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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X & Y Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle X & Y Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
48561
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$15.20 None
(0)V
Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza Bottle Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza
Argentina
985002
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Château Saint André Corbin 2006, Ac St Georges St émilion Bottle Château Saint André Corbin 2006, Ac St Georges St émilion
Bordeaux, France
43810
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$21.95 None
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Conte Brandolini D' Adda Vistorta Merlot 2005, Doc Friuli, Grave Bottle Conte Brandolini D' Adda Vistorta Merlot 2005, Doc Friuli, Grave
Friuli, Italy
932517
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$18.95 None
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Domaine Rebourgeon Mure Beaune 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Rebourgeon Mure Beaune 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
91082
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$27.95 None
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Domaine Taupenot Merme Saint Romain 2005, Ac Bottle Domaine Taupenot Merme Saint Romain 2005, Ac
Burgundy, France
87007
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$29.95 None
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Máté Brunello Di Montalcino 2003, Docg, Estate Btld. Bottle Máté Brunello Di Montalcino 2003, Docg, Estate Btld.
Tuscany, Italy
91587
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$33.30 None
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Magpie Estate The Sack Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Magpie Estate The Sack Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
94078
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$22.95 None
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Domaine Beau Mistral Vieilles Vignes Rasteau Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Beau Mistral Vieilles Vignes Rasteau Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2006, Ac
Rhone, France
104992
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$15.95 None
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Domaine De La Rossignole Sancerre 2006, Ac, Estate Bottled Bottle Domaine De La Rossignole Sancerre 2006, Ac, Estate Bottled
Loire, France
82289
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$23.95 None
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