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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Château La Varière Chenin Blanc 2016, Ac Bottle Château La Varière Chenin Blanc 2016, Ac
Loire, France
559930
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Borthwick Vineyard Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Wairarapa Bottle Borthwick Vineyard Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Wairarapa
Wairarapa, New Zealand
361220
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
E. Guigal Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac Bottle E. Guigal Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac
Rhone, France
727503
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$69.95 None
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Leeuwin Art Series Shiraz 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Leeuwin Art Series Shiraz 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
4929
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$47.95 None
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Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir 2015, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir 2015, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
361816
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$44.95 None
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Poggiotondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg Bottle Poggiotondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
276576
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$44.95 None
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La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008, Doca Rioja Bottle La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
315531
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$47.95 None
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Carabella Dijon 76 Clone Chardonnay 2015, Chehalem Mountains Bottle Carabella Dijon 76 Clone Chardonnay 2015, Chehalem Mountains
Oregon, Usa
180133
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$27.95 None
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L'ecole No. 41 Perigee 2014, Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley Bottle L'ecole No. 41 Perigee 2014, Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Washington, Usa
374413
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$89.00 Medium
(36)V
Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2015 Bottle Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2015
Mendoza, Argentina
982355
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$49.95 None
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