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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Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Colchagua Valley Bottle Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Colchagua Valley
Chile
322586
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$19.95 None
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Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2005, Napa Valley Bottle Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2005, Napa Valley
California, Usa
655399
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$39.95 None
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Les Mines Priorat 2005, Doca Bottle Les Mines Priorat 2005, Doca
Spain
103481
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$21.40 None
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Remo Farina Monte Fante Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 1998, Doc Bottle Remo Farina Monte Fante Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 1998, Doc
Veneto, Italy
101634
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$77.95 None
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Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot 2004, Ella Valley Bottle Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot 2004, Ella Valley
Israel, World
58891
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Pavillon De Poyferré 2004, Ac Saint Julien, Second Wine Of Château Léoville Poyferré Bottle Pavillon De Poyferré 2004, Ac Saint Julien, Second Wine Of Château Léoville Poyferré
Bordeaux, France
91447
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$32.95 None
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Roger Lassarat Terroir De Vergisson Pouilly Fuissé 2006, Ac Bottle Roger Lassarat Terroir De Vergisson Pouilly Fuissé 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
110288
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Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz 2005, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz 2005, Clare Valley, South Australia
Australia
448241
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Ridge Lytton Springs 2006, Dry Creek Valley Bottle Ridge Lytton Springs 2006, Dry Creek Valley
California, Usa
982413
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Nicolas Potel Vieilles Vignes Morey Saint Denis 2005, Ac Bottle Nicolas Potel Vieilles Vignes Morey Saint Denis 2005, Ac
Burgundy, France
110403
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