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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Stella Bella Chardonnay 2007, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Stella Bella Chardonnay 2007, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
102061
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$26.95 None
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Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2006, Doc Bottle Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2006, Doc
Umbria, Italy
926857
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$14.05 None
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Millton Riverpoint Vineyard Chardonnay 2007, Gisborne, North Island, Bio Dynamically Grown Grapes, Estate Btld. Bottle Millton Riverpoint Vineyard Chardonnay 2007, Gisborne, North Island, Bio Dynamically Grown Grapes, Estate Btld.
Gisborne, New Zealand
92486
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$17.95 None
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La Crema Chardonnay 2007, Sonoma Coast Bottle La Crema Chardonnay 2007, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa
962886
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$29.95 None
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Goretti Le Mura Saracene Montefalco Rosso 2006, Doc Bottle Goretti Le Mura Saracene Montefalco Rosso 2006, Doc
Umbria, Italy
101170
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$19.95 None
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Fassati Pasiteo Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005, Docg Bottle Fassati Pasiteo Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
642009
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$22.95 None
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Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2004, Docg Bottle Leonardo Di Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2004, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
97592
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$50.70 None
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Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rúfina Riserva 2005, Docg, Castello Di Nipozzano Bottle Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rúfina Riserva 2005, Docg, Castello Di Nipozzano
Tuscany, Italy
365536
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$59.95 None
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Domaine Des Aubuisières Cuvée De Silex Vouvray 2007, Ac Bottle Domaine Des Aubuisières Cuvée De Silex Vouvray 2007, Ac
Loire, France
57042
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$17.95 None
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Domaine Delorme Et Fils Vieilles Vignes Pouilly Fuissé 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Delorme Et Fils Vieilles Vignes Pouilly Fuissé 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
110262
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$27.35 None
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