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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Leaning Post The Fifty Chardonnay 2016, VQA Ontario Bottle Leaning Post The Fifty Chardonnay 2016, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
578864
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$22.95 High
(403)V
Awatere River By Louis Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Awatere River By Louis Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
492272
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Viña Leyda Single Vineyard Canelo Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley Bottle Viña Leyda Single Vineyard Canelo Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley
Chile
632703
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Attilio Ghisolfi Bussia Barolo 2013, Docg Bottle Attilio Ghisolfi Bussia Barolo 2013, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
382796
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$54.95 High
(737)V
Il Palazzino Stagi 2012, Igt Toscana Bottle Il Palazzino Stagi 2012, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
629212
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$37.95 High
(149)V
Ama Chianti Classico 2015, Docg Bottle Ama Chianti Classico 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
515759
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
The Lane Vineyard Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle The Lane Vineyard Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
470591
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Les Clous Meursault 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Les Clous Meursault 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
661322
Review added: February 05, 2019
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$68.95 High
(281)V
La Spinona Sorì Gepin Barolo 2011, Docg Bottle La Spinona Sorì Gepin Barolo 2011, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
577874
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$68.95 High
(867)V
Pintas Character 2015, Doc Douro Bottle Pintas Character 2015, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
292599
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$49.95 High
(73)V
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