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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Cantina Di Verona Terre Di Verona Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2014, Doc Bottle Cantina Di Verona Terre Di Verona Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2014, Doc
Veneto, Italy
424960
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
121160
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Foncalieu Réserve Du Crouzau St. Gervais Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2012, Ap Bottle Foncalieu Réserve Du Crouzau St. Gervais Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2012, Ap
Rhone, France
142943
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Janare Fiano 2016, Dop Sannio Bottle Janare Fiano 2016, Dop Sannio
Campania, Italy
528786
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$16.95 High
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Domaine Des Quints Saumur 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine Des Quints Saumur 2016, Ac
Loire, France
527259
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$16.95 High
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Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2013, Pdo Rapsani, Thessalia Bottle Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2013, Pdo Rapsani, Thessalia
Greece
734855
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$20.95 High
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Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2016, Ac
Loire, France
745349
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$14.95 High
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Courtois La Source Côtes Du Rhône 2015, Ac Bottle Courtois La Source Côtes Du Rhône 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
526640
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$14.95 High
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Masserie Pisari Primitivo 2014, Igt Salento Rosso Bottle Masserie Pisari Primitivo 2014, Igt Salento Rosso
Puglia, Italy
270306
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$13.95 High
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Château Peyrabon 2015, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Château Peyrabon 2015, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
10538
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$23.95 High
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