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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Gallo Family Frei Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Dry Creek Valley Bottle Gallo Family Frei Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Dry Creek Valley
California, Usa
555607
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$35.95 None
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Celeste Crianza 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Celeste Crianza 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero
Spain
672691
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$19.95 None
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Château Marjosse 2005, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château Marjosse 2005, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
500348
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$24.00 None
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Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2007, Napa Valley Bottle Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2007, Napa Valley
California, Usa
221887
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$22.95 None
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Perrin & Fils Tavel Rosé 2008, Ac Bottle Perrin & Fils Tavel Rosé 2008, Ac
Rhône, France
680801
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$19.95 None
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Rockbare Shiraz 2006, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Rockbare Shiraz 2006, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
661991
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$24.95 None
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Firesteed Pinot Gris 2007, Oregon Bottle Firesteed Pinot Gris 2007, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
568071
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$14.95 None
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Niagara College Teaching Winery Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2006, VQA Bottle Niagara College Teaching Winery Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2006, VQA
Ontario, Canada
40634
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$13.25 None
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Ontañón Crianza 2005, Doca Rioja Bottle Ontañón Crianza 2005, Doca Rioja
Spain
976910
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$16.95 None
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Semeli Reserve Nemea 2005, Aosq Bottle Semeli Reserve Nemea 2005, Aosq
Greece
107078
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