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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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
686675
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$19.95 None
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Kim Crawford Sp Boyszone Pinot Gris 2007, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kim Crawford Sp Boyszone Pinot Gris 2007, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
36954
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Kim Crawford Sp The Mistress Riesling 2005, Waipara, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kim Crawford Sp The Mistress Riesling 2005, Waipara, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
90134
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$24.95 None
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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
590414
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$19.95 None
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Plantaze Pro Corde Reserve Vranac 2006, Lake Skadar Valley Bottle Plantaze Pro Corde Reserve Vranac 2006, Lake Skadar Valley
Montenegro, World
972976
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$15.95 None
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Albino Armani Pinot Grigio 2007, Doc Valdadige Bottle Albino Armani Pinot Grigio 2007, Doc Valdadige
Alto Adige, Italy
63032
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$11.95 None
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Erste & Neue Kellerei St. Magdalener 2007, Doc Bottle Erste & Neue Kellerei St. Magdalener 2007, Doc
Alto Adige, Italy
119404
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$15.35 None
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André Blanck Rosenbourg Pinot Blanc 2007, Ac Alsace, Ancienne Cour Des Chevaliers De Malte Bottle André Blanck Rosenbourg Pinot Blanc 2007, Ac Alsace, Ancienne Cour Des Chevaliers De Malte
Alsace, France
626606
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$13.95 None
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Montes Cherub Rosé Of Syrah 2008, Colchagua Valley Bottle Montes Cherub Rosé Of Syrah 2008, Colchagua Valley
Chile
37887
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$14.95 None
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Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Edna's Vineyard Bottle Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Edna's Vineyard
Ontario, Canada
67587
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.95 None
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