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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Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2016, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2016, Igp Pays D'oc
Unknown, World
147975
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Château L'argenteyre 2015, Ac Médoc Bottle Château L'argenteyre 2015, Ac Médoc
Bordeaux, France
632976
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
La Loggia Uvario Rosso Toscano 2016, Igt Bottle La Loggia Uvario Rosso Toscano 2016, Igt
Tuscany, Italy
575027
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Geiler Brut Crémant D'alsace, Traditional Method, Ac, Alsace, France Bottle Jean Geiler Brut Crémant D'alsace, Traditional Method, Ac, Alsace, France
Alsace, France
624783
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2016, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2016, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
630756
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Esterházy Estoras Grüner Veltliner 2016, Burgenland Bottle Esterházy Estoras Grüner Veltliner 2016, Burgenland
Austria
568543
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Sinergia Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Do Valencia Bottle Sinergia Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Do Valencia
Spain
629519
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Messer Del Fauno Nero D'avola 2017, Igt Terre Siciliane Bottle Messer Del Fauno Nero D'avola 2017, Igt Terre Siciliane
Sicily, Italy
538132
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$14.95 High
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Château Corbin 2015, Ac St Emilion Grand Cru Classé Bottle Château Corbin 2015, Ac St Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Bordeaux, France
630020
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
412189
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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