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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Moulin De Grenet 2015, Ac Lussac Saint émilion Bottle Moulin De Grenet 2015, Ac Lussac Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
526889
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Emiliana Organic Brut Sparkling, Charmat Method, Casablanca Valley, Chile Bottle Emiliana Organic Brut Sparkling, Charmat Method, Casablanca Valley, Chile
Casablanca Valley, Chile
536607
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, "Doc Friuli Aquileia, Estate Btld. " Bottle Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, "Doc Friuli Aquileia, Estate Btld. "
Friuli, Italy
94524
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Di Tufo 2016 Bottle Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Di Tufo 2016
Campania, Italy
528869
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Frogpond Farm Gamay Noir 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
245613
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.20 None
(0)V
Essay Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017, Wo Western Cape Bottle Essay Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017, Wo Western Cape
Paarl, South Africa
414144
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Michele Chiarlo Le Orme 16 Months Barbera D'asti 2015, Docg Bottle Michele Chiarlo Le Orme 16 Months Barbera D'asti 2015, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
265413
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Pdo Naoussa Bottle Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Pdo Naoussa
Macedonia, World
23218
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Miner Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Miner Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
745745
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$42.95 High
(1000+)V
Aldeasoña 2006, Viño De La Tierra De Castilla Y León Bottle Aldeasoña 2006, Viño De La Tierra De Castilla Y León
Spain
378968
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$26.95 High
(180)V
Domaine Moillard Côte De Nuits Villages 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Moillard Côte De Nuits Villages 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527945
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Louis Bouillot Perle Rare Brut Crémant De Bourgogne 2014 Bottle Louis Bouillot Perle Rare Brut Crémant De Bourgogne 2014
Burgundy, France
178137
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Wild Rock The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Wild Rock The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
164012
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley Bottle Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
205567
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
403477
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$48.95 High
(991)V
Stéphane Aviron Vieilles Vignes Chénas 2014, Ac Bottle Stéphane Aviron Vieilles Vignes Chénas 2014, Ac
Beaujolais, France
526855
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Königschaffhausen Steingrüble Pinot Noir 2015, Qba Baden Bottle Königschaffhausen Steingrüble Pinot Noir 2015, Qba Baden
Baden, Germany
460410
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Delaforce Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Regional Duriense Bottle Delaforce Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Regional Duriense
Douro, Portugal
523654
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Galiga E Vetrice Chianti Rufina 2016, Docg Bottle Galiga E Vetrice Chianti Rufina 2016, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
539866
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Bottle Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Chile
337238
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$22.95 High
(1000+)E
Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016
Chile
541151
Review added: January 10, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
Agent
Review added: January 10, 2018
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$23.95 Shopping_bag
Quinta Do Vallado A.B.F. Very Rare Old Port 1888, Douro Valley Bottle Quinta Do Vallado A.B.F. Very Rare Old Port 1888, Douro Valley
Douro, Portugal
0
Review added: December 29, 2017
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$1.00 Shopping_bag
Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Váradi Furmint 2016, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Váradi Furmint 2016, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Tarányi Rajnai Rizling 2016, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Tarányi Rajnai Rizling 2016, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
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