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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The Chocolate Block 2006, Wo Western Cape Bottle The Chocolate Block 2006, Wo Western Cape
Western Cape, South Africa
656512
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$39.95 None
(0)V
Château Le Caillou 1998, Ac Pomerol Bottle Château Le Caillou 1998, Ac Pomerol
Bordeaux, France
45682
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$52.95 None
(0)V
Château Lafon Rochet 2005, Ac St Estèphe  Bottle Château Lafon Rochet 2005, Ac St Estèphe
Bordeaux, France
502526
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$69.00 None
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Château Rauzan Gassies 2005, Ac Margaux, 2e Cru Bottle Château Rauzan Gassies 2005, Ac Margaux, 2e Cru
Bordeaux, France
505693
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$73.00 None
(0)V
Hazyblur Baroota Shiraz 2005, South Australia Bottle Hazyblur Baroota Shiraz 2005, South Australia
Australia
52126
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$28.95 None
(0)V
Lustau Solera Reserva Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Bottle Lustau Solera Reserva Dry Amontillado Los Arcos
Spain
375097
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Clos Des Andes Malbec 2005, Poesia, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza Bottle Clos Des Andes Malbec 2005, Poesia, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza
Argentina
2014
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$26.00 None
(0)V
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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