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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Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2006, Clare Valley Bottle Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2006, Clare Valley
South Australia, Australia
927582
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Bottle Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca
Spain
239277
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$31.95 None
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Château Bourdieu La Valade 2000, Ac Fronsac Bottle Château Bourdieu La Valade 2000, Ac Fronsac
Bordeaux, France
92551
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$26.00 None
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Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion Bottle Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
91298
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$24.95 None
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Martinelli Sagrantino Di Montefalco 2003, Docg Bottle Martinelli Sagrantino Di Montefalco 2003, Docg
Umbria, Italy
95182
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$31.05 None
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Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley, Estate Grown & Btld. Bottle Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley, Estate Grown & Btld.
California, Usa
906420
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$33.95 None
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Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Columbia Valley Bottle Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
64766
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$63.00 None
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Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard (1.5l) (1500ml) Bottle Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard (1.5l) (1500ml)
Chile
119339
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$43.95 None
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Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
329961
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$99.95 None
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Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005, Docg Bottle Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
988055
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$29.95 None
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