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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Suertes Del Marquès La Solana 2017, Valle De La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands Bottle Suertes Del Marquès La Solana 2017, Valle De La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Spain
0
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Karas Red 2017, Armenia Bottle Karas Red 2017, Armenia
World
492751
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Inniskillin Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2017, Niagara Peninsula (375ml) Bottle
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Inniskillin Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2017, Niagara Peninsula (375ml)
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$124.95 Shopping_bag
Inniskillin Sparkling Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml) Bottle
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Inniskillin Sparkling Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml)
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$119.95 Shopping_bag
Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml) Bottle Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml)
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$99.95 Shopping_bag
Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine 2017, Charmat Method, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml) Bottle Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine 2017, Charmat Method, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml)
Ontario, Canada
560376
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$75.95 None
(0)V
Inniskillin Discovery Series Botrytis Affected Viognier 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml) Bottle Inniskillin Discovery Series Botrytis Affected Viognier 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula (375ml)
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$44.95 Shopping_bag
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Late Autumn Riesling 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Inniskillin Niagara Estate Late Autumn Riesling 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
219543
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
Inniskillin Niagara Reserve Cabernet Franc 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Inniskillin Niagara Reserve Cabernet Franc 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$25.95 Shopping_bag
Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$30.95 Shopping_bag
Inniskillin Varietal Series Pinot Noir 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Inniskillin Varietal Series Pinot Noir 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
261099
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
Inniskillin Reserve Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Inniskillin Reserve Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
383562
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$20.95 None
(0)V
Inniskillin P3 Discovery Series Reserve 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Inniskillin P3 Discovery Series Reserve 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 14, 2019
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$20.95 Shopping_bag
Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018, Igp Pays D'oc
Languedoc, France
147975
Review added: November 13, 2019
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$14.95 High
(124)V
Campos De Celtas Albariño 2018 Bottle Campos De Celtas Albariño 2018
Rias Baixas, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 08, 2019
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$24.86 Shopping_bag
Costers Del Priorat Petit Pissarres 2017 Bottle Costers Del Priorat Petit Pissarres 2017
Priorat, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$42.00 Shopping_bag
Juan Carlos Sancha Ad Libitum Tinto 2018 Bottle Juan Carlos Sancha Ad Libitum Tinto 2018
Rioja, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$34.10 Shopping_bag
Costers Del Sió Bosc Silverstre 2018 Bottle Costers Del Sió Bosc Silverstre 2018
Costers Del Segre, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$38.42 Shopping_bag
Costers Del Sió La Boscana Tinto 2018 Bottle Costers Del Sió La Boscana Tinto 2018
Costers Del Segre, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$28.25 Shopping_bag
Juan Carlos Sancha Ad Libitum Blanco 2018 Bottle Juan Carlos Sancha Ad Libitum Blanco 2018
Rioja, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$39.55 Shopping_bag
Costers Del Sió La Boscana Blanco 2018 Bottle Costers Del Sió La Boscana Blanco 2018
Costers Del Segre, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$28.25 Shopping_bag
Les Vignerons De Buzet Chateau De Gueyze 2016, Buzet Bottle Les Vignerons De Buzet Chateau De Gueyze 2016, Buzet
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Del Rio Claret Reserve Red Blend 2016, Rogue Valley Bottle Del Rio Claret Reserve Red Blend 2016, Rogue Valley
Oregon, Usa
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$29.72 Shopping_bag
Del Rio Merlot 2016, Rouge Valley Bottle Del Rio Merlot 2016, Rouge Valley
Oregon, Usa
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$30.65 Shopping_bag
Chateau Méjean 2015, Graves Bottle Chateau Méjean 2015, Graves
Bordeaux, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$31.98 Shopping_bag
M. De Ligny La Closeraie Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle M. De Ligny La Closeraie Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018
Burgundy, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$27.26 Shopping_bag
Maison Roche De Bellene Bellenos Cuvée Terroir 2018 Bottle Maison Roche De Bellene Bellenos Cuvée Terroir 2018
Burgundy, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$22.74 Shopping_bag
Domaine Frédéric Lambert Poulsard 2018, Côtes Du Jura Bottle Domaine Frédéric Lambert Poulsard 2018, Côtes Du Jura
Jura, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$30.65 Shopping_bag
Domaine De La Jobeline Chardonnay 2018, Mâcon Villages Bottle Domaine De La Jobeline Chardonnay 2018, Mâcon Villages
Burgundy, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$30.85 Shopping_bag
Maison Valdesay Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018 Bottle Maison Valdesay Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018
Burgundy, France
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Winery Of Good Hope Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 Bottle Winery Of Good Hope Unoaked Chardonnay 2019
Western Cape, South Africa
Agent
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$18.22 Shopping_bag
Bodegas Peique Luis Peique Mencia Bierzo 2012 Bottle Bodegas Peique Luis Peique Mencia Bierzo 2012
Bierzo, Spain
537729
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$78.10 Medium
(27)G
Trossos Tros Negre 2013 Bottle Trossos Tros Negre 2013
Montsant, Spain
408798
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$87.85 Medium
(12)G
Bodega Joaquin Fernandes Finca Los Frutales Garnacha 2014, D.O. Sierras De Malaga Bottle Bodega Joaquin Fernandes Finca Los Frutales Garnacha 2014, D.O. Sierras De Malaga
Spain
527167
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$46.10 Low
(6)G
Sao Del Coster Pim Pam Poom 2017 Bottle Sao Del Coster Pim Pam Poom 2017
Priorat, Spain
806562
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$41.35 Low
(6)G
Luberri Cepas Viejas V De Pago 2015 Bottle Luberri Cepas Viejas V De Pago 2015
Rioja, Spain
581438
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$81.20 Medium
(16)G
Luberri Monje Amestoy Reserva 2014 Bottle Luberri Monje Amestoy Reserva 2014
Rioja, Spain
581487
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$39.25 Medium
(26)G
Hilvan Crianza 2015 Bottle Hilvan Crianza 2015
Rioja, Spain
517663
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$31.00 Low
(5)G
Luberri Biga Crianza 2015 Bottle Luberri Biga Crianza 2015
Rioja, Spain
581404
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$25.30 Low
(6)G
Puente Del Ea Eridano Reserva Selección Especial 2014 Bottle Puente Del Ea Eridano Reserva Selección Especial 2014
Rioja, Spain
887794
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$24.10 None
(0)G
Luberri Seis De Luberri Media Crianza 2016 Bottle Luberri Seis De Luberri Media Crianza 2016
Rioja, Spain
581461
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$22.85 Low
(4)G
Luberri Joven Tinto 2017 Bottle Luberri Joven Tinto 2017
Rioja, Spain
581370
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$20.75 None
(0)G
Convey 2016 Bottle Convey 2016
Priorat, Spain
598432
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$23.65 None
(0)G
Altos De Inurrieta Reserva 2015 Bottle Altos De Inurrieta Reserva 2015
Navarra, Spain
458678
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$25.45 Low
(10)G
Alonso Del Yerro Paydos 2014 Bottle Alonso Del Yerro Paydos 2014
Toro, Spain
397752
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$29.95 High
(132)V
Terraprima Negre 2014, Do Penedès, Massís Del Garraf Bottle Terraprima Negre 2014, Do Penedès, Massís Del Garraf
Penedès, Spain
569821
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$21.65 Low
(9)G
Benito Santos Mencia 2017, Do Monterrei Bottle Benito Santos Mencia 2017, Do Monterrei
Spain
557792
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$21.10 None
(0)G
Ladron De Lunas Crianza Bobal 2015 Bottle Ladron De Lunas Crianza Bobal 2015
Utiel-Requena, Spain
622745
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$18.55 Medium
(22)G
Enate Tapas 2016, Do Somontano Bottle Enate Tapas 2016, Do Somontano
Spain
374792
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$13.60 Low
(5)G
Gran Caus Rosat 2016 Bottle Gran Caus Rosat 2016
Penedès, Spain
569797
Review added: November 05, 2019
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$26.40 Low
(5)G
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