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 Destieux 2005, Ac St Emilion Grand Cru Bottle Château Destieux 2005, Ac St Emilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux, France
503011
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$69.00 None
(0)V
Malivoire Pinot Gris 2008, VQA Niagara Escarpment Bottle Malivoire Pinot Gris 2008, VQA Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
591305
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
217521
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$29.95 High
(1000+)G
Château Grand Mayne 2005, Ac Saint émilion Bottle Château Grand Mayne 2005, Ac Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
501981
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$79.00 None
(0)V
Sassicaia 2005, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia Bottle Sassicaia 2005, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia
Tuscany, Italy
480533
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$199.95 None
(0)V
Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2006, Ac, La Crau Bottle Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf Du Pape 2006, Ac, La Crau
Rhone, France
951475
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$99.00 None
(0)V
Gonzalez Byass Nectar Pedro Ximenez Dulce Sherry 2008, Do Jerez Bottle Gonzalez Byass Nectar Pedro Ximenez Dulce Sherry 2008, Do Jerez
Spain
87577
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$15.95 Buy-from-vso
Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2005, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2005, Wo Stellenbosch
South Africa
717090
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.55 None
(0)V
Clos Les Lunelles 2005, Ac Côtes De Castillon Bottle Clos Les Lunelles 2005, Ac Côtes De Castillon
Bordeaux, France
501718
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$69.00 None
(0)V
Cave Spring Indian Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling 2006, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Cave Spring Indian Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling 2006, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
415901
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$24.95 None
(0)V
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