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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Sordo Gabutti Barolo 2012, Docg Bottle Sordo Gabutti Barolo 2012, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
530485
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$68.95 High
(497)V
Campogiovanni Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Docg Bottle Campogiovanni Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
991075
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$59.95 High
(527)V
Domaine Taupenot Merme Saint Romain Blanc 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Taupenot Merme Saint Romain Blanc 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
522177
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$53.95 High
(1000)V
Domaine Roux Père & Fils Saint Aubin Les Frionnes 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Roux Père & Fils Saint Aubin Les Frionnes 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527986
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$49.95 High
(1000+)V
Anzivino Gattinara 2010, Docg Bottle Anzivino Gattinara 2010, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
534909
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Redstone Chardonnay Select Vineyard 2013, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Redstone Chardonnay Select Vineyard 2013, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
511428
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$25.70 High
(424)W
Convento San Francisco Special Selection Reserva 2011, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Convento San Francisco Special Selection Reserva 2011, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
185751
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$37.95 High
(408)V
Brancaia Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Brancaia Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
260802
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$36.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Du Grapillon D'or Gigondas 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Du Grapillon D'or Gigondas 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
981787
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$32.95 High
(1000+)V
H. Thunevin Bad Boy 2015, Ac Bordeaux Bottle H. Thunevin Bad Boy 2015, Ac Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
527093
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$30.95 High
(1000+)V
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