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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Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes Givry 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes Givry 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527978
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$32.95 None
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Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County Bottle Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County
California, Usa
529156
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$29.95 None
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Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands Bottle Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands
California, Usa
539189
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$23.95 None
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Charles Baker B Side Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Charles Baker B Side Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
523845
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$22.20 None
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Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Doc Südtirol   Alto Adige Bottle Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Doc Südtirol Alto Adige
Alto Adige, Italy
528612
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$19.95 None
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Burgerspital Trocken Silvaner 2016, Qualitätswein, Franken, Estate Btld., Dry Bottle Burgerspital Trocken Silvaner 2016, Qualitätswein, Franken, Estate Btld., Dry
Germany
260273
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$19.95 None
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San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Elquí Valley Bottle San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Elquí Valley
Chile
540781
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Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Bottle Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Marlborough, New Zealand
535765
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Gerald Talmard Chardonnay Mâcon 2016, Ac Bottle Gerald Talmard Chardonnay Mâcon 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
392712
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$16.95 None
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Andrea Biasiotto Extra Dry Prosecco 2016, Doc Veneto Bottle Andrea Biasiotto Extra Dry Prosecco 2016, Doc Veneto
Veneto, Italy
516559
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Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley Bottle Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley
Chile
371161
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$18.95 None
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Jean Claude Boisset Marsannay Blanc 2015, Ac Bottle Jean Claude Boisset Marsannay Blanc 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
522227
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$42.95 None
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La Pieve Barolo 2013 Bottle La Pieve Barolo 2013
Piedmont, Italy
213132
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$34.95 None
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Château Puygueraud 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Francs Bottle Château Puygueraud 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Francs
Bordeaux, France
966382
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$28.95 None
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Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes Red 2016, Colchagua Valley Bottle Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes Red 2016, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
541136
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$27.95 None
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Stolen Identity Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Stolen Identity Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
536797
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Moulin De Grenet 2015, Ac Lussac Saint émilion Bottle Moulin De Grenet 2015, Ac Lussac Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
526889
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Emiliana Organic Brut Sparkling, Charmat Method, Casablanca Valley, Chile Bottle Emiliana Organic Brut Sparkling, Charmat Method, Casablanca Valley, Chile
Casablanca Valley, Chile
536607
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$17.95 None
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Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, "Doc Friuli Aquileia, Estate Btld. " Bottle Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, "Doc Friuli Aquileia, Estate Btld. "
Friuli, Italy
94524
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$16.95 None
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Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Di Tufo 2016 Bottle Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Di Tufo 2016
Campania, Italy
528869
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$16.95 None
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Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
245613
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$16.20 None
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Essay Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017, Wo Western Cape Bottle Essay Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017, Wo Western Cape
Paarl, South Africa
414144
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$14.95 None
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Michele Chiarlo Le Orme 16 Months Barbera D'asti 2015, Docg Bottle Michele Chiarlo Le Orme 16 Months Barbera D'asti 2015, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
265413
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$13.95 None
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Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Pdo Naoussa Bottle Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Pdo Naoussa
Macedonia, World
23218
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$13.95 None
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Miner Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Miner Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
745745
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$42.95 None
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