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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Queenston Mile Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Queenston Mile Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
10138
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$40.00 High
(327)W
Cloudsley Cellars Twenty Mile Bench Pinot Noir 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Cloudsley Cellars Twenty Mile Bench Pinot Noir 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
11665
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$35.00 High
(294)V
Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2017, VQA Ontario Bottle Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2017, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
461699
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
The Roost Bunch'a Trouble Sparkling Brut Rosé 2017, Charmat Method, VQA Ontario Bottle The Roost Bunch'a Trouble Sparkling Brut Rosé 2017, Charmat Method, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
644682
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$24.95 High
(372)V
Tawse Riesling Quarry Road, Vinemount Ridge Bottle Tawse Riesling Quarry Road, Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
198853
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Château Haut Lalande 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Blaye Bottle Château Haut Lalande 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Blaye
Bordeaux, France
546069
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Marchand Tawse Viré Clessé 2016, Ac Bottle Marchand Tawse Viré Clessé 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
648576
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$31.95 High
(865)V
Redstone Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé 2016, Traditional Method, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario Bottle Redstone Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé 2016, Traditional Method, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
644781
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$29.95 High
(456)W
Vieni Classic Method Private Reserve Appassimento 2013, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Vieni Classic Method Private Reserve Appassimento 2013, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
646752
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$54.95 High
(143)V
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills Bottle Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills
Oregon, Usa
11263
Review added: September 09, 2019
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$37.95 High
(870)V
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