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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Clos Des Andes Malbec 2005, Poesia, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza Bottle Clos Des Andes Malbec 2005, Poesia, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza
Argentina
2014
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$26.00 None
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Joffré E Hijas Premium Merlot 2004, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Joffré E Hijas Premium Merlot 2004, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
14084
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$20.80 None
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Clos De Sixte 2006, Ac Lirac Bottle Clos De Sixte 2006, Ac Lirac
Rhône, France
76349
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$24.95 None
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Delas Frères Domaine Des Grands Chemins Crozes Hermitage 2006, Ac Bottle Delas Frères Domaine Des Grands Chemins Crozes Hermitage 2006, Ac
Rhône, France
101105
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$31.95 None
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Janisson & Fils Champagne Brut Tradition 2008, Ac Bottle Janisson & Fils Champagne Brut Tradition 2008, Ac
Champagne, France
95083
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$37.35 None
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Gaja Sito Moresco (750 Ml) 2006, Doc Langhe Bottle Gaja Sito Moresco (750 Ml) 2006, Doc Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
976043
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$61.95 None
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Château Clarke 2005, Ac Listrac Bottle Château Clarke 2005, Ac Listrac
Bordeaux, France
503904
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$42.95 None
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La Chablisienne Vaulorents Chablis 1er Cru 2006, Ac Bottle La Chablisienne Vaulorents Chablis 1er Cru 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
111666
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Chateau Reynella Basket Pressed Shiraz 2005, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Chateau Reynella Basket Pressed Shiraz 2005, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
510628
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$34.95 None
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Querciabella Chianti Classico 2006 Bottle Querciabella Chianti Classico 2006
Tuscany, Italy
728816
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