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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Louis Picamelot Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, France Bottle Louis Picamelot Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, France
Burgundy, France
123398
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.20 None
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Placido Chianti Classico Riserva 2004, Docg Bottle Placido Chianti Classico Riserva 2004, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
123778
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$19.95 None
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Greg Norman California Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, North Coast Bottle Greg Norman California Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, North Coast
California, Usa
8722
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines 2006, Do Calatayud Bottle Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines 2006, Do Calatayud
Spain
103473
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$21.95 None
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Jean León Terrasola Tempranillo/Monastrell Crianza 2005, Do Catalunya Bottle Jean León Terrasola Tempranillo/Monastrell Crianza 2005, Do Catalunya
Spain
114298
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$16.95 None
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Sterling Chardonnay 2006, Napa Valley Bottle Sterling Chardonnay 2006, Napa Valley
California, Usa
330233
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$22.95 None
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Keltie Brook Merlot 2004, North Coast Bottle Keltie Brook Merlot 2004, North Coast
California, Usa
104141
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$19.75 None
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Sebastiani Merlot 2005, Sonoma County Bottle Sebastiani Merlot 2005, Sonoma County
California, Usa
219162
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$17.00 None
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Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2005, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2005, Wo Stellenbosch
South Africa
96529
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$17.95 None
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Sileni Cellar Selection Cabernet Franc Rosé 2008, Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle Sileni Cellar Selection Cabernet Franc Rosé 2008, Hawkes Bay, North Island
New Zealand
599951
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.95 None
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