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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Louis Max Coteaux Bourguignons 2015, Ac Bottle Louis Max Coteaux Bourguignons 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527879
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Bréhat 2012, Ac Côtes De Castillon Bottle Château Bréhat 2012, Ac Côtes De Castillon
Bordeaux, France
348672
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2016, VQA St. David's Bench Bottle Château Des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2016, VQA St. David's Bench
Ontario, Canada
346742
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
981670
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Giovanu Cannonau Di Sardegna 2014, Doc Bottle Giovanu Cannonau Di Sardegna 2014, Doc
Sardinia, Italy
512640
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Château La Croix De Queynac 2015, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château La Croix De Queynac 2015, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
138636
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Perlage Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Perlage Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Delle Venezie
Veneto, Italy
528661
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Western Cape Bottle Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Western Cape
Western Cape, South Africa
480764
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
421941
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Moncontour Vouvray Sec 2015 Bottle Château Moncontour Vouvray Sec 2015
Loire, France
344929
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Croft Reserve Tawny Port, Dop Bottle Croft Reserve Tawny Port, Dop
Douro, Portugal
538983
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$18.95 High
(929)V
Château D'argadens Blanc 2016, Ac Bordeaux Bottle Château D'argadens Blanc 2016, Ac Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
159111
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Gérard Bertrand Fitou 2014, Ap Bottle Gérard Bertrand Fitou 2014, Ap
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
403683
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc 2016, Ac Alsace Bottle Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc 2016, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
224642
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Wakefield Clare Valley Estate Chardonnay 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Clare Valley Estate Chardonnay 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
711556
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Mission Hill 5 Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2016, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Mission Hill 5 Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2016, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
145094
Review added: December 18, 2017
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$16.75 High
(1000+)G
Flat Rock Riesling 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Flat Rock Riesling 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
43281
Review added: December 15, 2017
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$17.95 None
(0)V
The Grange Of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery Traditional Method Brut Rosé 2012, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle The Grange Of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery Traditional Method Brut Rosé 2012, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$35.00 None
(0)
Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
206326
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$30.95 High
(108)V
Benoit Gautier Vouvray Method Traditionelle Bottle Benoit Gautier Vouvray Method Traditionelle
Loire, France
Agent
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$23.55 Shopping_bag
Stéphane & Vincent Perraud Les Cognettes Perle Du Val De Moine Brut, Vin Mousseux De Qualité Methode Traditionelle Bottle Stéphane & Vincent Perraud Les Cognettes Perle Du Val De Moine Brut, Vin Mousseux De Qualité Methode Traditionelle
Loire, France
Agent
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$22.85 None
(0)
Grange Of Prince Edward Sparkling Riesling Limited Edition Release 2014 Bottle Grange Of Prince Edward Sparkling Riesling Limited Edition Release 2014
Ontario, Canada
392746
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$30.00 None
(0)V
Creekside Sauvignon Blanc Backyard Bubbly 2016, VQA Ontario Bottle Creekside Sauvignon Blanc Backyard Bubbly 2016, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
398628
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Parés Baltà Pink Cava, Penedès Bottle Parés Baltà Pink Cava, Penedès
Spain
0
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$21.99 Shopping_bag
Parés Baltà Cava Brut Bottle
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Parés Baltà Cava Brut
Spain
Agent
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$17.99 Shopping_bag
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