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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Riglos Las Divas Vineyard Gran Malbec 2014 Bottle Riglos Las Divas Vineyard Gran Malbec 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
568881
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$33.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River Bottle Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River
Western Australia, Australia
609321
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Salentein Reserve Pinot Noir 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Salentein Reserve Pinot Noir 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
578179
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$18.95 High
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Delheim Shiraz 2015, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Delheim Shiraz 2015, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
959080
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley Bottle Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
California, Usa
45476
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$149.95 High
(913)V
Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
302083
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
627869
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$39.95 High
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Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley Bottle Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley
California, Usa
936039
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$204.95 High
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Ridge Geyserville 2016, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Ridge Geyserville 2016, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
723072
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$74.95 High
(435)V
Peter Franus Napa Zinfandel 2014 Bottle Peter Franus Napa Zinfandel 2014
California, Usa
577387
Review added: November 07, 2018
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$44.95 High
(1000+)V
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