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 Jolys Jurançon Sec 2006, Ac Bottle Château Jolys Jurançon Sec 2006, Ac
Southwest, France
61614
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$15.20 None
(0)V
Jean Max Roger Cuvée Les Caillottes Sancerre 2007, Ac Bottle Jean Max Roger Cuvée Les Caillottes Sancerre 2007, Ac
Loire, France
65573
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$27.95 None
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Château Val Joanis Tradition Syrah Rosé 2008, Ac Luberon Bottle Château Val Joanis Tradition Syrah Rosé 2008, Ac Luberon
Rhone, France
707281
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$15.95 None
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Louis Latour Marsannay 2006, Ac Bottle Louis Latour Marsannay 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
110379
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$22.55 None
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Niagara College Teaching Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2006, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Niagara College Teaching Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2006, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
40675
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$14.95 None
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Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Merlot 2006, Niagara  On The Lake Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Merlot 2006, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
117580
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$22.95 None
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Camelback Pinot Grigio 2008, Sunbury, Victoria Bottle Camelback Pinot Grigio 2008, Sunbury, Victoria
Australia
108134
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$13.95 None
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Big Ass Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley Bottle Big Ass Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley
California, Usa
104166
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$28.95 None
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Barón De Ley Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja, Unfiltered Bottle Barón De Ley Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja, Unfiltered
Spain
958868
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$21.95 None
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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
686675
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$19.95 None
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