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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Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Bottle Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Marlborough, New Zealand
735043
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir Single Ferment 2017, Central Otago Bottle Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir Single Ferment 2017, Central Otago
Central Otago, New Zealand
0
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$85.00 Shopping_bag
Two Sisters Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Two Sisters Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$54.80 Shopping_bag
Ca'del Borgo Pinot Grigio 2019, Doc Friuli Bottle Ca'del Borgo Pinot Grigio 2019, Doc Friuli
Friuli, Italy
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$0.01 Shopping_bag
Cap Royal Rouge 2016, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Cap Royal Rouge 2016, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
486761
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Rodney Strong Russian River Rosé Of Pinot Noir 2019, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California Bottle Rodney Strong Russian River Rosé Of Pinot Noir 2019, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Usa
15278
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$25.95 High
(1000+)V
Ka Tahi Chardonnay 2017, Hawke's Bay, North Island Bottle Ka Tahi Chardonnay 2017, Hawke's Bay, North Island
New Zealand
14557
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018, Mendoza Bottle Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
29280
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Glenlofty Go Shiraz 2015, Pyrenees, Victoria Bottle Glenlofty Go Shiraz 2015, Pyrenees, Victoria
Australia
16235
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Monterra Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale Bottle Monterra Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
477059
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Waterkloof Circle Of Life 2016, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Waterkloof Circle Of Life 2016, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
284588
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(762)V
Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
981670
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
R. López De Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza 2011, Doca Rioja Bottle R. López De Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza 2011, Doca Rioja
Spain
692780
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$30.95 High
(1000+)V
Ken Forrester Petit Rosé 2019 Bottle Ken Forrester Petit Rosé 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa
553040
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley Bottle Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley
California, Usa
716928
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Acrobat Pinot Gris 2017, Oregon Bottle Acrobat Pinot Gris 2017, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
420729
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Plano Malagousia 2018, Pgi Macedonia Bottle Plano Malagousia 2018, Pgi Macedonia
Greece
15444
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Kin Vineyards Cival Grit Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara On The Lake, Ontario Bottle Kin Vineyards Cival Grit Chardonnay 2019, VQA Niagara On The Lake, Ontario
Canada
17199
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$20.95 High
(310)V
Schild Estate Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Schild Estate Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
66555
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino County 2018, Mendocino Bottle Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino County 2018, Mendocino
California, Usa
86249
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Alto Colchagua, Colchagua Valley Bottle Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Alto Colchagua, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
256073
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
La Chablisienne Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018, Ac Bottle La Chablisienne Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018, Ac
Burgundy, France
455147
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Santa Ana La Mascota Chardonnay 2018, Mendoza Bottle Santa Ana La Mascota Chardonnay 2018, Mendoza
Argentina
126870
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Raimat Castell Chardonnay 2018, Do Costers Del Segre Bottle Raimat Castell Chardonnay 2018, Do Costers Del Segre
Spain
15413
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Perez Cruz Lingal Rosé 2019, Sustainable, Do Maipo Valley Bottle Perez Cruz Lingal Rosé 2019, Sustainable, Do Maipo Valley
Chile
15269
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
610907
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley Bottle Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
748434
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
Easton Zinfandel 2015, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California Bottle Easton Zinfandel 2015, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California
Usa
328377
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$33.95 High
(1000+)V
Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017, Ac Bourgogne Bottle Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017, Ac Bourgogne
Burgundy, France
414557
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$32.95 High
(807)V
Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria 2017, Dop, Puglia Bottle Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria 2017, Dop, Puglia
Italy
496463
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Morande Gran Reserva Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Central Valley Bottle Morande Gran Reserva Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Central Valley
Chile
14149
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Villa Matilde Rocca Dei Leoni Aglianico 2016, Igt Campania Bottle Villa Matilde Rocca Dei Leoni Aglianico 2016, Igt Campania
Campania, Italy
165035
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Stonestreet Chardonnay 2016, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California Bottle Stonestreet Chardonnay 2016, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Usa
991380
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$49.95 High
(312)V
Viña Aquitania Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley Bottle Viña Aquitania Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley
Chile
16805
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$39.95 High
(190)V
Monte Del Frà Lena Di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2017, Doc, Veneto Bottle Monte Del Frà Lena Di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2017, Doc, Veneto
Italy
165662
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Michelle Philipon Santenay 2017, Ac, Burgundy Bottle Michelle Philipon Santenay 2017, Ac, Burgundy
France
13676
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$42.95 High
(288)V
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Willamette Valley Bottle Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
949909
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$36.95 High
(1000+)V
Christophe Patrice Beauregard Chablis 1er Cru 2018, Ac, Burgundy Bottle Christophe Patrice Beauregard Chablis 1er Cru 2018, Ac, Burgundy
France
14872
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$35.95 High
(1000+)V
Bleasdale Frank Potts 2016, Langhorne Creek Bottle Bleasdale Frank Potts 2016, Langhorne Creek
South Australia, Australia
619999
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Masi Riserva Di Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg, Veneto Bottle Masi Riserva Di Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg, Veneto
Italy
324137
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$69.95 High
(1000+)V
Rocche Costamagna Barolo Rocche Dell’annunziata 2015, Docg Bottle Rocche Costamagna Barolo Rocche Dell’annunziata 2015, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
413484
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$59.95 High
(984)V
San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2015, Docg, Tuscany Bottle San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2015, Docg, Tuscany
Italy
403477
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$48.95 High
(764)V
Chateau Mont Redon Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac  Bottle Chateau Mont Redon Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac
Rhône, France
959627
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$54.95 None
(0)V
Podere Brizio Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Docg, Tuscany Bottle Podere Brizio Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Docg, Tuscany
Italy
466375
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$73.00 High
(73)A
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2010, Doca Rioja Bottle La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2010, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
315531
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$59.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Rochevine Condrieu 2017 Bottle Domaine Rochevine Condrieu 2017
Rhône, France
16414
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$59.00 Low
(9)V
Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
744375
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$24.95 High
(636)V
Accornero Bricco Del Bosco Grignolino Del Monferrato Casalese 2018, Doc Bottle Accornero Bricco Del Bosco Grignolino Del Monferrato Casalese 2018, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
426635
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$19.95 High
(450)V
J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2017, Paso Robles, California Bottle J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2017, Paso Robles, California
Usa
15652
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$41.95 High
(511)G
Proud Pour Pinot For Bees Pinot Noir 2018, Ontario Bottle Proud Pour Pinot For Bees Pinot Noir 2018, Ontario
Canada
17182
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$22.95 High
(177)V
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