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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Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2005, Docg, Estate Btld. Bottle Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2005, Docg, Estate Btld.
Tuscany, Italy
86314
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$15.95 None
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Voss Vineyards Syrah 2004, Napa Valley Bottle Voss Vineyards Syrah 2004, Napa Valley
California, Usa
90050
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.25 None
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Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey Cty 2006 Bottle Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey Cty 2006
California, Usa
986778
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$19.95 None
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Zumaya Tempranillo Crianza 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Zumaya Tempranillo Crianza 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero
Spain
93013
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$18.70 None
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Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay 2006, Eden Valley, South Australia Bottle Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay 2006, Eden Valley, South Australia
Australia
903559
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$23.95 None
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Paracombe Cabernet Franc 2005, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle Paracombe Cabernet Franc 2005, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Australia
77651
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$16.95 None
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Les Crêtes Torrette 2006, Doc Valle D'aosta, Vigne Les Toules Bottle Les Crêtes Torrette 2006, Doc Valle D'aosta, Vigne Les Toules
Italy
106260
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$14.95 None
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Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Celestial Blue Label Malbec 2006, California Bottle Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Celestial Blue Label Malbec 2006, California
California, Usa
76133
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$27.95 None
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Ernest & Julio Gallo Two Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2004, Sonoma Coast Bottle Ernest & Julio Gallo Two Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2004, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa
938035
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$29.95 None
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Château Ferran 2005, Ac Pessac Leognan Bottle Château Ferran 2005, Ac Pessac Leognan
Bordeaux, France
98400
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$24.95 None
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