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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Abbadia Ardenga Vigna Piaggia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Abbadia Ardenga Vigna Piaggia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
437525
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$75.95 None
(0)V
Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
626325
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$47.95 High
(363)V
Miraval Rosé 2017, Ap Côtes De Provence Bottle Miraval Rosé 2017, Ap Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
342584
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$23.95 High
(167)V
Creekside Marianne Hill Riesling 2016, Marianne Hill Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Creekside Marianne Hill Riesling 2016, Marianne Hill Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
443572
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$21.95 None
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Casar De Burbia Mencía 2014, Do Bierzo Bottle Casar De Burbia Mencía 2014, Do Bierzo
Bierzo, Spain
392530
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
9167
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
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Pierre Sparr Mambourg Gewurztraminer 2015, Ac Alsace Grand Cru Bottle Pierre Sparr Mambourg Gewurztraminer 2015, Ac Alsace Grand Cru
Alsace, France
915157
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$26.95 None
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Vignerons De Buxy Buissonnier Montagny 2016, Ac Bottle Vignerons De Buxy Buissonnier Montagny 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
556084
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$23.95 None
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Tenuta Di Renieri Chianti Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Tenuta Di Renieri Chianti Classico 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
540849
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$22.95 None
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Ramirez De La Piscina Crianza 2013, Doca Rioja Bottle Ramirez De La Piscina Crianza 2013, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
383018
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$16.95 None
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