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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Memoria Primitivo Di Manduria 2006, Doc Bottle Memoria Primitivo Di Manduria 2006, Doc
Puglia, Italy
687210
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$14.95 None
(0)V
Finca Flichman Gestos Malbec 2007, Mendoza Bottle Finca Flichman Gestos Malbec 2007, Mendoza
Argentina
68999
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$14.95 None
(0)V
Wits End The Procrastinator 2006, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Wits End The Procrastinator 2006, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
684100
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$19.95 None
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Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett 1999, Qmp Bottle Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett 1999, Qmp
Rheingau, Germany
114827
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2007, Wo Western Cape Bottle Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2007, Wo Western Cape
Western Cape, South Africa
127654
Review added: October 07, 2009
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$24.95 None
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13th Street Gamay Noir 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street Gamay Noir 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
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$22.75 Shopping_bag
Fairview Viognier 2008, Wo Paarl Bottle Fairview Viognier 2008, Wo Paarl
South Africa
906487
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$16.64 None
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Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2007, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Bottle Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2007, Russian River Valley, Sonoma
California, Usa
479527
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$22.95 None
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Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2003, Qmp Bottle Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2003, Qmp
Rheingau, Germany
127571
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$19.95 None
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Southbrook Triomphe Syrah 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Syrah 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
129809
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