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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Piemaggio Chianti Classico Docg Le Fioraie 2013 Bottle Piemaggio Chianti Classico Docg Le Fioraie 2013
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: March 18, 2019
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Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico Docg 2016 Bottle Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico Docg 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: March 18, 2019
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Toraccia Di Presura Il Tarocco Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2013 Bottle Toraccia Di Presura Il Tarocco Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: March 18, 2019
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Symington Altano 2016, Doc Douro Bottle Symington Altano 2016, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
579862
Review added: March 18, 2019
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$13.95 High
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Louis Bernard Vacqueyras 2016, Ap Bottle Louis Bernard Vacqueyras 2016, Ap
Rhone, France
546051
Review added: March 18, 2019
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$24.95 High
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Château Teyssier 2015, Ac Montagne Saint émilion Bottle Château Teyssier 2015, Ac Montagne Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
226035
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Château Magnol Cru Bourgeois 2015, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Château Magnol Cru Bourgeois 2015, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
384271
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$27.95 High
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Monte Bernardi Tzingana Colli Della Toscana Etrusca 2015 Bottle Monte Bernardi Tzingana Colli Della Toscana Etrusca 2015
Tuscany, Italy

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Redstone Limestone Vineyard Sparkling 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Redstone Limestone Vineyard Sparkling 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
12464
Review added: March 13, 2019
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Tawse Cabernet Franc Redfoot Vineyard 2015, Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle Tawse Cabernet Franc Redfoot Vineyard 2015, Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
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