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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Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
640854
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.95 None
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Bodegas Victoria Pardina 2005, Do Cariñena Bottle Bodegas Victoria Pardina 2005, Do Cariñena
Spain
82453
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$15.05 None
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Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Grüner Veltliner 2007, Niederösterreich Bottle Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Grüner Veltliner 2007, Niederösterreich
Austria
87627
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$16.95 None
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Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Mendocino County, Made With Organically Grown Grapes Bottle Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Mendocino County, Made With Organically Grown Grapes
California, Usa
46334
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$19.95 None
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La Stoppa Gutturnio 2006, Doc Colli Piacentini Bottle La Stoppa Gutturnio 2006, Doc Colli Piacentini
Italy
102822
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$14.95 None
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Bonterra Merlot 2006, Mendocino County, Made From Organic Grapes Bottle Bonterra Merlot 2006, Mendocino County, Made From Organic Grapes
California, Usa
984724
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Domaine De L'oiselet Vacqueyras 2007, Ac Bottle Domaine De L'oiselet Vacqueyras 2007, Ac
Rhone, France
101550
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$17.90 None
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Clos De Los Siete 2007, Mendoza Bottle Clos De Los Siete 2007, Mendoza
Argentina
622571
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$23.95 None
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Aldegheri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Sant'ambrogio 2004, Doc Bottle Aldegheri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Sant'ambrogio 2004, Doc
Veneto, Italy
59022
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Domaine Latour Giraud Maranges La Fussière 2005, Ac, 1er Cru Bottle Domaine Latour Giraud Maranges La Fussière 2005, Ac, 1er Cru
Burgundy, France
86967
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$29.95 None
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