Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2013, Docg Bottle Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2013, Docg
Puglia, Italy
177295
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Georgian Hills L'acadie Blanc 2017, Ontario Bottle Georgian Hills L'acadie Blanc 2017, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
11231
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$18.95 High
(538)W
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