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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Nk'mip Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Nk'mip Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
230094
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$34.95 None
(0)V
Soumah Chardonnay 2017, Yarra Valley, Victoria Bottle Soumah Chardonnay 2017, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
609305
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$27.95 None
(0)V
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
677450
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$26.95 High
(689)V
Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2016, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2016, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
643361
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$24.95 High
(180)V
Burrowing Owl Athene 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Burrowing Owl Athene 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
371336
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$44.95 None
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Anne Marie Liegeois Hedges Cuvée Marcel Dupont Les Gosses Vineyard Syrah 2013, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley Bottle Anne Marie Liegeois Hedges Cuvée Marcel Dupont Les Gosses Vineyard Syrah 2013, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
617761
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$42.95 None
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The Chocolate Block 2016, Wo Swartland Bottle The Chocolate Block 2016, Wo Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
129353
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$39.95 Low
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Hedges Family Estate Red 2013, Red Mountain, Yakima Valley Bottle Hedges Family Estate Red 2013, Red Mountain, Yakima Valley
Washington, Usa
1594
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$38.95 None
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Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee Hills Bottle Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee Hills
Oregon, Usa
961284
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$49.95 None
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Hidden Bench Terroir Caché 2015, Unfiltered, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Hidden Bench Terroir Caché 2015, Unfiltered, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
505610
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$44.95 None
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