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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Beau Bonhomme Monastrell 2015 Bottle Beau Bonhomme Monastrell 2015
Jumilla, Spain
528042
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$14.00 High
(1000+)G
Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs Vintage Brut Champagne 2006 Bottle Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs Vintage Brut Champagne 2006
Champagne, France
55277
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$205.95 None
(0)V
Southbrook Triomphe Gamay Laundry Vineyard 2016, Vinemount Ridge Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Gamay Laundry Vineyard 2016, Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$21.75 Shopping_bag
Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2015, Docg Tuscany Bottle Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2015, Docg Tuscany
Tuscany, Italy
219808
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)G
Il Viziato Vino Rosso The Spoiled One Bottle Il Viziato Vino Rosso The Spoiled One
Italy
519843
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
Honoro Vera Rueda 2016 Bottle Honoro Vera Rueda 2016
Rueda, Spain
533224
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$13.20 High
(1000+)G
Southbrook Triomphe Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
10359
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2016, Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2016, Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
agent
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: January 18, 2018
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Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2004, Ac Bottle Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2004, Ac
Rhone, France
735407
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$62.95 High
(114)V
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