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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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Single Vineyard, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Single Vineyard, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
483065
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$28.95 High
(490)V
Domaine Langlois Château Saumur Champigny 2016 Bottle Domaine Langlois Château Saumur Champigny 2016
Loire, France
7179
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$21.95 High
(933)V
Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2017, Henk Vineyard, Yarra Valley, Victoria Bottle Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2017, Henk Vineyard, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
688242
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$29.95 High
(614)V
Domaine Passy Le Clou Chablis 2017, Ap Bottle Domaine Passy Le Clou Chablis 2017, Ap
Burgundy, France
666701
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$28.95 High
(839)V
Sidewood Mappinga Chardonnay 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle Sidewood Mappinga Chardonnay 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
688291
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$25.95 High
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Ridolfi Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 Bottle Ridolfi Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
644963
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$49.95 High
(879)V
Dagaz Itatino Cinsault 2018, Do Secano Interior/Coelemu Bottle Dagaz Itatino Cinsault 2018, Do Secano Interior/Coelemu
Chile
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Review added: May 31, 2019
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De Martino Gallardía Old Vine White, Itata Valley Bottle De Martino Gallardía Old Vine White, Itata Valley
Chile
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Review added: May 31, 2019
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Provolo Campotorbian Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2013, Doc Bottle Provolo Campotorbian Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2013, Doc
Veneto, Italy
974402
Review added: May 30, 2019
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$19.95 Low
(10)V
Provolo Tenuta Ca'nove Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016 Bottle Provolo Tenuta Ca'nove Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016
Veneto, Italy
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