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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Castello Sonnino Cantinino 2005, Igt Toscana (Barone De Renzis Sonnino) Bottle Castello Sonnino Cantinino 2005, Igt Toscana (Barone De Renzis Sonnino)
Tuscany, Italy
72462
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$26.20 None
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Artesa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Napa Valley Bottle Artesa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Napa Valley
California, Usa
67280
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$39.95 None
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Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2005, Contra Costa County Bottle Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2005, Contra Costa County
California, Usa
66084
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$20.95 None
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Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Margaret River Bottle Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Margaret River
Western Australia, Australia
59956
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$19.95 None
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Muga Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja Bottle Muga Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja
Spain
177345
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$23.95 None
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Franciscan Chardonnay 2006, Napa Valley Bottle Franciscan Chardonnay 2006, Napa Valley
California, Usa
496125
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$24.95 None
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Gnarlier Head Old Vine Zin 2005, Dry Creek Valley, Sommer's Vineyard Bottle Gnarlier Head Old Vine Zin 2005, Dry Creek Valley, Sommer's Vineyard
California, Usa
67785
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$27.95 None
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Waterbrook Syrah 2005, Columbia Valley Bottle Waterbrook Syrah 2005, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
70607
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$23.70 None
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Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu 2007, Ac Bottle Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu 2007, Ac
Loire, France
705764
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$25.35 None
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Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2006, Igt Umbria (Antinori) Bottle Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2006, Igt Umbria (Antinori)
Umbria, Italy
512376
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$57.95 None
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