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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Schiefer Blaufränkisch 2016, Burgenland Bottle Schiefer Blaufränkisch 2016, Burgenland
Austria
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2018
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$27.47 None
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Wenzel Blaufränkisch Aus Dem Kalk 2017, Burgenland Bottle Wenzel Blaufränkisch Aus Dem Kalk 2017, Burgenland
Austria
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2018
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$30.80 None
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Tement Steirische Klassik Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Südsteiermark Bottle Tement Steirische Klassik Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Südsteiermark
Austria
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2018
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$30.75 None
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Stadlmann Zierfandler Ried Traiskirchner Igeln 2017, Thermenregion Bottle Stadlmann Zierfandler Ried Traiskirchner Igeln 2017, Thermenregion
Austria
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2018
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$35.08 None
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Machherndl Federspiel Grüner Veltliner Ried Kollmütz 2017, Wachau Bottle Machherndl Federspiel Grüner Veltliner Ried Kollmütz 2017, Wachau
Wachau, Austria
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2018
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$23.79 None
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Allram Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner 2017, Kamptal Bottle Allram Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner 2017, Kamptal
Kamptal, Austria
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2018
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$33.47 None
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Huff Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Prince Edward County Bottle Huff Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$40.00 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase The Brock Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Closson Chase The Brock Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Hinterland Les Etoiles 2014, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Hinterland Les Etoiles 2014, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
WA-26576
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$39.00 Shopping_bag
Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay 2015, Columbia Valley Bottle Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay 2015, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
609123
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$57.95 None
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Robert Oatley Gsm Signature Series 2016, Mclaren Vale Bottle Robert Oatley Gsm Signature Series 2016, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
489658
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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Santiago Ruiz 2016, Do Rías Baixas Bottle Santiago Ruiz 2016, Do Rías Baixas
Rias Baixas, Spain
543751
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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Dr. Zenzen Hochgewächs 1636 Riesling 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Dr. Zenzen Hochgewächs 1636 Riesling 2016, Qualitätswein
Mosel, Germany
561514
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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Henry Fessy Gamay Noir 2016, Vin De France Bottle Henry Fessy Gamay Noir 2016, Vin De France
Beaujolais, France
556571
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$16.95 None
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Masi Rosa Dei Masi 2017, Igt Rosato Delle Venezie Bottle Masi Rosa Dei Masi 2017, Igt Rosato Delle Venezie
Unknown, World
377267
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$15.95 None
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Domaine De La Vieille Cure Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Vieille Cure Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2016, Ac
Loire, France
469775
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$12.95 None
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Leviathan Red Wine 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Leviathan Red Wine 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
577262
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$49.95 None
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Luca G Lot Pinot Noir 2015, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Luca G Lot Pinot Noir 2015, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
175570
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$34.95 None
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Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
208694
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$33.95 None
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Volcanic Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Volcanic Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
560292
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$23.95 None
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Castaño Colección 2014, Yecla Bottle Castaño Colección 2014, Yecla
Spain
35493
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$22.95 None
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2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle 2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
421362
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$22.95 None
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Bonterra Pinot Noir 2016, Mendocino County Bottle Bonterra Pinot Noir 2016, Mendocino County
California, Usa
317685
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$21.95 None
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Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2017 Bottle Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2017
Niederösterreich, Austria
491902
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$21.95 None
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Clos De Tafall 2015, Do Priorat Bottle Clos De Tafall 2015, Do Priorat
Priorat, Spain
574616
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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