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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Parés Baltà Mas Petit Garnatxa/Cabernet 2006, Do Penedès, Agricultura Ecologica Bottle Parés Baltà Mas Petit Garnatxa/Cabernet 2006, Do Penedès, Agricultura Ecologica
Spain
114264
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.25 None
(0)V
Grandes Serres Les Portes Du Castelas Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2007, Ac Bottle Grandes Serres Les Portes Du Castelas Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2007, Ac
Rhône, France
103697
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.95 None
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Château De Jau 2006, Ac Côtes Du Roussillon Villages Bottle Château De Jau 2006, Ac Côtes Du Roussillon Villages
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
955070
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$14.95 None
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Mike Weir Estate Cabernet/Merlot 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Mike Weir Estate Cabernet/Merlot 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
109
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$16.95 None
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Jermann Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Venezia Giulia Bottle Jermann Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Venezia Giulia
Friuli, Italy
117093
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$32.95 None
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Glen Eldon Dry Bore Shiraz 2005, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Glen Eldon Dry Bore Shiraz 2005, Barossa, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
Agent
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$46.00 Shopping_bag
Pascal Bouchard Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru 2007, Ac Bottle Pascal Bouchard Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru 2007, Ac
Burgundy, France
994350
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$31.15 None
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Sexy Rosé 2008, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Sexy Rosé 2008, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Portugal
117077
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$14.95 None
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Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, San Rafael, Mendoza Bottle Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, San Rafael, Mendoza
Argentina
677567
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$16.25 None
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Rosewood Estates Pinot Noir 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Rosewood Estates Pinot Noir 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
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$20.00 Shopping_bag
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