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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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2003, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2003, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
408864
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$25.95 None
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Divinica Red 2006, Doc Douro Bottle Divinica Red 2006, Doc Douro
Portugal
114421
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$15.15 None
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Peter Lehmann Mentor 2002, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Peter Lehmann Mentor 2002, Barossa, South Australia
Australia
724336
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$35.15 None
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Girard Artistry 2005, Napa Valley Bottle Girard Artistry 2005, Napa Valley
California, Usa
96610
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$49.95 None
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Freefall Pinot Noir 2006, Central Otago, South Island Bottle Freefall Pinot Noir 2006, Central Otago, South Island
New Zealand
90092
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$26.95 None
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Morgante Nero D'avola 2006, Igt Sicilia Bottle Morgante Nero D'avola 2006, Igt Sicilia
Sicily, Italy
40816
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$14.95 None
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Yarden Viognier 2006, Galilee Bottle Yarden Viognier 2006, Galilee
Israel, World
58883
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$29.95 None
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Balthasar Ress Riesling Kabinett 1995, Qmp, Hallgartener Jungfer, Estate Btld. Bottle Balthasar Ress Riesling Kabinett 1995, Qmp, Hallgartener Jungfer, Estate Btld.
Rheingau, Germany
90670
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$19.00 None
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G. H. Martel & Co. Prestige Brut Champagne 2008, Ac Bottle G. H. Martel & Co. Prestige Brut Champagne 2008, Ac
Champagne, France
97485
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$38.55 None
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Clos Laborie 2005, Ac Margaux Bottle Clos Laborie 2005, Ac Margaux
Bordeaux, France
91454
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$33.95 None
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