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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Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2016, Igt Toscana Bottle Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2016, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
727636
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Feudo Maccari Noto Nero D'avola 2016, Igp Terre Siciliane Bottle Feudo Maccari Noto Nero D'avola 2016, Igp Terre Siciliane
Sicily, Italy
339101
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Fattoria Dei Barbi Brusco Dei Barbi 2016, Igt Toscana Bottle Fattoria Dei Barbi Brusco Dei Barbi 2016, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
673160
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape Syrah/Carignan/Mourvèdre 2016, Ap Bottle Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape Syrah/Carignan/Mourvèdre 2016, Ap
Languedoc, France
370262
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2016, Vinho Verde Bottle Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2016, Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
524868
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$18.95 High
(240)V
Quinta Da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2017 Bottle Quinta Da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2017
Vinho Verde, Portugal
89995
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$10.95 High
(1000+)G
Hidden Bench Locust Lane Rosé 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Hidden Bench Locust Lane Rosé 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
68833
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Curvos Loureiro 2018, Doc Vinho Verde Bottle Curvos Loureiro 2018, Doc Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
471284
Review added: June 26, 2019
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
553313
Review added: June 22, 2019
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Joie Farm Chic Fille Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 Bottle Joie Farm Chic Fille Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 22, 2019
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$30.35 Shopping_bag
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