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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Torrederos Tiñto Crianza 2004, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Torrederos Tiñto Crianza 2004, Do Ribera Del Duero
Spain
40808
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$24.95 None
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Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Bottle Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Alexander Valley, Sonoma
California, Usa
54080
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$24.95 None
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Vallobera Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja Bottle Vallobera Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja
Spain
114314
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$28.95 None
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Tenuta Sant'antonio Selezione Antonio Castagnedi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2004, Doc Bottle Tenuta Sant'antonio Selezione Antonio Castagnedi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2004, Doc
Veneto, Italy
685107
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$41.95 None
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Beringer Alluvium Red 2005, Knights Valley, Sonoma Bottle Beringer Alluvium Red 2005, Knights Valley, Sonoma
California, Usa
393447
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$39.95 None
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Two Hands Lucky Country Shiraz 2007, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Two Hands Lucky Country Shiraz 2007, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
77883
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$18.95 None
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Paul Dolan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendocino County, Organic Bottle Paul Dolan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendocino County, Organic
California, Usa
135152
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$18.10 None
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Trentadue Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Trentadue Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
104257
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$26.20 None
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Frogpond Farm Organic Cabernet/Merlot 2007, VQA Niagara On The Lake  (500ml) (500ml) Bottle Frogpond Farm Organic Cabernet/Merlot 2007, VQA Niagara On The Lake (500ml) (500ml)
Ontario, Canada
58354
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$15.95 None
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Casa De Santa Vitória Branco 2008, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Casa De Santa Vitória Branco 2008, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Portugal
132431
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$12.05 None
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