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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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
(1000+)V
Stéphane Aviron Vieilles Vignes Chénas 2014, Ac Bottle Stéphane Aviron Vieilles Vignes Chénas 2014, Ac
Beaujolais, France
526855
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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
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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
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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
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$14.95 High
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Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Bottle Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Chile
337238
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$22.95 High
(1000+)E
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