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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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
(105)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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Parés Baltà Cava Brut Bottle
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Parés Baltà Cava Brut
Spain
Agent
Review added: December 11, 2017
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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava Bottle
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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
Spain
216945
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$14.75 High
(1000+)G
Freixenet Carta Nevada Cava, Do Cava Bottle Freixenet Carta Nevada Cava, Do Cava
Spain
216887
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$12.95 High
(1000+)G
Paladin Prosecco Frizzante Brut, Prosecco Doc Bottle Paladin Prosecco Frizzante Brut, Prosecco Doc
Veneto, Italy
Agent
Review added: December 10, 2017
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$19.00 None
(0)
Mionetto Prestige Prosecco Brut, Treviso  Bottle Mionetto Prestige Prosecco Brut, Treviso
Veneto, Italy
483339
Review added: December 10, 2017
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Henkell Rose, Rheinhessen Bottle
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Henkell Rose, Rheinhessen
Germany
203125
Review added: December 10, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)G
Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio Bottle Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio
California, Usa
216952
Review added: December 10, 2017
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$14.50 High
(1000+)G
Henkell Trocken Fine Sekt Dry Bottle
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Henkell Trocken Fine Sekt Dry
Germany
122689
Review added: December 10, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)G
Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut Bottle
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Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut
Hungary
619288
Review added: December 10, 2017
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$12.95 High
(1000+)G
Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old Bottle Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old
Champagne, France
507889
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$123.00 Medium
(24)V
Redstone Sparkling Rosé 2015, Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle
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Redstone Sparkling Rosé 2015, Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
10623
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Tawse Spark Rose Quarry Road Vineyard 2015, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Tawse Spark Rose Quarry Road Vineyard 2015, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
WA-23058
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Tawse Spark Rose Quarry Road Vineyard 2009, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Tawse Spark Rose Quarry Road Vineyard 2009, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
WA-23058
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Blue Mountain Brut Rose R.D. 2013, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Blue Mountain Brut Rose R.D. 2013, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: December 07, 2017
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$33.00 Shopping_bag
Benjamin Bridge Nv Rosé Méthode Classique Bottle Benjamin Bridge Nv Rosé Méthode Classique
Nova Scotia, Canada
Winery
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Unsworth Charme De L'ile, Vancouver Island Bottle
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Unsworth Charme De L'ile, Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada
7405
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$23.00 Shopping_bag
Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage 2009, Champagne Bottle Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage 2009, Champagne
Champagne, France
280461
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$231.95 High
(1000+)E
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