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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Domaine Bernard Defaix Côte De Lechet Reserve Chablis 1er Cru 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Bernard Defaix Côte De Lechet Reserve Chablis 1er Cru 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
17541
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$34.95 None
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The Colonial Estate Envoy Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle The Colonial Estate Envoy Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
47563
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.65 None
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Cuvaison Pinot Noir 2006, Carneros, Napa Valley Bottle Cuvaison Pinot Noir 2006, Carneros, Napa Valley
California, Usa
714519
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$34.95 None
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Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2006, Napa Valley Bottle Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2006, Napa Valley
California, Usa
346262
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$94.95 None
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Cj Pask Gimblett Road Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec 2006, Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle Cj Pask Gimblett Road Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec 2006, Hawkes Bay, North Island
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
120816
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$19.95 None
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Elephant Hill Syrah 2008, Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle Elephant Hill Syrah 2008, Hawkes Bay, North Island
New Zealand
121673
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$23.95 None
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Cantina Tramin Gewürztraminer 2007, Doc Süditrol   Alto Adige Bottle Cantina Tramin Gewürztraminer 2007, Doc Süditrol Alto Adige
Alto Adige, Italy
117028
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$18.95 None
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Château Nairac 2005, Ac Barsac, 2er Cru (375ml) Bottle Château Nairac 2005, Ac Barsac, 2er Cru (375ml)
Bordeaux, France
500777
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$42.00 None
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Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay 2007, Pirque, Maipo Valley Bottle Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay 2007, Pirque, Maipo Valley
Chile
342857
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Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Merlot 2006, Peumo, Rapel Valley Bottle Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Merlot 2006, Peumo, Rapel Valley
Chile
939827
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