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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Zuccardi Q. Tempranillo 2005, Mendoza Bottle Zuccardi Q. Tempranillo 2005, Mendoza
Argentina
973503
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Alexander Valley Bottle Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Alexander Valley
California, Usa
655506
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$33.70 None
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Clos Du Grand Puceau 2004, Ac Saint émilion Grand Cru Bottle Clos Du Grand Puceau 2004, Ac Saint émilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux, France
112680
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$27.95 None
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Pieropan Soave Classico 2007, Doc, Leonildo's 40th Vintage Bottle Pieropan Soave Classico 2007, Doc, Leonildo's 40th Vintage
Veneto, Italy
946848
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$17.95 None
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El Curato Old Vines 2006, Do Toro Bottle El Curato Old Vines 2006, Do Toro
Spain
117879
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$17.14 None
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Bremerton Tamblyn 2006, Langhorne Creek, South Australia Bottle Bremerton Tamblyn 2006, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Australia
108050
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$18.95 None
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A. Megapanos Mantinia Moschofilero 2007, Aohq Bottle A. Megapanos Mantinia Moschofilero 2007, Aohq
Greece
26641
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$12.95 None
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Luna Beberide Mencía 2006, Do Bierzo Bottle Luna Beberide Mencía 2006, Do Bierzo
Spain
95554
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Wakefield Merlot 2007, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Merlot 2007, Clare Valley, South Australia
Australia
683201
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Graham Beck Shiraz 2005, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Graham Beck Shiraz 2005, Wo Coastal Region
South Africa
607796
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