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.

www.JohnSzabo.com

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Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
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Review added: May 25, 2016
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La Posta Fazzio Malbec 2014 Bottle La Posta Fazzio Malbec 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
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Review added: May 25, 2016
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La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2014 Bottle La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2014
California, Usa
158683
Review added: May 25, 2016
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Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay 2013, Atalayas Vineyard, Casablanca Valley Bottle Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay 2013, Atalayas Vineyard, Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
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Review added: May 25, 2016
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$24.95 None
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Tinhorn Pinot Noir Oldfield Series 2012, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Tinhorn Pinot Noir Oldfield Series 2012, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: May 23, 2016
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$29.99 None
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Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley Bottle Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
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Pieropan Soave Classico 2015, Doc Bottle Pieropan Soave Classico 2015, Doc
Veneto, Italy
946848
Review added: May 21, 2016
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Monte Do Enforcado 2013, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Monte Do Enforcado 2013, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Alentejo, Portugal
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Conde De Serpa 2014, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Conde De Serpa 2014, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Alentejo, Portugal
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A. Henriques 2011 Bottle A. Henriques 2011
Bairrada, Portugal
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