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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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf Du Pape 2015 Bottle Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf Du Pape 2015
Rhone, France
700922
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$65.95 High
(290)V
Castello Di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Castello Di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
418897
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$50.95 High
(1000+)V
Terralsole Vigna Pian Bossolino Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Docg Bottle Terralsole Vigna Pian Bossolino Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
515775
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$100.95 High
(713)V
Ruinart Brut Champagne, Ac Bottle Ruinart Brut Champagne, Ac
Champagne, France
189878
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$86.95 High
(124)V
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015 Bottle Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015
California, Usa
200808
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$64.95 High
(380)V
Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
343038
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$58.95 High
(291)V
Nicolas Feuillatte Vintage Brut Champagne 2008 Bottle Nicolas Feuillatte Vintage Brut Champagne 2008
Champagne, France
240085
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$56.95 Medium
(41)V
Gianni Gagliardo Barolo 2012 Bottle Gianni Gagliardo Barolo 2012
Piedmont, Italy
713602
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$54.95 None
(0)V
Domaine De La Motte Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Motte Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
524306
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$42.95 High
(930)V
Elderton Ode To Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Merlot 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Elderton Ode To Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Merlot 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
976423
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$39.95 High
(469)V
Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
627844
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Studert Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2016 Bottle Studert Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2016
Mosel, Germany
912659
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$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
708982
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$79.95 High
(421)V
Roco Marsh Estate Pinot Noir 2014, Yamhill Carlton District, Willamette Valley Bottle Roco Marsh Estate Pinot Noir 2014, Yamhill Carlton District, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
521161
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$57.95 High
(123)V
Ascheri Barolo 2012, Docg Bottle Ascheri Barolo 2012, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
496851
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$49.95 High
(523)V
Maison Ambroise Saint Romain 2013, Ac Bottle Maison Ambroise Saint Romain 2013, Ac
Burgundy, France
522185
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$44.95 High
(884)V
Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2014, Chianti Classico Bottle Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2014, Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
512384
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$42.95 High
(534)V
Tardieu Laurent Vieilles Vignes Vacqueyras 2015, Ac Bottle Tardieu Laurent Vieilles Vignes Vacqueyras 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
526657
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$39.95 High
(380)V
Château La Fleur Pourret 2010, Ac Saint émilion Grand Cru Bottle Château La Fleur Pourret 2010, Ac Saint émilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux, France
455667
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$39.95 Medium
(36)V
Cave De Turckheim Hengst Pinot Gris 2012, Ac Alsace Grand Cru Bottle Cave De Turckheim Hengst Pinot Gris 2012, Ac Alsace Grand Cru
Alsace, France
522201
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$35.95 High
(899)V
Jean Max Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes 2016, Sancerre Bottle Jean Max Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes 2016, Sancerre
Loire, France
65573
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$27.95 High
(301)V
Royal Tokaji Late Harvest Tokaji 2015, Tokaj Hegyalja (500ml) Bottle Royal Tokaji Late Harvest Tokaji 2015, Tokaj Hegyalja (500ml)
Hungary
517375
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$19.95 High
(368)V
Beringer Quantum 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Beringer Quantum 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
362400
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$79.95 High
(397)V
John's Blend Individual Selection No. 35 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Langhorne Creek, South Australia Bottle John's Blend Individual Selection No. 35 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
927640
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$39.95 High
(368)V
Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County Bottle Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County
California, Usa
186171
Review added: November 29, 2017
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$36.95 High
(434)V
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