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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Post Scriptum De Chryseia 2016, Do Douro Bottle Post Scriptum De Chryseia 2016, Do Douro
Portugal
67538
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$38.95 High
(255)V
Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
609339
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$33.95 High
(492)V
Port Phillip Quartier Pinot Noir 2016, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Bottle Port Phillip Quartier Pinot Noir 2016, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
632554
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Syrah 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Syrah 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
632596
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Sangouard Guyot Quintessence Pouilly Fuissé 2016, Ap Bottle Domaine Sangouard Guyot Quintessence Pouilly Fuissé 2016, Ap
Burgundy, France
637850
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Naturaliste Rebus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Domaine Naturaliste Rebus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
632604
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$33.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Max Roger Cuvée Genèse 2017, Sancerre Bottle Jean Max Roger Cuvée Genèse 2017, Sancerre
Loire, France
189126
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Stella Bella Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Stella Bella Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
102061
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$28.95 High
(611)V
Domaine Alary La Jean De Verde Cairanne 2015, Ac Côtes Du Rhône Villages Bottle Domaine Alary La Jean De Verde Cairanne 2015, Ac Côtes Du Rhône Villages
Rhone, France
639914
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Piano Dei Daini 2015, Doc Etna Rosso Bottle Piano Dei Daini 2015, Doc Etna Rosso
Sicily, Italy
589242
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
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