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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Anakena Ona Andes Blend 2016, Do Cachapoal Valley Bottle Anakena Ona Andes Blend 2016, Do Cachapoal Valley
Cachapoal Valley, Chile
632315
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Alvides Crianza 2012, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Alvides Crianza 2012, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
609958
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Muriel Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada 2013, Doca Rioja Bottle Muriel Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada 2013, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
276030
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Gerald Talmard Chardonnay Mâcon 2017, Ac Bottle Gerald Talmard Chardonnay Mâcon 2017, Ac
Burgundy, France
392712
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Tbilvino Tbilisi 2016, Kakheti Bottle Tbilvino Tbilisi 2016, Kakheti
Georgia, World
588616
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$14.95 High
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Artesa Chardonnay 2015, Carneros Bottle Artesa Chardonnay 2015, Carneros
California, Usa
657585
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Louis Moreau La Vigne Blanche Chablis 2017, Ac Bottle Louis Moreau La Vigne Blanche Chablis 2017, Ac
Burgundy, France
474932
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$26.95 High
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Domaine Séguinot Bordet Chablis 2017 Bottle Domaine Séguinot Bordet Chablis 2017
Burgundy, France
289371
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$25.95 High
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Domaine D'orfeuilles Vouvray 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine D'orfeuilles Vouvray 2015, Ac
Loire, France
223966
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$22.95 High
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Pepper Tree Estate Grown Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Hunter Valley/Orange, New South Wales Bottle Pepper Tree Estate Grown Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Hunter Valley/Orange, New South Wales
New South Wales, Australia
632067
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 High
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