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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Domaine Latour Giraud Les Narvaux Meursault 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Latour Giraud Les Narvaux Meursault 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
12369
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$45.95 None
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La Parde De Haut Bailly 2006, Ac Pessac Léognan, 2nd Wine Of Château Haut Bailly Bottle La Parde De Haut Bailly 2006, Ac Pessac Léognan, 2nd Wine Of Château Haut Bailly
Bordeaux, France
115428
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$34.95 None
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Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2006, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2006, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
117572
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$21.95 None
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Ridgeline Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Ridgeline Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
54072
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$34.15 None
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Duas Quintas White 2007, Doc Douro Bottle Duas Quintas White 2007, Doc Douro
Portugal
114272
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$13.55 None
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Ngatarawa Stables Merlot 2007, Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle Ngatarawa Stables Merlot 2007, Hawkes Bay, North Island
New Zealand
120832
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$16.95 None
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Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2006, Martinborough, North Island Bottle Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2006, Martinborough, North Island
New Zealand
120766
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$29.95 None
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Carrick Pinot Noir 2006, Central Otago, South Island Bottle Carrick Pinot Noir 2006, Central Otago, South Island
New Zealand
919837
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$39.95 None
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Enzo Mecella I Lavi Rosso Cònero 2005, Doc Bottle Enzo Mecella I Lavi Rosso Cònero 2005, Doc
Italy
983965
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Masi Brolo Di Campofiorin 2005, Igt Rosso Del Veronese Bottle Masi Brolo Di Campofiorin 2005, Igt Rosso Del Veronese
Veneto, Italy
976092
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