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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Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2016, Do Rapel Valley Bottle Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2016, Do Rapel Valley
Rapel Valley, Chile
34942
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Luigi Bosca Terroir Los Miradores Malbec 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Luigi Bosca Terroir Los Miradores Malbec 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
568899
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$34.95 High
(96)V
Viticcio Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Docg, Tuscany Bottle Viticcio Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Docg, Tuscany
Italy
599308
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$34.95 None
(0)V
Château Léoube Rosé De Léoube 2019, Côtes De Provence Bottle Château Léoube Rosé De Léoube 2019, Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
491100
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$32.95 High
(1000+)V
El Esteco 1947 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Cafayate Valley, Salta Bottle El Esteco 1947 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Cafayate Valley, Salta
Argentina
15082
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Sartori 120th Anniversary Valpolicella Superiore 2016, Doc, Veneto Bottle Sartori 120th Anniversary Valpolicella Superiore 2016, Doc, Veneto
Italy
14584
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2017, Igp Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon Bottle Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2017, Igp Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon
France
343509
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2014, Docg Bottle Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2014, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
515486
Review added: August 13, 2020
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$64.95 High
(997)V
Lavau Chãteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac, Rhone Bottle Lavau Chãteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac, Rhone
France
15183
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$44.95 High
(895)V
Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Mendoza Bottle Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
13608
Review added: August 12, 2020
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
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