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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Château De Maligny Le Carré De César Chablis 2007, Ac Bottle Château De Maligny Le Carré De César Chablis 2007, Ac
Burgundy, France
708339
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$22.95 None
(0)V
The Hedonist Shiraz 2005, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle The Hedonist Shiraz 2005, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
90191
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$21.95 None
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Willi Opitz Reserve Saint Laurent 2007, Illmitz Bottle Willi Opitz Reserve Saint Laurent 2007, Illmitz
Austria
111724
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$13.95 None
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2006, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2006, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
57430
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$19.95 None
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Château Harlaftis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Wine From The Attica Region Bottle Château Harlaftis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Wine From The Attica Region
Greece
682799
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$16.75 None
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A By Acacia Pinot Noir 2007, California Bottle A By Acacia Pinot Noir 2007, California
California, Usa
118927
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$16.95 None
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Piping Shrike Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Piping Shrike Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
48504
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$18.95 None
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Domaine Berthoumieu Haute Tradition Madiran 2005, Ac Bottle Domaine Berthoumieu Haute Tradition Madiran 2005, Ac
Southwest, France
102996
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$12.95 None
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Quaderna Vía Tempranillo Crianza 2005, Do Navarra Bottle Quaderna Vía Tempranillo Crianza 2005, Do Navarra
Spain
115758
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Señorio De Sarría Viñedo No. 5 2007, Do Navarra Bottle Señorio De Sarría Viñedo No. 5 2007, Do Navarra
Spain
94821
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$13.95 None
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