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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Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2004, Ac Bottle Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2004, Ac
Rhone, France
735407
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$52.95 None
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Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2009, Igt Veneto Bottle Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2009, Igt Veneto
Veneto, Italy
958595
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$111.95 None
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Louis Moreau Chablis Premier Cru Vaulignot 2015 Bottle Louis Moreau Chablis Premier Cru Vaulignot 2015
Burgundy, France
525386
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$38.95 None
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Château Pech Redon La Centaurée La Clape 2012, Ac Bottle Château Pech Redon La Centaurée La Clape 2012, Ac
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
530246
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$33.95 None
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Miguel Torres Cordillera De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley Bottle Miguel Torres Cordillera De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley, Chile
541169
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$19.95 None
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Clos Du Caillou Les Safres Châteauneuf Du Pape 2015, Ac Bottle Clos Du Caillou Les Safres Châteauneuf Du Pape 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
525998
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$62.95 None
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Valdivieso Éclat 2010, Dry Farmed, Old Vines Bottle Valdivieso Éclat 2010, Dry Farmed, Old Vines
Maule Valley, Chile
541128
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$29.95 None
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Il Molino Di Grace Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Il Molino Di Grace Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
382945
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$24.95 None
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Luis Felipe Edwards Lfe 900 Single Vineyard Blend 2014, Colchagua Valley Bottle Luis Felipe Edwards Lfe 900 Single Vineyard Blend 2014, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
431809
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Château Bellegrave Du Poujeau 2008, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Château Bellegrave Du Poujeau 2008, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
526921
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Legón Premium 2013, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Legón Premium 2013, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
270645
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$34.95 None
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Anthonij Rupert Wines Optima L'ormarins 2013, Franschhoek Bottle Anthonij Rupert Wines Optima L'ormarins 2013, Franschhoek
Western Cape, South Africa
455915
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$27.95 None
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Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Reserva Cot 2015, Maipo Valley Bottle Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Reserva Cot 2015, Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley, Chile
670547
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$19.95 None
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Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre 2016, Ac
Loire, France
409292
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$23.95 None
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Domaine René Couly Chinon 2014, Ac Bottle Domaine René Couly Chinon 2014, Ac
Loire, France
7286
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$22.95 None
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Tenuta L'impostino Montecucco Rosso 2011, Doc Bottle Tenuta L'impostino Montecucco Rosso 2011, Doc
Tuscany, Italy
519165
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$21.95 None
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Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2014, San Antonio Valley Bottle Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2014, San Antonio Valley
San Antonio Valley, Chile
541177
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Il Borro Rosé Del Borro 2016, Igt Toscana Bottle Il Borro Rosé Del Borro 2016, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
539940
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André Blanck Et Ses Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016, Ac Alsace Bottle André Blanck Et Ses Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
168906
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Powers Columbia Valley Viognier 2016, Talcott Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley Bottle Powers Columbia Valley Viognier 2016, Talcott Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
486993
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$17.95 None
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Vistamar Corte De Campo Coastal Blend 2015, Single Estate, Casablanca Costa Valley Bottle Vistamar Corte De Campo Coastal Blend 2015, Single Estate, Casablanca Costa Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
541003
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$18.95 None
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Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2015, Vinho Verde Bottle Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2015, Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
524868
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Domaine De La Fruitière Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Fruitière Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2015, Ac
Loire, France
451112
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$14.95 None
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Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Pdo Patras, Peloponnese Bottle Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Pdo Patras, Peloponnese
Peloponnese, Greece
261610
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$13.95 None
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Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
97592
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$43.95 None
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