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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D'arenberg The Stump Jump White 2007, Mclaren Vale/Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle D'arenberg The Stump Jump White 2007, Mclaren Vale/Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Australia
922203
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.95 None
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Château Roubia 2006, Ac Minervois Bottle Château Roubia 2006, Ac Minervois
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
705632
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$14.95 None
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Domaine Des Aspes Merlot 2005, Vins De Pays D'oc Bottle Domaine Des Aspes Merlot 2005, Vins De Pays D'oc
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
951665
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$14.95 None
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Perrin Réserve Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2007, Ac Bottle Perrin Réserve Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2007, Ac
Rhone, France
499509
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$14.95 None
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Il Passo Di Sabina Rosso Veronese 2006, Igt Bottle Il Passo Di Sabina Rosso Veronese 2006, Igt
Veneto, Italy
101402
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$11.95 None
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Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2007, Maipo Valley Bottle Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2007, Maipo Valley
Chile
57513
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$17.95 None
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Albada Viñas Viejas Garnacha Tinto 2005, Do Calatayud Bottle Albada Viñas Viejas Garnacha Tinto 2005, Do Calatayud
Spain
93005
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$15.95 None
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Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz 2006, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz 2006, Barossa, South Australia
Australia
738567
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$18.95 None
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Château Larroque 2005, Ac Bordeaux Bottle Château Larroque 2005, Ac Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
92536
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Poggio Bertaio Stucchio Sangiovese 2005, Igt Umbria Bottle Poggio Bertaio Stucchio Sangiovese 2005, Igt Umbria
Umbria, Italy
95166
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