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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Pol Roger Vintage Extra Cuvee De Reserve Brut Champagne 2008, Ac Bottle Pol Roger Vintage Extra Cuvee De Reserve Brut Champagne 2008, Ac
Champagne, France
411793
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$96.95 High
(325)V
Cascina Chicco Ginestra Riserva Barolo 2010, Docg Bottle Cascina Chicco Ginestra Riserva Barolo 2010, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
551853
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$92.00 High
(141)V
Rex Hill Jacob Hart Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley Bottle Rex Hill Jacob Hart Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
562926
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$89.95 High
(85)V
Château Cantemerle 2011, 5e Cru, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Château Cantemerle 2011, 5e Cru, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
920561
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$74.95 High
(672)V
Flowers Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast Bottle Flowers Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa
215210
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$59.95 High
(431)V
Hidden Bench Rosomel Vineyard Fumé Blanc 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Hidden Bench Rosomel Vineyard Fumé Blanc 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
68825
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$29.95 High
(729)V
Ringbolt 21 Barriques Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Margaret River Bottle Ringbolt 21 Barriques Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Margaret River
Western Australia, Australia
367870
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$44.95 High
(176)V
Hervé Azo Vau De Vey Chablis 1er Cru 2015 Bottle Hervé Azo Vau De Vey Chablis 1er Cru 2015
Burgundy, France
240655
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$42.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Besancenot Cent Vignes Beaune 1er Cru 2014, Ap Bottle Domaine Besancenot Cent Vignes Beaune 1er Cru 2014, Ap
Burgundy, France
545764
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$55.95 High
(364)V
Aléofane Natacha Chave Crozes Hermitage 2015, Ap Bottle Aléofane Natacha Chave Crozes Hermitage 2015, Ap
Rhone, France
530691
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$36.95 High
(227)V
Bourillon Dorléans La Coulée D'argent Sec Vouvray 2015, Ac Bottle Bourillon Dorléans La Coulée D'argent Sec Vouvray 2015, Ac
Loire, France
541532
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$30.95 High
(1000+)V
Poulleau Père & Fils Les Mondes Rondes Côte De Beaune 2013, Ac Bottle Poulleau Père & Fils Les Mondes Rondes Côte De Beaune 2013, Ac
Burgundy, France
69518
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$38.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Du Chatelard Cuvée Les Roches Morgon 2015, Ac Bottle Château Du Chatelard Cuvée Les Roches Morgon 2015, Ac
Beaujolais, France
558528
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$24.95 High
(223)V
Chivite Las Fincas Vino De La Tierra Rosado 2017, Igp Vino De La Tierra 3 Riberas Bottle Chivite Las Fincas Vino De La Tierra Rosado 2017, Igp Vino De La Tierra 3 Riberas
Navarra, Spain
556308
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Dievole Chianti Classico 2014, Docg Bottle Dievole Chianti Classico 2014, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
444448
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Pelissero Munfrina Dolcetto D'alba 2015, Doc Bottle Pelissero Munfrina Dolcetto D'alba 2015, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
541797
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Marsac Seguineau Margaux 2014 Bottle Château Marsac Seguineau Margaux 2014
Bordeaux, France
526863
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$42.95 High
(1000+)G
Osoyoos Larose Pétales D'osoyoos Red 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Osoyoos Larose Pétales D'osoyoos Red 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
276741
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$28.95 High
(919)V
Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
350108
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$28.95 High
(311)V
Pike Road Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Pike Road Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
547695
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$26.95 High
(965)V
Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett 2016, Qmp, Piesporter Bottle Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett 2016, Qmp, Piesporter
Mosel, Germany
727461
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
René Muré Riesling Signature 2014 Bottle René Muré Riesling Signature 2014
Alsace, France
538421
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Marchesi Di Barolo Gavi Di Gavi 2016, Docg Bottle Marchesi Di Barolo Gavi Di Gavi 2016, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
155382
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Parfum De Schistes Faugères 2016, Ap Bottle Parfum De Schistes Faugères 2016, Ap
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
538025
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Closerie Des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligoté 2016, Ac Bottle Closerie Des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligoté 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
557728
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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