John Szabo, MS

John Szabo, MS
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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 wine columnist for Ricardo, ModaLina, and CityBites Magazines. He writes occasionally for US-based Wine & Spirits Magazine, and has published in dozens of other magazines and newspapers. 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 next book, Volcanic Wines, Salt, Grit and Power, is due out September 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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Torres Perpetual 2013 Bottle Torres Perpetual 2013
Priorat, Spain
265710
Review added: July 28, 2016
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$49.95 None
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Colli Di Lapio Fiano Di Avellino 2014, Docg Campania Bottle Colli Di Lapio Fiano Di Avellino 2014, Docg Campania
Italy
455253
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$30.95 None
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Lazzeretti Brunello Di Montalcino 2008 Bottle Lazzeretti Brunello Di Montalcino 2008
Tuscany, Italy
318352
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$46.95 None
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Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2011 Bottle Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2011
Piedmont, Italy
454488
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$46.95 None
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De Castelnau Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2002, Ac Bottle De Castelnau Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2002, Ac
Champagne, France
439315
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$75.95 None
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Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Quinta Del Mar Pinot Noir 2012, San Luis Obispo County Bottle Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Quinta Del Mar Pinot Noir 2012, San Luis Obispo County
California, Usa
456715
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$58.95 None
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Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 Bottle Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014
Marlborough, New Zealand
598813
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$44.95 None
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Sanford Chardonnay 2012, Santa Rita Hills Bottle Sanford Chardonnay 2012, Santa Rita Hills
California, Usa
956003
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$30.95 None
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Kloof Street Red 2014 Bottle Kloof Street Red 2014
Western Cape, South Africa
460964
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$19.95 None
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Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2012, Wo Elgin Bottle Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2012, Wo Elgin
Elgin, South Africa
146423
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$15.95 None
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