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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Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses White 2018, Ap Bottle Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses White 2018, Ap
Languedoc, France
10621
Review added: August 27, 2019
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$18.95 High
(672)V
Featherstone Phoenix 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Featherstone Phoenix 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
519025
Review added: August 27, 2019
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$18.95 High
(500)V
Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
80234
Review added: August 27, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz 2017, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz 2017, Barossa, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
10436
Review added: August 27, 2019
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$17.00 High
(1000+)V
Delas Frères Saint Esprit Côtes Du Rhône Rosé 2018, Ac Bottle Delas Frères Saint Esprit Côtes Du Rhône Rosé 2018, Ac
Rhône, France
224964
Review added: August 27, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Tenshen Red 2017, Santa Barbara County Bottle Tenshen Red 2017, Santa Barbara County
California, Usa
10318
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Lundy Manor Riesling 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Lundy Manor Riesling 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
644724
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$24.95 High
(443)W
Château La Pirouette 2016, Ac Médoc Bottle Château La Pirouette 2016, Ac Médoc
Bordeaux, France
644799
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Robert Oatley Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Robert Oatley Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
323741
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$19.95 High
(759)V
Château Tanesse 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Cadillac Bottle Château Tanesse 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Cadillac
Bordeaux, France
666628
Review added: August 27, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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