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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Saint Roch Vieilles Vignes Syrah/Grenache 2015, Ap Côtes De Roussillon Bottle Saint Roch Vieilles Vignes Syrah/Grenache 2015, Ap Côtes De Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
195107
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$16.95 None
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Domaine Bègue Mathiot Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru 2014, Ac Bottle Domaine Bègue Mathiot Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru 2014, Ac
Burgundy, France
524959
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$37.95 None
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Albert Bichot Pinot Noir Secret De Famille 2015, Bourgogne Bottle Albert Bichot Pinot Noir Secret De Famille 2015, Bourgogne
Burgundy, France
527952
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$27.95 None
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Château Thébaud Melon De Bourgogne 2012, Ac Muscadet De Sèvre Et Maine Bottle Château Thébaud Melon De Bourgogne 2012, Ac Muscadet De Sèvre Et Maine
Loire, France
541458
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$24.95 None
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Mönchhof Robert Eymael Riesling 2016 Bottle Mönchhof Robert Eymael Riesling 2016
Mosel, Germany
553776
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$20.95 None
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Soho White Collection Pinot Gris 2017 Bottle Soho White Collection Pinot Gris 2017
Marlborough, New Zealand
536169
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$19.95 None
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Viñas Elias Mora 2014, Do Toro Bottle Viñas Elias Mora 2014, Do Toro
Toro, Spain
209650
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$17.95 None
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Quinta Das Carvalhas Touriga Nacional 2013, Doc Douro Bottle Quinta Das Carvalhas Touriga Nacional 2013, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
523647
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Indomita Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Casablanca Valley Bottle Indomita Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
544213
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Tbilvino Sachino 2016, Kakheti Bottle Tbilvino Sachino 2016, Kakheti
Georgia, World
546218
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$12.95 None
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