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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Varanda Do Conde Alvarinho/Trajadura 2007, Doc Vinho Verde, Monção Bottle Varanda Do Conde Alvarinho/Trajadura 2007, Doc Vinho Verde, Monção
Portugal
966663
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.95 None
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Soljans Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Soljans Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
91223
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$17.95 None
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Saracco Moscato D'asti 2008, Docg Bottle Saracco Moscato D'asti 2008, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
106385
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$16.95 None
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Canella Prosecco Di Conegliano 2008, Doc, Italy Bottle Canella Prosecco Di Conegliano 2008, Doc, Italy
Italy
106963
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$16.15 None
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Paolo Conterno Bricco Sant' Ambrogio Barbera D'alba 2007, Doc, Estate Btld. Bottle Paolo Conterno Bricco Sant' Ambrogio Barbera D'alba 2007, Doc, Estate Btld.
Piedmont, Italy
744714
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$19.95 None
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Yarden Pinot Noir 2004, Galilee Bottle Yarden Pinot Noir 2004, Galilee
Israel, World
60756
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$34.95 None
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Château St Didier Parnac Prestige 2005, Ac Cahors, Malbec/Merlot Bottle Château St Didier Parnac Prestige 2005, Ac Cahors, Malbec/Merlot
Southwest, France
303529
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Château Rousset Grande Réserve 2005, Ac Côtes De Bourg Bottle Château Rousset Grande Réserve 2005, Ac Côtes De Bourg
Bordeaux, France
731380
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Domaine La Haute Marone Gigondas 2005, Ac, Le Coeurs Du Mistral Bottle Domaine La Haute Marone Gigondas 2005, Ac, Le Coeurs Du Mistral
Rhône, France
33845
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$26.95 None
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Domaine Latour Giraud La Fussière Maranges 1er Cru 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Latour Giraud La Fussière Maranges 1er Cru 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
111823
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$31.95 None
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