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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Möet & Chandon Dom Pérignon Vintage Brut Champagne 2000 Bottle Möet & Chandon Dom Pérignon Vintage Brut Champagne 2000
Champagne, France
280461
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$219.95 None
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William Fèvre Chablis Montmains Premier Cru 2006 Bottle William Fèvre Chablis Montmains Premier Cru 2006
Burgundy, France
977587
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$50.00 None
(0)V
Alain Jaume & Fils Clos De Sixte 2005, Ac Lirac Bottle Alain Jaume & Fils Clos De Sixte 2005, Ac Lirac
Rhone, France
76349
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Dow's Quinta Do Bomfim Vintage Port 1996, Btld. In 2008 (Symington Family Estates) Bottle Dow's Quinta Do Bomfim Vintage Port 1996, Btld. In 2008 (Symington Family Estates)
Portugal
487850
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$39.75 None
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Domaine Fontanel Maury Vin Doux Naturel Rouge 2004 2008, Ac Bottle Domaine Fontanel Maury Vin Doux Naturel Rouge 2004 2008, Ac
France
79061
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$19.95 None
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Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz 2005, South Australia Bottle Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz 2005, South Australia
Australia
968123
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$91.75 None
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E. Guigal Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde 2004, Ac Bottle E. Guigal Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde 2004, Ac
Rhone, France
352534
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$67.00 None
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Tinto Pesquera Crianza 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero (Bodegas Alejandro Fernández) Bottle Tinto Pesquera Crianza 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero (Bodegas Alejandro Fernández)
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
341461
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$26.95 None
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Señorío De P. Peciña Reserva 1999, Doca Rioja Bottle Señorío De P. Peciña Reserva 1999, Doca Rioja
Spain
82156
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$29.95 None
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Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Paso Robles Bottle Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Paso Robles
California, Usa
684308
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$33.95 None
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