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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Château Cahuzac Tradition Rosé 2008, Ac Fronton Bottle Château Cahuzac Tradition Rosé 2008, Ac Fronton
Southwest, France
117317
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.95 None
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Domaine De La Grange Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2007, Ac, Sur Lie Bottle Domaine De La Grange Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2007, Ac, Sur Lie
Loire, France
682625
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$13.95 None
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Rocca Delle Macìe Rubizzo Sangiovese Di Toscana 2006, Igt Toscana Bottle Rocca Delle Macìe Rubizzo Sangiovese Di Toscana 2006, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
913780
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$14.95 None
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Domaine Galévan Paroles De Femme Côtes Du Rhône 2007, Ac Bottle Domaine Galévan Paroles De Femme Côtes Du Rhône 2007, Ac
Rhone, France
125930
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$15.00 None
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Vesevo Beneventano Aglianico 2006, Igt Campania Bottle Vesevo Beneventano Aglianico 2006, Igt Campania
Campania, Italy
120907
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$14.95 None
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Tenuta Di Castiglioni Salta Grilli Rosato 2008, Igt Rosato Di Toscana Bottle Tenuta Di Castiglioni Salta Grilli Rosato 2008, Igt Rosato Di Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
33555
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$14.95 None
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Astoria Val De Brun Extra Dry Prosecco, Vsaq, Italy Bottle Astoria Val De Brun Extra Dry Prosecco, Vsaq, Italy
Italy
121020
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$16.95 None
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Henry Of Pelham Gewürztraminer 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Henry Of Pelham Gewürztraminer 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
268359
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$17.95 None
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Cockfighter's Ghost Verdelho 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales Bottle Cockfighter's Ghost Verdelho 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Australia
90985
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$16.10 None
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Fattoria Dei Barbi Morellino Di Scansano 2006 Bottle Fattoria Dei Barbi Morellino Di Scansano 2006
Tuscany, Italy
720177
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