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
(166)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
(692)V
Louis Moreau Chablis Premier Cru Vaulignot 2015 Bottle Louis Moreau Chablis Premier Cru Vaulignot 2015
Burgundy, France
525386
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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
(375)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
(372)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
(186)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
(235)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
(198)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
Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2014, San Antonio Valley Bottle Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2014, San Antonio Valley
San Antonio Valley, Chile
541177
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Il Borro Rosé Del Borro 2016, Igt Toscana Bottle Il Borro Rosé Del Borro 2016, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
539940
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
André Blanck Et Ses Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016, Ac Alsace Bottle André Blanck Et Ses Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
168906
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
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
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2015, Vinho Verde Bottle Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2015, Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
524868
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
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
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Pdo Patras, Peloponnese Bottle Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Pdo Patras, Peloponnese
Peloponnese, Greece
261610
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
97592
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$43.95 High
(1000+)V
Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes Givry 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes Givry 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
527978
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$32.95 High
(770)V
Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County Bottle Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County
California, Usa
529156
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands Bottle Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands
California, Usa
539189
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Charles Baker B Side Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Charles Baker B Side Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
523845
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$22.20 High
(485)V
Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Doc Südtirol   Alto Adige Bottle Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Doc Südtirol Alto Adige
Alto Adige, Italy
528612
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Burgerspital Trocken Silvaner 2016, Qualitätswein, Franken, Estate Btld., Dry Bottle Burgerspital Trocken Silvaner 2016, Qualitätswein, Franken, Estate Btld., Dry
Germany
260273
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Elquí Valley Bottle San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Elquí Valley
Chile
540781
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Bottle Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Marlborough, New Zealand
535765
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Gerald Talmard Chardonnay Mâcon 2016, Ac Bottle Gerald Talmard Chardonnay Mâcon 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
392712
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Andrea Biasiotto Extra Dry Prosecco 2016, Doc Veneto Bottle Andrea Biasiotto Extra Dry Prosecco 2016, Doc Veneto
Veneto, Italy
516559
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley Bottle Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley
Chile
371161
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Claude Boisset Marsannay Blanc 2015, Ac Bottle Jean Claude Boisset Marsannay Blanc 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
522227
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$42.95 High
(261)V
La Pieve Barolo 2013 Bottle La Pieve Barolo 2013
Piedmont, Italy
213132
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Puygueraud 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Francs Bottle Château Puygueraud 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Francs
Bordeaux, France
966382
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes Red 2016, Colchagua Valley Bottle Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes Red 2016, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
541136
Review added: January 11, 2018
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$27.95 High
(332)V
Stolen Identity Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Stolen Identity Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
536797
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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