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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Domaine De Sahari 2006, Guerrouane, Cuvée Du Soleil Bottle Domaine De Sahari 2006, Guerrouane, Cuvée Du Soleil
Morocco, World
92825
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$12.95 None
(0)V
Borgo Magredo Friuliano 2007, Doc Friuli, Grave Bottle Borgo Magredo Friuliano 2007, Doc Friuli, Grave
Friuli, Italy
101154
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$12.55 None
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Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2006, Docg Bottle Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2006, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
91694
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$19.95 None
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Laurent Mabileau St Nicolas De Bourgueil 2006, Ac Bottle Laurent Mabileau St Nicolas De Bourgueil 2006, Ac
Loire, France
61192
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$16.25 None
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Château De Rhodes 2003, Ac Gaillac, Estate Btld. Bottle Château De Rhodes 2003, Ac Gaillac, Estate Btld.
Southwest, France
104901
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$16.95 None
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Cru De La Vallée Du Rhône Saint Joseph 2003, Ac Bottle Cru De La Vallée Du Rhône Saint Joseph 2003, Ac
Rhone, France
104729
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$24.95 None
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Noël Bougrier Vouvray 2007, Ac Bottle Noël Bougrier Vouvray 2007, Ac
Loire, France
106880
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$13.95 None
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Michel David Clos Du Ferré Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2007, Ac, Sur Lie Bottle Michel David Clos Du Ferré Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2007, Ac, Sur Lie
Loire, France
106286
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$14.95 None
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Jackson Triggs Proprietors' Grand Reserve White Meritage 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Jackson Triggs Proprietors' Grand Reserve White Meritage 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
109371
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$12.45 None
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Richard Hamilton Almond Grove Chardonnay 2008, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Richard Hamilton Almond Grove Chardonnay 2008, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
741009
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