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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Beau Bonhomme Monastrell 2015 Bottle Beau Bonhomme Monastrell 2015
Jumilla, Spain
528042
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$14.00 High
(1000+)G
Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs Vintage Brut Champagne 2006 Bottle Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs Vintage Brut Champagne 2006
Champagne, France
55277
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$205.95 None
(0)V
Southbrook Triomphe Gamay Laundry Vineyard 2016, Vinemount Ridge Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Gamay Laundry Vineyard 2016, Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$21.75 Shopping_bag
Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2015, Docg Tuscany Bottle Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2015, Docg Tuscany
Tuscany, Italy
219808
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)G
Il Viziato Vino Rosso The Spoiled One Bottle Il Viziato Vino Rosso The Spoiled One
Italy
519843
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
Honoro Vera Rueda 2016 Bottle Honoro Vera Rueda 2016
Rueda, Spain
533224
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$13.20 High
(1000+)G
Southbrook Triomphe Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
10359
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2016, Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2016, Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
agent
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: January 18, 2018
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$24.75 Shopping_bag
Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2004, Ac Bottle Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2004, Ac
Rhone, France
735407
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$62.95 High
(95)V
Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2009, Igt Veneto Bottle Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2009, Igt Veneto
Veneto, Italy
958595
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$111.95 High
(798)V
Louis Moreau Chablis Premier Cru Vaulignot 2015 Bottle Louis Moreau Chablis Premier Cru Vaulignot 2015
Burgundy, France
525386
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$38.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Pech Redon La Centaurée La Clape 2012, Ac Bottle Château Pech Redon La Centaurée La Clape 2012, Ac
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
530246
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$33.95 High
(508)V
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
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Clos Du Caillou Les Safres Châteauneuf Du Pape 2015, Ac Bottle Clos Du Caillou Les Safres Châteauneuf Du Pape 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
525998
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$62.95 High
(512)V
Valdivieso Éclat 2010, Dry Farmed, Old Vines Bottle Valdivieso Éclat 2010, Dry Farmed, Old Vines
Maule Valley, Chile
541128
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$29.95 High
(211)V
Il Molino Di Grace Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Il Molino Di Grace Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
382945
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
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
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Bellegrave Du Poujeau 2008, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Château Bellegrave Du Poujeau 2008, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
526921
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$38.95 High
(1000+)V
Legón Premium 2013, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Legón Premium 2013, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
270645
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$34.95 High
(315)V
Anthonij Rupert Wines Optima L'ormarins 2013, Franschhoek Bottle Anthonij Rupert Wines Optima L'ormarins 2013, Franschhoek
Western Cape, South Africa
455915
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$27.95 High
(232)V
Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Reserva Cot 2015, Maipo Valley Bottle Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Reserva Cot 2015, Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley, Chile
670547
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre 2016, Ac
Loire, France
409292
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine René Couly Chinon 2014, Ac Bottle Domaine René Couly Chinon 2014, Ac
Loire, France
7286
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Tenuta L'impostino Montecucco Rosso 2011, Doc Bottle Tenuta L'impostino Montecucco Rosso 2011, Doc
Tuscany, Italy
519165
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
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