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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Colomé Torrontés 2017, Calchaquí Valley, Salta Bottle Colomé Torrontés 2017, Calchaquí Valley, Salta
Salta, Argentina
357913
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$15.95 None
(0)V
Bachelder Saunders Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Bachelder Saunders Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
324103
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$44.95 None
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Arnoux Père & Fils Les Beaumonts Chorey Lès Beaune 2014, Ac Bottle Arnoux Père & Fils Les Beaumonts Chorey Lès Beaune 2014, Ac
Burgundy, France
557785
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$38.95 None
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Domaines Schlumberger Kessler Riesling 2015, Ac Alsace Grand Cru Bottle Domaines Schlumberger Kessler Riesling 2015, Ac Alsace Grand Cru
Alsace, France
61176
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$29.95 None
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Colomé Lote Especial Tannat 2015, Calchaqui Valley Bottle Colomé Lote Especial Tannat 2015, Calchaqui Valley
Chile
575308
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$28.95 None
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Nativ Suadens Bianco 2016, Igt Bottle Nativ Suadens Bianco 2016, Igt
Campania, Italy
577767
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$28.95 None
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Château Des Roques Vacqueyras 2013, Ac Bottle Château Des Roques Vacqueyras 2013, Ac
Rhone, France
352039
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$24.95 None
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Foris Pinot Noir 2015, Rogue Valley Bottle Foris Pinot Noir 2015, Rogue Valley
Oregon, Usa
937128
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Pérez Cruz Reserva Limited Edition Carmenère 2016 Bottle Pérez Cruz Reserva Limited Edition Carmenère 2016
Maipo Valley, Chile
670539
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$20.95 None
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Momo Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Momo Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
163972
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$19.95 None
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