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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Redstone Redfoot Vineyard Viognier 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Redstone Redfoot Vineyard Viognier 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
12466
Review added: November 15, 2018
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$28.95 None
(0)
Tawse Growers Blend Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Tawse Growers Blend Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 15, 2018
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$26.15 Shopping_bag
Redstone Limestone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Redstone Limestone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 15, 2018
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$23.15 None
(0)
Château Montus La Tyre 2009, Madiran Bottle Château Montus La Tyre 2009, Madiran
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: November 15, 2018
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$135.27 None
(0)
Château Montus Madiran 2013, Ac Madiran Bottle Château Montus Madiran 2013, Ac Madiran
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: November 15, 2018
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$33.76 Shopping_bag
Château Montus Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh 2013, Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh Bottle Château Montus Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh 2013, Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: November 15, 2018
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$30.99 None
(0)
Sassicaia 2013, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia Bottle Sassicaia 2013, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia
Tuscany, Italy
480533
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$216.95 None
(0)V
13th Street White Palette 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street White Palette 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
207340
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$15.95 High
(666)V
Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay 2016, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay 2016, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
524397
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$26.95 None
(0)V
Peninsula Ridge Sparkling Riesling 2017, VQA Ontario Bottle Peninsula Ridge Sparkling Riesling 2017, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
582072
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
324228
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$21.95 High
(144)V
Simi Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma County Bottle Simi Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma County
California, Usa
673806
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$19.95 Medium
(30)V
Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux Red Blend 2014, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley Bottle Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux Red Blend 2014, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
287425
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Oyster Bay Merlot 2016, Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle Oyster Bay Merlot 2016, Hawkes Bay, North Island
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
692343
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$18.95 None
(0)V
La Posta Armando Bonarda 2017 Bottle La Posta Armando Bonarda 2017
Mendoza, Argentina
261586
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$15.95 High
(91)V
Irony Small Lot Reserve Merlot 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Irony Small Lot Reserve Merlot 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
183186
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$24.95 High
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J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2015, Paso Robles Bottle J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2015, Paso Robles
California, Usa
948240
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$23.95 None
(0)V
Mission Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Mission Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
57430
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$22.95 None
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Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
357475
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$21.95 High
(871)V
Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Riesling Kp 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Riesling Kp 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
445569
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Alamos Selección Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Alamos Selección Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
322800
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$16.95 High
(194)V
Heritance Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Heritance Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
629154
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$49.95 None
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Upshot Red Blend 2016, Sonoma County Bottle Upshot Red Blend 2016, Sonoma County
California, Usa
577494
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Cabernet Sauvignon Kp 2014, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Cabernet Sauvignon Kp 2014, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
493981
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Beringer The Waymaker Paso Robles Red 2015, Paso Robles Bottle Beringer The Waymaker Paso Robles Red 2015, Paso Robles
California, Usa
631861
Review added: November 14, 2018
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$29.95 None
(0)A
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