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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Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico 2006, Docg, Produced With Organic Grapes Bottle Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico 2006, Docg, Produced With Organic Grapes
Tuscany, Italy
984401
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$25.95 None
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Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2005, Central Coast Bottle Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2005, Central Coast
California, Usa
732511
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Simonnet Febvre Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, Burgundy, France Bottle Simonnet Febvre Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, Burgundy, France
Burgundy, France
126318
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$23.95 None
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Château Cabannieux 2001, Ac Graves, Réserve Du Château Bottle Château Cabannieux 2001, Ac Graves, Réserve Du Château
Bordeaux, France
125849
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$29.95 None
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Château Du Chassagne Montrachet En Pimont Chassagne Montrachet 2003, Ac Bottle Château Du Chassagne Montrachet En Pimont Chassagne Montrachet 2003, Ac
Burgundy, France
110213
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$42.30 None
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Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2006, Santa Rita Hills Bottle Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2006, Santa Rita Hills
California, Usa
60012
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$44.10 None
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Château De Sérame Réserve Du Château Minervois 2006, Ac Bottle Château De Sérame Réserve Du Château Minervois 2006, Ac
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
651125
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$22.95 None
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Domaine Consta Lazaridis Amethystos Red 2006, Regional Dry Wine Of Drama Bottle Domaine Consta Lazaridis Amethystos Red 2006, Regional Dry Wine Of Drama
Greece
724831
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Hess Syrah 2006, Mendocino/Monterey Counties Bottle Hess Syrah 2006, Mendocino/Monterey Counties
California, Usa
101782
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Château La Tour De L'évêque Rosé 2008, Ac Côtes De Provence Bottle Château La Tour De L'évêque Rosé 2008, Ac Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
319392
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$19.95 None
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