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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Cave De Tain Esprit De Granit Saint Joseph 2005, Ac Bottle Cave De Tain Esprit De Granit Saint Joseph 2005, Ac
Rhone, France
17152
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$22.95 None
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Château De Fonscolombe Cuvée Spéciale 2005, Ac Coteaux D'aix En Provence, Estate Btld. Bottle Château De Fonscolombe Cuvée Spéciale 2005, Ac Coteaux D'aix En Provence, Estate Btld.
Provence, France
462382
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$10.95 None
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Kir Yianni Petra 2007, Vin De Pays Florina Bottle Kir Yianni Petra 2007, Vin De Pays Florina
Greece
63552
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$12.30 None
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Murgo Etna Bianco 2007, Doc Bottle Murgo Etna Bianco 2007, Doc
Sicily, Italy
106310
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$13.95 None
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Las Rocas Garnacha 2006, Do Calatayud Bottle Las Rocas Garnacha 2006, Do Calatayud
Spain
95190
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$14.95 None
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Jean Geiler Gewurztraminer Réserve Particulière 2007, Ac Alsace Bottle Jean Geiler Gewurztraminer Réserve Particulière 2007, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
106864
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$17.95 None
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Château La Gorce 2005, Ac Médoc Bottle Château La Gorce 2005, Ac Médoc
Bordeaux, France
91397
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$16.95 None
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Pillar Box Red 2006, Padthaway, South Australia Bottle Pillar Box Red 2006, Padthaway, South Australia
Australia
685941
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$14.95 None
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Domaine Patrick Miolane Chassagne Montrachet La Canière 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Patrick Miolane Chassagne Montrachet La Canière 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
91199
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$46.95 None
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Merryvale Chardonnay 2005, Carneros Bottle Merryvale Chardonnay 2005, Carneros
California, Usa
76026
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