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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The Farm Black Label Pinot Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Farm Black Label Pinot Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada

Review added: July 26, 2020
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Comando G La Bruja De Rozas 2018, Sierra De Gredos, Vinos De Madrid D.O. Bottle Comando G La Bruja De Rozas 2018, Sierra De Gredos, Vinos De Madrid D.O.
Spain
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Review added: July 26, 2020
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$39.50 None
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Le Vieux Pin Ava 2018, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Le Vieux Pin Ava 2018, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
winery
Review added: July 26, 2020
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Nicholas Pearce Ward 5 Brut Blanc, Cherry Valley 2019, VQA Ontario Bottle Nicholas Pearce Ward 5 Brut Blanc, Cherry Valley 2019, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: July 24, 2020
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Tenuta Foresta Grignolino 2019, Piemonte Doc Bottle Tenuta Foresta Grignolino 2019, Piemonte Doc
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: July 23, 2020
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Barco Del Corneta Cucú Verdejo 2018 Bottle Barco Del Corneta Cucú Verdejo 2018
Spain
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Review added: July 23, 2020
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Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: July 23, 2020
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$24.00 None
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Pai Albariño Albamar Edición Especial 2018, Rias Baixas Bottle Pai Albariño Albamar Edición Especial 2018, Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas, Spain
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Review added: July 23, 2020
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The Farm Chardonnay 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Farm Chardonnay 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: July 23, 2020
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Fitzpatrick Sudden Inversion Meritage 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle Fitzpatrick Sudden Inversion Meritage 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: July 22, 2020
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$28.50 None
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