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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Bergwater Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2005, Wo Prince Albert Valley Bottle Bergwater Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2005, Wo Prince Albert Valley
South Africa
79475
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$16.95 None
(0)V
Môreson Pinotage 2006, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Môreson Pinotage 2006, Wo Coastal Region
South Africa
9241
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$19.95 None
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Domaine Pardon Fleurie 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Pardon Fleurie 2006, Ac
Beaujolais, France
85001
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$20.95 None
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Bailly Lapierre Crémant De Bourgogne Chardonnay 2005, Ac, Burgundy, France Bottle Bailly Lapierre Crémant De Bourgogne Chardonnay 2005, Ac, Burgundy, France
Burgundy, France
680686
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$21.95 None
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Castello Di Neive Barbaresco 2005, Docg Bottle Castello Di Neive Barbaresco 2005, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
674044
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$23.95 None
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Coto De Hayas Garnacha Centenaria 2007, Do Campo De Borja Bottle Coto De Hayas Garnacha Centenaria 2007, Do Campo De Borja
Spain
94805
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$12.75 None
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L'enclos Du Château Lezongars 2005, Ac Premières Côtes De Bordeaux Bottle L'enclos Du Château Lezongars 2005, Ac Premières Côtes De Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
729145
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$17.95 None
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Château La Chandellière 2005, Ac Médoc Bottle Château La Chandellière 2005, Ac Médoc
Bordeaux, France
91314
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$22.05 None
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R. López De Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza 2002, Doca Rioja Bottle R. López De Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza 2002, Doca Rioja
Spain
692780
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$25.00 None
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Massandra Muscat 2004, Black Sea Coast, Crimea, Ukraine Bottle Massandra Muscat 2004, Black Sea Coast, Crimea, Ukraine
Ukraine, World
73155
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$14.95 None
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