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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Kilikanoon The Lackey Shiraz 2006, South Australia Bottle Kilikanoon The Lackey Shiraz 2006, South Australia
Australia
5199
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.95 None
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Anselmann Riesling Spätlese 2007, Qmp, Edesheimer Rosengarten, Estate Btld. Bottle Anselmann Riesling Spätlese 2007, Qmp, Edesheimer Rosengarten, Estate Btld.
Pfalz, Germany
87494
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$17.95 None
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Gran Toc Hill Reserva 2002, Do Penedès Bottle Gran Toc Hill Reserva 2002, Do Penedès
Spain
673608
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Henri De Villamont Bourgogne Chardonnay 2006, Ac Bottle Henri De Villamont Bourgogne Chardonnay 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
525121
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$19.95 None
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Leone De Castris Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 2004, Doc, 50th Vintage Bottle Leone De Castris Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 2004, Doc, 50th Vintage
Puglia, Italy
597534
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$18.95 None
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Torbreck Old Vines Grenache/Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Torbreck Old Vines Grenache/Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
80721
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$20.95 None
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Château L'escart Cuvée Prestige 2001, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château L'escart Cuvée Prestige 2001, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
91363
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$22.95 None
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N Sentido 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle N Sentido 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero
Spain
82081
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$15.95 None
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Domaine Patrick Miolane Saint Aubin 2005, Ac Bottle Domaine Patrick Miolane Saint Aubin 2005, Ac
Burgundy, France
91215
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$29.95 None
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J & F Lurton Flor De Torrontés Reserva 2007, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle J & F Lurton Flor De Torrontés Reserva 2007, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
55475
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$13.95 None
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