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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Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2015, Vinho Verde Bottle Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2015, Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
524868
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine De La Fruitière Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Fruitière Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2015, Ac
Loire, France
451112
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Pdo Patras, Peloponnese Bottle Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Pdo Patras, Peloponnese
Peloponnese, Greece
261610
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
97592
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$43.95 High
(1000+)V
Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes Givry 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes Givry 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527978
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$32.95 High
(770)V
Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County Bottle Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County
California, Usa
529156
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands Bottle Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands
California, Usa
539189
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Charles Baker B Side Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Charles Baker B Side Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
523845
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$22.20 High
(485)V
Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Doc Südtirol   Alto Adige Bottle Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Doc Südtirol Alto Adige
Alto Adige, Italy
528612
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Burgerspital Trocken Silvaner 2016, Qualitätswein, Franken, Estate Btld., Dry Bottle Burgerspital Trocken Silvaner 2016, Qualitätswein, Franken, Estate Btld., Dry
Germany
260273
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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