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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Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2017, Beamsville Bench Bottle
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Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2017, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
68817
Review added: June 27, 2019
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Queylus Chardonnay Reserve Du Domaine 2017, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Domaine Queylus Chardonnay Reserve Du Domaine 2017, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
Agent
Review added: June 27, 2019
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$34.95 Shopping_bag
CedarCreek Platinum Sauvignon Blanc Border Vista 2018, Okanagan Valley Bottle CedarCreek Platinum Sauvignon Blanc Border Vista 2018, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$33.70 Shopping_bag
M Minuty Rosé 2018, Ap Côtes De Provence Bottle M Minuty Rosé 2018, Ap Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
575316
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Gérard Bertrand Hampton Water Rosé 2018, Ap Languedoc Bottle Gérard Bertrand Hampton Water Rosé 2018, Ap Languedoc
Languedoc, France
667337
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Southbrook Poetica Chardonnay 2016, VQA Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Poetica Chardonnay 2016, VQA Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$70.00 Shopping_bag
Stratus Chardonnay   Unfiltered Bottled With Lees 2017, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Stratus Chardonnay Unfiltered Bottled With Lees 2017, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$48.00 Shopping_bag
The Farm Unmarked Chardonnay 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Farm Unmarked Chardonnay 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$22.00 Shopping_bag
Leaning Post The Fifty Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Leaning Post The Fifty Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
578864
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$21.95 High
(395)V
Trius Showcase Blanc De Blancs Bottle Trius Showcase Blanc De Blancs
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 26, 2019
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