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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Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino 2008, Doc Pomino Bianco Bottle Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino 2008, Doc Pomino Bianco
Tuscany, Italy
65086
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$17.95 None
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Domaine Allimant Laugner Muscat 2007, Ac Alsace Bottle Domaine Allimant Laugner Muscat 2007, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
930362
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$17.95 None
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Domaine Houchart Côtes De Provence Rosé 2008, Ac Bottle Domaine Houchart Côtes De Provence Rosé 2008, Ac
Provence, France
118653
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$13.95 None
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Henry Of Pelham Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2007, VQA Niagara Escarpment Bottle Henry Of Pelham Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2007, VQA Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
268342
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$19.95 None
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Ngatarawa Silks Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Ngatarawa Silks Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
96636
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$19.95 None
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Papagiannakos Ktima 2007, Regional Wine Of Attica Bottle Papagiannakos Ktima 2007, Regional Wine Of Attica
Greece
107110
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$17.10 None
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Mcmanis Family Vineyards Viognier 2007, California Bottle Mcmanis Family Vineyards Viognier 2007, California
California, Usa
658112
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$19.95 None
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André Blanck Et Ses Fils Schlossberg Riesling 2007, Ac Alsace Grand Cru Bottle André Blanck Et Ses Fils Schlossberg Riesling 2007, Ac Alsace Grand Cru
Alsace, France
744995
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$19.25 None
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Beringer Third Century Pinot Noir 2006, Central Coast Bottle Beringer Third Century Pinot Noir 2006, Central Coast
California, Usa
43786
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Mer Soleil Chardonnay 2006, Santa Lucia Highlands, Barrel Fermented Bottle Mer Soleil Chardonnay 2006, Santa Lucia Highlands, Barrel Fermented
California, Usa
958975
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$34.95 None
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