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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Castello Di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Castello Di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
994608
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Fattoria La Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2015 Bottle Fattoria La Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2015
Tuscany, Italy
455659
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Terres Secrètes La Roche Vineuse Mâcon 2015, Ac Bottle Terres Secrètes La Roche Vineuse Mâcon 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
522193
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
St Hubertus Riesling 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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St Hubertus Riesling 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
544072
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$17.95 High
(1000+)W
Aydie L'origine Madiran 2014, Ac Bottle Aydie L'origine Madiran 2014, Ac
Southwest, France
343566
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Abad Dom Bueno Godello 2015, Do Bierzo Bottle Abad Dom Bueno Godello 2015, Do Bierzo
Bierzo, Spain
154302
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Leeuwenkuil Shiraz 2016, Swartland Bottle Leeuwenkuil Shiraz 2016, Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
536631
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Moniack Mead, United Kingdom Bottle Moniack Mead, United Kingdom
England, World
987263
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Albert Bichot Roche Granit Julienas 2015, Ac Bottle Albert Bichot Roche Granit Julienas 2015, Ac
Beaujolais, France
527010
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc 2016, North Coast Bottle Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc 2016, North Coast
California, Usa
420968
Review added: December 19, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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