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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Wits End Luna Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Wits End Luna Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
311258
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Flat Rock Riesling 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle
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Flat Rock Riesling 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
43281
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$17.95 High
(989)V
Man Free Run Steen Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Man Free Run Steen Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Coastal Region
Coastal Region, South Africa
126847
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$14.95 None
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Pascal Bouchard Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2011, Ac Bottle Pascal Bouchard Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2011, Ac
Burgundy, France
406314
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$93.00 High
(105)V
Shannon Ridge Home Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lake County Bottle Shannon Ridge Home Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lake County
California, Usa
574327
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$37.95 None
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Denis Race Montmains 1er Cru Chablis 2015, Ac Bottle Denis Race Montmains 1er Cru Chablis 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
557710
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$34.95 None
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Domaine De Riaux Pouilly Fumé 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine De Riaux Pouilly Fumé 2016, Ac
Loire, France
200063
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$27.95 None
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Manciat Poncet Mâcon Charnay 2015, Ac Bottle Manciat Poncet Mâcon Charnay 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
556472
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$22.95 None
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Best's Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2015, Great Western, Victoria Bottle Best's Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2015, Great Western, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
222323
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$21.95 None
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Maquis Gran Reserva Cabernet Franc 2014, Colchagua Valley Bottle Maquis Gran Reserva Cabernet Franc 2014, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
576066
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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