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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Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016
Chile
541151
Review added: January 10, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
Agent
Review added: January 10, 2018
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Quinta Do Vallado A.B.F. Very Rare Old Port 1888, Douro Valley Bottle Quinta Do Vallado A.B.F. Very Rare Old Port 1888, Douro Valley
Douro, Portugal
0
Review added: December 29, 2017
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$1.00 Shopping_bag
Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Váradi Furmint 2016, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Váradi Furmint 2016, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Tarányi Rajnai Rizling 2016, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Badacsonyi Tarányi Rajnai Rizling 2016, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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Gilvesy Pincészet Mogyorós Sauvignon Blanc Szent György Hegy 2016, Balatoni Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Mogyorós Sauvignon Blanc Szent György Hegy 2016, Balatoni
Hungary
0
Review added: December 23, 2017
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Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016, St. Urban Vineyard, VQA Niagara Escarpment Bottle Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016, St. Urban Vineyard, VQA Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
38117
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
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La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
642561
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$61.95 High
(907)V
Domaine Lafage Cayrol Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2014, Igp Côtes Catalanes Bottle Domaine Lafage Cayrol Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2014, Igp Côtes Catalanes
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
494039
Review added: December 19, 2017
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Alvear Cream Sherry, Do Montilla Moriles Bottle Alvear Cream Sherry, Do Montilla Moriles
Spain
515791
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$16.95 High
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