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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Matthias Et Émile Roblin Origine Sancerre 2016, Ac Bottle Matthias Et Émile Roblin Origine Sancerre 2016, Ac
Loire, France
556548
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$33.95 High
(1000+)V
Pighin Pinot Grigio 2017, Doc Friuli, Grave Bottle Pighin Pinot Grigio 2017, Doc Friuli, Grave
Friuli, Italy
987545
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Poseidon Vineyard Estate Chardonnay 2015, Carneros, Napa Valley Bottle Poseidon Vineyard Estate Chardonnay 2015, Carneros, Napa Valley
California, Usa
544957
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
Prunotto Barolo 2013, Docg Bottle Prunotto Barolo 2013, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
928721
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$41.95 High
(1000+)V
Vincent Raimbault Bel Air Vouvray 2014, Ac Bottle Vincent Raimbault Bel Air Vouvray 2014, Ac
Loire, France
205468
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 Bottle Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Oregon, Usa
275735
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$42.95 High
(892)V
Roux Père & Fils Beaurepaire Santenay 1er Cru 2015, Ac Côte De Beaune Bottle Roux Père & Fils Beaurepaire Santenay 1er Cru 2015, Ac Côte De Beaune
Burgundy, France
527994
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$54.95 High
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Silenus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley Bottle Silenus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley
California, Usa
422394
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$69.95 High
(1000+)V
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
943472
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$118.95 High
(561)V
Tenuta Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2016, Doc Alto Adige Bottle Tenuta Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2016, Doc Alto Adige
Alto Adige, Italy
473843
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$29.95 High
(342)V
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