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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Strewn Terroir Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Strewn Terroir Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
467613
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.75 None
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Planeta Rosé 2008, Igt Sicilia Bottle Planeta Rosé 2008, Igt Sicilia
Sicily, Italy
111856
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$16.95 None
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Hope Chardonnay 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Estate Grown Bottle Hope Chardonnay 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Estate Grown
Australia
651331
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$14.30 None
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Michele Da Lisca Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Michele Da Lisca Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie
Friuli, Italy
117267
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$11.95 None
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Cotnari Tămâioasă Românească 2007, Doc Cotnari Bottle Cotnari Tămâioasă Românească 2007, Doc Cotnari
Romania, World
651653
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$13.95 None
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Lacheteau Les Loges Vouvray 2007, Ac Bottle Lacheteau Les Loges Vouvray 2007, Ac
Loire, France
525105
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$14.95 None
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Astoria Alísia Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Astoria Alísia Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie
Veneto, Italy
117226
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$15.95 None
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Ridgepoint Riesling 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Ridgepoint Riesling 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
117994
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$15.95 None
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Luigi Giusti Le Rose Di Settembre 2008, Igt Marche Bottle Luigi Giusti Le Rose Di Settembre 2008, Igt Marche
Italy
119685
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$12.95 None
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13th Street June's Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2008, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street June's Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2008, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
117846
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$13.10 None
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