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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Blue Mountain Reserve Brut R D 2009, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Blue Mountain Reserve Brut R D 2009, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: December 07, 2017
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Rosehall Run Stardust Brut Cuvée 2011, Prince Edward County Bottle Rosehall Run Stardust Brut Cuvée 2011, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$49.95 Shopping_bag
Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Brut 2014, Okanagan Valley Bottle Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Brut 2014, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: December 07, 2017
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$34.70 Shopping_bag
Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Bottle Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
California, Usa
292151
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$20.95 High
(1000+)G
Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Bottle Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
California, Usa
232371
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$34.95 High
(1000+)E
Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
407114
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$100.00 Low
(5)V
Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2016, Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Bottle Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2016, Cerasuolo Di Vittoria
Sicily, Italy
154988
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$25.99 Shopping_bag
Pardevalles Albarín Blanc 2016, Tierra De Leone Bottle Pardevalles Albarín Blanc 2016, Tierra De Leone
Spain
Agent
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$21.95 None
(0)
Aphros Loureiro 2015, Doc Vinho Verde Bottle Aphros Loureiro 2015, Doc Vinho Verde
Douro, Portugal
Agent
Review added: December 07, 2017
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Château Haut Grelot 2016, Blaye   Cotes De Bordeaux Bottle Château Haut Grelot 2016, Blaye Cotes De Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
Agent
Review added: December 05, 2017
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$16.95 None
(0)
Beau’s New Lang Syne Belgian Tripel, Ontario Bottle Beau’s New Lang Syne Belgian Tripel, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
448621
Review added: December 03, 2017
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$16.00 High
(1000+)G
Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
370361
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge 2013 Bottle Domaine Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge 2013
Rhone, France

Review added: November 29, 2017
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$267.00 None
(0)
Domaine Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2013 Bottle Domaine Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2013
Rhone, France
387274
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$245.00 None
(0)V
Wines Of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Washington Bottle Wines Of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Washington
Washington, Usa
419770
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$23.95 High
(568)V
Silk & Spice Red 2016 Bottle Silk & Spice Red 2016
Portugal
533307
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$12.95 High
(1000+)G
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve 2016 Bottle Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve 2016
California, Usa
369686
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)E
Ornellaia 2014, Doc Bolgheri Superiore Bottle Ornellaia 2014, Doc Bolgheri Superiore
Tuscany, Italy
722470
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$199.95 High
(784)V
Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2014, Bolgheri Bottle Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2014, Bolgheri
Tuscany, Italy
986380
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$109.95 High
(552)V
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Champagne 2008, Ac Bottle Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Champagne 2008, Ac
Champagne, France
69773
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$92.95 High
(723)V
Larmandier Bernier Longitude Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru Champagne, Ac Bottle Larmandier Bernier Longitude Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru Champagne, Ac
Champagne, France
514737
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$75.95 High
(605)V
Louis Brochet Hbh 1er Cru Champagne 2002, Ac Bottle Louis Brochet Hbh 1er Cru Champagne 2002, Ac
Champagne, France
385815
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$69.95 Low
(2)V
Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Bottle Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
California, Usa
189795
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$114.95 High
(190)V
Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley Bottle Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley
California, Usa
291914
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$72.95 High
(958)V
Faustino I Gran Reserva 1994 Bottle Faustino I Gran Reserva 1994
Rioja, Spain
929489
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$68.95 High
(488)V
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