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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Aliança Dão 2014 Bottle Aliança Dão 2014
Dão, Portugal
548834
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$12.95 None
(0)V
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2016, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2016, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
232439
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$21.95 None
(0)V
Heitlinger White 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Heitlinger White 2016, Qualitätswein
Baden, Germany
546796
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Villa Maria Private Bin Rose 2017, East Coast, New Zealand Bottle Villa Maria Private Bin Rose 2017, East Coast, New Zealand
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
234377
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Domaine Guy Allion Sauvignon 2016, Ac Touraine Bottle Domaine Guy Allion Sauvignon 2016, Ac Touraine
Loire, France
571422
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Trittenheimer Altärchen Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2017, Prädikatswein Bottle Trittenheimer Altärchen Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2017, Prädikatswein
Mosel, Germany
556134
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$15.95 None
(0)V
Mirto Silvio Carta Ricetta Storica (700ml) Bottle Mirto Silvio Carta Ricetta Storica (700ml)
Sardinia, Italy
539775
Review added: April 18, 2018
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$43.95 High
(350)V
Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2017 Bottle Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2017
Western Cape, South Africa
Agent
Review added: April 18, 2018
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$19.95 Shopping_bag
Val D'oca Prosecco Brut Superiore 2017, Valdobbiadene  Bottle Val D'oca Prosecco Brut Superiore 2017, Valdobbiadene
Veneto, Italy
340570
Review added: April 17, 2018
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$18.10 High
(1000+)G
Renieri Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Renieri Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$70.99 None
(0)
Val Di Suga Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg Bottle Val Di Suga Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
713719
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$48.95 None
(0)V
Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy
363028
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$40.75 High
(393)V
Col D'orcia Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Brunello Di Montalcino Bottle Col D'orcia Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Brunello Di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
306852
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$49.95 High
(1000+)V
Croce Di Mezzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Croce Di Mezzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$0.00 None
(0)
Croce Di Mezzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Bottle Croce Di Mezzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$0.00 None
(0)
Podere Le Ripi Brunello Di Montalcino Docg Cielo D’ulisse 2013 Bottle Podere Le Ripi Brunello Di Montalcino Docg Cielo D’ulisse 2013
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$0.00 None
(0)
Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 Bottle Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
154609
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$55.00 None
(0)V
Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 Bottle Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
434696
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$37.00 High
(782)A
Uccelliera Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Brunello Di Montalcino Bottle Uccelliera Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Brunello Di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
0
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$85.00 Shopping_bag
Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 Bottle Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
922054
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$44.95 High
(1000+)V
Talenti Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Talenti Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$76.00 None
(0)
Sesta Di Sopra Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Brunello Di Montalcino Bottle Sesta Di Sopra Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Brunello Di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$0.00 None
(0)
Palazzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Palazzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy
660746
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$72.00 None
(0)V
Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 Bottle Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
WA-39093
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$49.95 Shopping_bag
Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg Bottle Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$114.00 Shopping_bag
Cerbaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg Bottle Cerbaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
652446
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$43.95 High
(235)V
Salvioni Brunello Di Montalcino Docg La Cerbaiola 2013 Bottle Salvioni Brunello Di Montalcino Docg La Cerbaiola 2013
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$0.00 None
(0)
Piancornello Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Piancornello Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy

Review added: April 16, 2018
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$0.00 None
(0)
Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino Docg V.V. 2013 Bottle Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino Docg V.V. 2013
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$171.95 Shopping_bag
Poggio Di Sotto Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 Bottle Poggio Di Sotto Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013
Tuscany, Italy
337774
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$180.00 None
(0)V
Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino Docg Vigna La Casa 2013 Bottle Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino Docg Vigna La Casa 2013
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: April 16, 2018
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$114.95 Shopping_bag
Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2017 Bottle Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2017
South Africa
Agent
Review added: April 12, 2018
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$23.00 Shopping_bag
Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
10421
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Bertrand Ambroise Lettre D'éloïse 2015, Ac Coteaux Bourguignons Bottle Bertrand Ambroise Lettre D'éloïse 2015, Ac Coteaux Bourguignons
Burgundy, France
528000
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Boscarelli Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2013, Doc Bottle Boscarelli Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2013, Doc
Tuscany, Italy
477620
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$39.95 Medium
(17)V
Château Bouscassé Madiran 2013 Bottle Château Bouscassé Madiran 2013
Southwest, France
743385
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Gombaude Guillot Pomerol 2008 Bottle Château Gombaude Guillot Pomerol 2008
Bordeaux, France
552455
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$99.95 High
(348)V
Cline Viognier 2016 Bottle Cline Viognier 2016
California, Usa
128421
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Col D'orcia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Col D'orcia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
306852
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$49.95 None
(0)V
Damilano Barbera D'asti 2015 Bottle Damilano Barbera D'asti 2015
Piedmont, Italy
541771
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Billaud Simon Mont De Milieu Chablis 1er Cru 2014, Ac Bottle Domaine Billaud Simon Mont De Milieu Chablis 1er Cru 2014, Ac
Burgundy, France
373548
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$54.95 High
(285)V
Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Les Clous Meursault 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Les Clous Meursault 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
661322
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$62.95 High
(507)V
Domaine De La Baume Les Mariés Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Domaine De La Baume Les Mariés Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Igp Pays D'oc
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
521997
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Du Petit Métris Clos De La Marche Savennières 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Du Petit Métris Clos De La Marche Savennières 2015, Ac
Loire, France
250571
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$24.95 High
(194)V
Domdechant Werner Hochheimer Riesling Kabinett 2015, Rheingau Bottle Domdechant Werner Hochheimer Riesling Kabinett 2015, Rheingau
Rheingau, Germany
722413
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$19.95 High
(777)V
Giordano Amarama Primitivo Appassimento 2015, Igt Puglia Bottle Giordano Amarama Primitivo Appassimento 2015, Igt Puglia
Puglia, Italy
548925
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$39.95 High
(61)V
Joseph Cattin Hatschbourg Pinot Gris 2015, Ac Alsace Grand Cru Bottle Joseph Cattin Hatschbourg Pinot Gris 2015, Ac Alsace Grand Cru
Alsace, France
260240
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé 2017, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé 2017, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
553073
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Kutjevo Grasevina 2016, Danube Kutjevo Vineyard, Slavonia, Croatia Bottle Kutjevo Grasevina 2016, Danube Kutjevo Vineyard, Slavonia, Croatia
World
519074
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
La Braccesca Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2014, Docg Bottle La Braccesca Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2014, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
566216
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
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