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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Château Bréhat 2012, Ac Côtes De Castillon Bottle Château Bréhat 2012, Ac Côtes De Castillon
Bordeaux, France
348672
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2016, VQA St. David's Bench Bottle Château Des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2016, VQA St. David's Bench
Ontario, Canada
346742
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
981670
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Giovanu Cannonau Di Sardegna 2014, Doc Bottle Giovanu Cannonau Di Sardegna 2014, Doc
Sardinia, Italy
512640
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Château La Croix De Queynac 2015, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château La Croix De Queynac 2015, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
138636
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
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Perlage Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Perlage Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Delle Venezie
Veneto, Italy
528661
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Western Cape Bottle Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Western Cape
Western Cape, South Africa
480764
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$12.95 High
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Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
421941
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Moncontour Vouvray Sec 2015 Bottle Château Moncontour Vouvray Sec 2015
Loire, France
344929
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$19.95 High
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Croft Reserve Tawny Port, Dop Bottle Croft Reserve Tawny Port, Dop
Douro, Portugal
538983
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
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