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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Potel Aviron Vieilles Vignes Moulin À Vent 2015, Ac Bottle Potel Aviron Vieilles Vignes Moulin À Vent 2015, Ac
Beaujolais, France
368134
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay 2016, Oregon Bottle A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay 2016, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
269258
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$22.95 High
(852)V
Domaine Matabrune Bourgueil 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Matabrune Bourgueil 2015, Ac
Loire, France
196865
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$18.95 High
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Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese/Colorino 2014, Doc Rosso Di Torgiano Bottle Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese/Colorino 2014, Doc Rosso Di Torgiano
Umbria, Italy
368548
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
68015
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Château De Berne Terres De Berne Rosé 2017, Ac Côtes De Provence Bottle Château De Berne Terres De Berne Rosé 2017, Ac Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
278861
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Bench Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016, Sonoma Coast Bottle Bench Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa
548735
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
96016
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$24.95 High
(889)V
Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Rosso 2015, Doc Bottle Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Rosso 2015, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
542688
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2017, Ap Costières De Nîmes Bottle Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2017, Ap Costières De Nîmes
Rhone, France
950576
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$16.95 High
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