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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Lange Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley Bottle Lange Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
367359
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
11252
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
709303
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$33.95 High
(1000+)V
Duckhorn Merlot 2016, Napa Valley Bottle Duckhorn Merlot 2016, Napa Valley
California, Usa
992529
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$69.95 High
(1000+)V
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
231282
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
343038
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$57.95 High
(923)V
Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Estate Blanc De Blanc 2014, Traditional Method, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario Bottle
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Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Estate Blanc De Blanc 2014, Traditional Method, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
315200
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$49.00 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2017, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2017, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
(0)
Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
(0)
Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Tradition 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Rouge
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2013, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2018, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
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Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc Bottle Domaine Clos Du Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Charly" 2015, Bourgogne Coulanges La Vineuse Blanc
Burgundy, France

Review added: November 26, 2019
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$0.00 None
(0)
Roche De Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017, Ac Bottle Roche De Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017, Ac
Burgundy, France
299859
Review added: November 26, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Black Hills Nota Bene 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Black Hills Nota Bene 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$68.99 Shopping_bag
Black Hills Ipso Facto 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle Black Hills Ipso Facto 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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Black Hills Syrah 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Black Hills Syrah 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$45.99 Shopping_bag
Black Hills Tempranillo 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle Black Hills Tempranillo 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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Black Hills Pinot Noir 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle Black Hills Pinot Noir 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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Black Hills Alibi 2018, Okanagan Valley Bottle Black Hills Alibi 2018, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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Chateau Les Bugadelles Réserve 2017, La Clape Bottle Chateau Les Bugadelles Réserve 2017, La Clape
Languedoc, France
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$21.95 Shopping_bag
Les Vignerons De Buzet Chateau De Padère 2017 Bottle Les Vignerons De Buzet Chateau De Padère 2017
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$17.95 Shopping_bag
Dominio De La Granadilla Verdejo 2018 Bottle Dominio De La Granadilla Verdejo 2018
Rueda, Spain
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$16.95 Shopping_bag
Criserà Nerone Di Calabria 2013 Bottle Criserà Nerone Di Calabria 2013
Calabria, Italy
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$30.15 Shopping_bag
Gattavecchi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015 Bottle Gattavecchi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$28.15 Shopping_bag
I Fabbri Olinto Chianti Classico 2016 Bottle I Fabbri Olinto Chianti Classico 2016
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$27.15 Shopping_bag
Sant'andrea Sogno Rosso 2013 Bottle Sant'andrea Sogno Rosso 2013
Lazio, Italy
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$25.15 Shopping_bag
Massolino Dolcetto D'alba 2018, Serralunga D'alba Bottle Massolino Dolcetto D'alba 2018, Serralunga D'alba
Piedmont, Italy
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$25.15 Shopping_bag
Ceci Otello Nero Di Lambrusco Bottle Ceci Otello Nero Di Lambrusco
Emilia Romagna, Italy
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$27.20 None
(0)
Garage Wine Co. País Cariñena Phoenix Ferment Single Ferment Series 2018, Do Secano Interior Cauquenes Bottle Garage Wine Co. País Cariñena Phoenix Ferment Single Ferment Series 2018, Do Secano Interior Cauquenes
Maule Valley, Chile
Agent
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$31.78 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Organic Wild Ferment Cider Avalon Orchards 2017 Bottle
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Southbrook Organic Wild Ferment Cider Avalon Orchards 2017
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$13.95 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Poetica Red 2015, VQA Four Mile Creek Bottle
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Southbrook Poetica Red 2015, VQA Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
355859
Review added: November 25, 2019
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$69.95 Shopping_bag
Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Petit Verdot 2016, Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Petit Verdot 2016, Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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Southbrook Witness Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Witness Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: November 25, 2019
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