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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Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, North Coast Bottle Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, North Coast
California, Usa
478628
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Wines Of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Washington Bottle Wines Of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Washington
Washington, Usa
419770
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$23.95 High
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The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
462515
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$19.95 High
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San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2016, Do Maule Valley Bottle San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2016, Do Maule Valley
Maule Valley, Chile
249201
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$19.95 High
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Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué 2016, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué 2016, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
246579
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$17.95 High
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Santa Ema Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Do Leyda Valley Bottle Santa Ema Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Do Leyda Valley
Chile
542365
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$16.95 High
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Abacela Albariño 2017, Umpqua Valley Bottle Abacela Albariño 2017, Umpqua Valley
Oregon, Usa
629477
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$29.95 High
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Gordon Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley Bottle Gordon Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
950295
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The Hedonist Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale Bottle The Hedonist Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
90191
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$21.95 High
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Do Aconcagua Valley Bottle Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Do Aconcagua Valley
Aconcagua Valley, Chile
203364
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$21.95 High
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