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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Ernest & Julio Gallo Two Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2004, Sonoma Coast Bottle Ernest & Julio Gallo Two Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2004, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa
938035
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$29.95 None
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Château Ferran 2005, Ac Pessac Leognan Bottle Château Ferran 2005, Ac Pessac Leognan
Bordeaux, France
98400
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Andrew Rich Cuvée B Pinot Noir 2006, Willamette Valley Bottle Andrew Rich Cuvée B Pinot Noir 2006, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
127043
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$29.95 None
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Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2006, Monterey/Santa Barbara Counties, Jackson Estates Grown Bottle Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2006, Monterey/Santa Barbara Counties, Jackson Estates Grown
California, Usa
59576
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$29.95 None
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Château L'enclos Bonis 2005, Ac Saint Estèphe Bottle Château L'enclos Bonis 2005, Ac Saint Estèphe
Bordeaux, France
35808
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$26.95 None
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Château Du Cray Mercurey 2006, Ac Bottle Château Du Cray Mercurey 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
110361
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$21.45 None
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Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2007, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2007, Wo Coastal Region
South Africa
96511
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$19.95 None
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Jean Maurice Raffault Chinon Rosé 2008, Ac Bottle Jean Maurice Raffault Chinon Rosé 2008, Ac
Loire, France
119693
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$14.95 None
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Cave Spring Estate Riesling 2007, Beamsville Bench Bottle Cave Spring Estate Riesling 2007, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
286377
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$17.95 None
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Quinta Da Carregosa Tinto 2007, Doc Douro Bottle Quinta Da Carregosa Tinto 2007, Doc Douro
Portugal
115725
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$14.50 None
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