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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Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
920967
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$20.95 High
(813)V
Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
668582
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$18.95 High
(159)V
Redstone Rosé 2018, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Redstone Rosé 2018, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
650655
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$17.95 High
(855)V
Collavini T Friulano 2017, Doc Collio Bottle Collavini T Friulano 2017, Doc Collio
Friuli, Italy
631622
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$16.95 High
(522)V
Garamvári Balatonlellei Muscat 2017, Pdo Balatonboglar Bottle Garamvári Balatonlellei Muscat 2017, Pdo Balatonboglar
Hungary
647420
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$11.95 High
(1000+)V
Alberto Nani Organic Extra Dry Prosecco, Doc Bottle Alberto Nani Organic Extra Dry Prosecco, Doc
Italy
632224
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$16.95 High
(398)V
Kaesler Reach For The Sky Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Kaesler Reach For The Sky Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
688317
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$32.95 High
(1000+)V
Enrico Serafino Barbaresco 2015 Bottle Enrico Serafino Barbaresco 2015
Piedmont, Italy
157347
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$29.95 High
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Mcmichael Collection Tom Thomson Cabernet Franc 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Mcmichael Collection Tom Thomson Cabernet Franc 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
650044
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$24.95 High
(842)V
Mcmichael Collection Tom Thomson Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Mcmichael Collection Tom Thomson Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
649970
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$22.95 High
(508)V
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