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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Natura Carmenère 2008, Colchagua Valley, Made With Organically Grown Grapes Bottle Natura Carmenère 2008, Colchagua Valley, Made With Organically Grown Grapes
Chile
56887
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$15.95 None
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Muga Rosé 2008, Doca Rioja Bottle Muga Rosé 2008, Doca Rioja
Spain
603795
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$13.95 None
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Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2007, Ac Bottle Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2007, Ac
Loire, France
12013
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$22.95 None
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Duca Di Castelmonte Tripudium Rosso 2006, Igt Sicilia Bottle Duca Di Castelmonte Tripudium Rosso 2006, Igt Sicilia
Sicily, Italy
48033
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$22.60 None
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Rabl G. Grüner Veltliner 2006, Kamptal Bottle Rabl G. Grüner Veltliner 2006, Kamptal
Austria
117390
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$26.20 None
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Domaine Tortochot Morey Saint Denis 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Tortochot Morey Saint Denis 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
714634
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$44.95 None
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Château La Croix De Queynac Bordeaux Rosé 2008, Ac Bottle Château La Croix De Queynac Bordeaux Rosé 2008, Ac
Bordeaux, France
119529
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$13.95 None
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Montinho São Miguel 2007, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Montinho São Miguel 2007, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Portugal
114405
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$12.95 None
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Antech Grande Réserve Brut Blanquette De Limoux 2005, Ac, Midi France Bottle Antech Grande Réserve Brut Blanquette De Limoux 2005, Ac, Midi France
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
656470
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$16.95 None
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Barth Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé, Deutscher Sekt, Germany Bottle Barth Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé, Deutscher Sekt, Germany
Rheingau, Germany
120949
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$14.00 None
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