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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Tarlant Zéro Brut Nature Champagne Bottle Tarlant Zéro Brut Nature Champagne
Champagne, France
996264
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$46.25 None
(0)A
Finca Allende Allende 2005, Doca Rioja Bottle Finca Allende Allende 2005, Doca Rioja
Spain
954560
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$25.75 None
(0)V
Clos Du Val Chardonnay 2006, Carneros, Napa Valley Bottle Clos Du Val Chardonnay 2006, Carneros, Napa Valley
California, Usa
297499
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.80 None
(0)V
Château De Maligny Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru 2007, Ac Bottle Château De Maligny Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru 2007, Ac
Burgundy, France
718288
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$39.95 None
(0)V
Viña Real Oro Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja Bottle Viña Real Oro Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
94896
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Carmenère 2005, Cachapoal Valley, Peumo Vineyard, Block 27, Unfiltered Bottle Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Carmenère 2005, Cachapoal Valley, Peumo Vineyard, Block 27, Unfiltered
Chile
562892
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Ontañon Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja Bottle Ontañon Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja
Spain
725895
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Hugel Riesling 2007, Ac Alsace Bottle Hugel Riesling 2007, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
42101
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre 2007, Ac Bottle Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre 2007, Ac
Loire, France
744086
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Stella Bella Chardonnay 2007, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Stella Bella Chardonnay 2007, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
102061
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$26.95 None
(0)V
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