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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Moulin De Grenet 2015, Ac Lussac Saint émilion Bottle Moulin De Grenet 2015, Ac Lussac Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
526889
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Emiliana Organic Brut Sparkling, Charmat Method, Casablanca Valley, Chile Bottle Emiliana Organic Brut Sparkling, Charmat Method, Casablanca Valley, Chile
Casablanca Valley, Chile
536607
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, "Doc Friuli Aquileia, Estate Btld. " Bottle Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, "Doc Friuli Aquileia, Estate Btld. "
Friuli, Italy
94524
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Di Tufo 2016 Bottle Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Di Tufo 2016
Campania, Italy
528869
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
245613
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.20 None
(0)V
Essay Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017, Wo Western Cape Bottle Essay Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017, Wo Western Cape
Paarl, South Africa
414144
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
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
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Pdo Naoussa Bottle Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Pdo Naoussa
Macedonia, World
23218
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Miner Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Miner Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
745745
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$42.95 High
(1000+)V
Aldeasoña 2006, Viño De La Tierra De Castilla Y León Bottle Aldeasoña 2006, Viño De La Tierra De Castilla Y León
Spain
378968
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$26.95 High
(180)V
Domaine Moillard Côte De Nuits Villages 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Moillard Côte De Nuits Villages 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527945
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Louis Bouillot Perle Rare Brut Crémant De Bourgogne 2014 Bottle Louis Bouillot Perle Rare Brut Crémant De Bourgogne 2014
Burgundy, France
178137
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Wild Rock The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Wild Rock The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
164012
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley Bottle Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
205567
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
403477
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$48.95 High
(991)V
Stéphane Aviron Vieilles Vignes Chénas 2014, Ac Bottle Stéphane Aviron Vieilles Vignes Chénas 2014, Ac
Beaujolais, France
526855
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Königschaffhausen Steingrüble Pinot Noir 2015, Qba Baden Bottle Königschaffhausen Steingrüble Pinot Noir 2015, Qba Baden
Baden, Germany
460410
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Delaforce Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Regional Duriense Bottle Delaforce Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Regional Duriense
Douro, Portugal
523654
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Galiga E Vetrice Chianti Rufina 2016, Docg Bottle Galiga E Vetrice Chianti Rufina 2016, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
539866
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Bottle Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Chile
337238
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$22.95 High
(1000+)E
Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016
Chile
541151
Review added: January 10, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
Agent
Review added: January 10, 2018
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$23.95 Shopping_bag
Quinta Do Vallado A.B.F. Very Rare Old Port 1888, Douro Valley Bottle Quinta Do Vallado A.B.F. Very Rare Old Port 1888, Douro Valley
Douro, Portugal
0
Review added: December 29, 2017
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$1.00 Shopping_bag
Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Váradi Furmint 2016, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Váradi Furmint 2016, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Tarányi Rajnai Rizling 2016, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Tarányi Rajnai Rizling 2016, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Gilvesy Pincészet Mogyorós Sauvignon Blanc Szent György Hegy 2016, Balatoni Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Mogyorós Sauvignon Blanc Szent György Hegy 2016, Balatoni
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016, St. Urban Vineyard, VQA Niagara Escarpment Bottle Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016, St. Urban Vineyard, VQA Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
38117
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
642561
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$61.95 High
(871)V
Domaine Lafage Cayrol Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2014, Igp Côtes Catalanes Bottle Domaine Lafage Cayrol Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2014, Igp Côtes Catalanes
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
494039
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Alvear Cream Sherry, Do Montilla Moriles Bottle Alvear Cream Sherry, Do Montilla Moriles
Spain
515791
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Quinta Das Carvalhas 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop Bottle Quinta Das Carvalhas 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop
Douro, Portugal
536292
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$63.95 High
(188)V
Château Tour De Pez 2008, Ac Saint Estèphe Bottle Château Tour De Pez 2008, Ac Saint Estèphe
Bordeaux, France
530048
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$44.95 High
(233)V
Casanova Di Neri Irrosso 2015, Igt Toscana Bottle Casanova Di Neri Irrosso 2015, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
536235
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Ca'tullio Tenace Lo Schioppettino 2015, Doc Friuli Aquileia Bottle Ca'tullio Tenace Lo Schioppettino 2015, Doc Friuli Aquileia
Friuli, Italy
539072
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$21.95 High
(142)V
Momo Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Momo Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
163972
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Dr. Siemens Serriger Würzburg Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2008, Prädikatswein Bottle Dr. Siemens Serriger Würzburg Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2008, Prädikatswein
Mosel, Germany
524827
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Ferraton Les Calendes Crozes Hermitage 2015, Ac Bottle Ferraton Les Calendes Crozes Hermitage 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
526376
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$29.95 High
(998)V
Gueguen Chablis 2015, Ac Bottle Gueguen Chablis 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
524934
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Alain Jaume Clos De Sixte Lirac 2015, Ac Bottle Alain Jaume Clos De Sixte Lirac 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
76349
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$25.95 High
(846)V
Castello Di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Castello Di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
994608
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Fattoria La Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2015 Bottle Fattoria La Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2015
Tuscany, Italy
455659
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(729)V
Terres Secrètes La Roche Vineuse Mâcon 2015, Ac Bottle Terres Secrètes La Roche Vineuse Mâcon 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
522193
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
St Hubertus Riesling 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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St Hubertus Riesling 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
544072
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)W
Aydie L'origine Madiran 2014, Ac Bottle Aydie L'origine Madiran 2014, Ac
Southwest, France
343566
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Abad Dom Bueno Godello 2015, Do Bierzo Bottle Abad Dom Bueno Godello 2015, Do Bierzo
Bierzo, Spain
154302
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Leeuwenkuil Shiraz 2016, Swartland Bottle Leeuwenkuil Shiraz 2016, Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
536631
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Moniack Mead, United Kingdom Bottle Moniack Mead, United Kingdom
England, World
987263
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Albert Bichot Roche Granit Julienas 2015, Ac Bottle Albert Bichot Roche Granit Julienas 2015, Ac
Beaujolais, France
527010
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc 2016, North Coast Bottle Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc 2016, North Coast
California, Usa
420968
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(970)V
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
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