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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Marchese Di Barolo, Barolo Bottle Marchese Di Barolo, Barolo
Piedmont, Italy
168179
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$42.95 None
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Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Certified Sustainable, Santa Maria Valley Bottle Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Certified Sustainable, Santa Maria Valley
California, Usa
980482
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$34.95 None
(0)V
La Crema Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Monterey County Bottle La Crema Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Monterey County
California, Usa
668376
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$27.95 None
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Creekside Iconoclast Syrah 2016, St. David's Bench Bottle Creekside Iconoclast Syrah 2016, St. David's Bench
Ontario, Canada
471797
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$25.00 None
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Ca' De' Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015, Dop Bottle Ca' De' Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015, Dop
Veneto, Italy
668491
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$23.95 None
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Southbrook Vineyards Heather's Home Vineyard Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Vineyards Heather's Home Vineyard Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
650135
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$22.95 None
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Beaumirail Vacqueyras 2016, Ap Bottle Beaumirail Vacqueyras 2016, Ap
Rhône, France
638650
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$21.95 None
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Pongráz Cap Classique Rosé, Traditional Method, Wo Western Cape, South Africa Bottle Pongráz Cap Classique Rosé, Traditional Method, Wo Western Cape, South Africa
Western Cape, South Africa
646968
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$18.95 None
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Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
394197
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$59.95 None
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Louis Jadot Chorey Les Beaune 2013, Ac Bottle Louis Jadot Chorey Les Beaune 2013, Ac
Burgundy, France
725804
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$34.95 None
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