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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Fortius Gran Reserva 1999, Do Navarra Bottle Fortius Gran Reserva 1999, Do Navarra
Spain
114363
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$23.95 None
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La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé 2008, Ac Bottle La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé 2008, Ac
Provence, France
71084
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$21.95 None
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Bodegas Lan Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja Bottle Bodegas Lan Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja
Spain
42929
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$21.95 None
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Schmelz Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2007, Loibner Gärtner, Wachau Bottle Schmelz Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2007, Loibner Gärtner, Wachau
Austria
119578
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$20.95 None
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Cave Spring Csv Riesling 2007, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Cave Spring Csv Riesling 2007, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
566026
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$29.95 None
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Thomas Fogarty Vallerga Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Napa Valley Bottle Thomas Fogarty Vallerga Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Napa Valley
California, Usa
104232
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$36.95 None
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Domaine Chevallier Chablis 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Chevallier Chablis 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
112227
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$23.95 None
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Tarlant Brut Rosé Champagne, Ac Bottle Tarlant Brut Rosé Champagne, Ac
Champagne, France
664680
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$52.75 None
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Domaine Michel Caillot La Barre Dessus Clos Marguerite Meursault 2005, Ac Bottle Domaine Michel Caillot La Barre Dessus Clos Marguerite Meursault 2005, Ac
Burgundy, France
20545
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$50.45 None
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Conde De Valdemar Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja Bottle Conde De Valdemar Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja
Spain
114504
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$39.95 None
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