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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Lone Birch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Yakima Valley Bottle Lone Birch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Yakima Valley
Washington, Usa
446971
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Do Limarí Valley Bottle Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Do Limarí Valley
Limari Valley, Chile
928580
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$16.95 High
(386)V
Vineland Estates Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Vineland Estates Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
582056
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$49.95 None
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Duckhorn Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Duckhorn Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
418319
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$49.95 None
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Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
61002
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$42.95 None
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Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling 2011, Traditional Method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario Bottle
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Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling 2011, Traditional Method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
383315
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$34.95 None
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Sonvida Malbec 2015, Mendoza Bottle Sonvida Malbec 2015, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
458240
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$29.95 None
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Powers Ava Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Rattlesnake Hills, Columbia Valley Bottle Powers Ava Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Rattlesnake Hills, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
617753
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$24.95 None
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Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Rutherford, Napa Valley Bottle Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Rutherford, Napa Valley
California, Usa
412502
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$72.95 None
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Zuccardi Zeta 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Zuccardi Zeta 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
163725
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$44.95 None
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