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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Torre Varano Taburno Falanghina 2007, Doc Bottle Torre Varano Taburno Falanghina 2007, Doc
Italy
106351
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.95 None
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Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2007, Western Cape Bottle Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2007, Western Cape
South Africa
626333
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$13.95 None
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Samos Vin Doux 2007, Aoc Bottle Samos Vin Doux 2007, Aoc
Greece
106658
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$9.95 None
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Acacia Chardonnay 2007, Carneros Bottle Acacia Chardonnay 2007, Carneros
California, Usa
80556
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$27.95 None
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Rutherford Hill Merlot 2004, Napa Valley Bottle Rutherford Hill Merlot 2004, Napa Valley
California, Usa
959338
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$34.95 None
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Manga Del Brujo 2006, Do Calatayud Bottle Manga Del Brujo 2006, Do Calatayud
Spain
15073
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$13.55 None
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Rivera Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva 2004, Doc Castel Del Monte Bottle Rivera Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva 2004, Doc Castel Del Monte
Puglia, Italy
984120
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$18.95 None
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Cennatoio Chianti Classico 2006, Docg Bottle Cennatoio Chianti Classico 2006, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
121210
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$17.35 None
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Fattoria Di Magliano Heba Morellino Di Scansano 2006 Bottle Fattoria Di Magliano Heba Morellino Di Scansano 2006
Tuscany, Italy
123596
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Borgogno Francesco Barolo Brunate 2004, Docg Bottle Borgogno Francesco Barolo Brunate 2004, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
117200
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$41.70 None
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