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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Emmolo Merlot 2005, Napa Valley Bottle Emmolo Merlot 2005, Napa Valley
California, Usa
96024
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$26.75 None
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Storm Bay Pinot Noir 2005, Tasmania Bottle Storm Bay Pinot Noir 2005, Tasmania
Australia
90225
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$23.95 None
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Domaine Des Graves D'ardonneau Cuvée Prestige 2004, Ac Premières Côtes De Blaye Bottle Domaine Des Graves D'ardonneau Cuvée Prestige 2004, Ac Premières Côtes De Blaye
Bordeaux, France
91405
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$19.95 None
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Benwarin Semillon 2006, Hunter Valley, New South Wales Bottle Benwarin Semillon 2006, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Australia
683235
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$17.95 None
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Sticks Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Yarra Valley, Victoria Bottle Sticks Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Australia
109363
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$15.15 None
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Château De La Dauphine 2005, Ac Fronsac Bottle Château De La Dauphine 2005, Ac Fronsac
Bordeaux, France
121517
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$34.95 None
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Domaine D'ardhuy Aux Clous Savigny Lès Beaune 1er Cru 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine D'ardhuy Aux Clous Savigny Lès Beaune 1er Cru 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
122515
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$39.95 None
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Pio Cesare Barolo 2004, Docg Bottle Pio Cesare Barolo 2004, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
736587
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$69.00 None
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Tardieu Laurent Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf Du Pape 2005, Ac Bottle Tardieu Laurent Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf Du Pape 2005, Ac
Rhone, France
739482
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$84.95 None
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Viberti Barolo Riserva La Volta 2001, Docg Bottle Viberti Barolo Riserva La Volta 2001, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
105841
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