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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Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Champagne 2000 Bottle Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Champagne 2000
Champagne, France
69773
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$87.95 None
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Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Calistoga, Napa Valley Bottle Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Calistoga, Napa Valley
California, Usa
709881
Review added: July 07, 2009
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$187.95 None
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Sigalas Santorini 2006, Aohq Bottle Sigalas Santorini 2006, Aohq
Greece
276535
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$21.95 None
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Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2006, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2006, Wo Coastal Region
South Africa
328559
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$16.95 None
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Tsantali Moschomavro 2007, Makedonikos Regional Wine Bottle Tsantali Moschomavro 2007, Makedonikos Regional Wine
Greece
106682
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.95 None
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Castel Oualou Côtes Du Rhône 2007, Ac Bottle Castel Oualou Côtes Du Rhône 2007, Ac
Rhone, France
104893
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$11.65 None
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Château Fort De Roquetaillade Blanc 2005, Ac Graves Bottle Château Fort De Roquetaillade Blanc 2005, Ac Graves
Bordeaux, France
106732
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$14.15 None
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Reif Estate Gewürztraminer 2006, VQA Niagara River Bottle Reif Estate Gewürztraminer 2006, VQA Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
127985
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$12.30 None
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Colio Cev Sauvignon Blanc 2006, VQA Lake Erie North Shore Bottle Colio Cev Sauvignon Blanc 2006, VQA Lake Erie North Shore
Ontario, Canada
500462
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$13.25 None
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Kacaba Vineyards Horizon Ridge Sur Lie Chardonnay 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Kacaba Vineyards Horizon Ridge Sur Lie Chardonnay 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
116392
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