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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Vignobles Jérome Quiot Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Châteauneuf Du Pape Bottle Vignobles Jérome Quiot Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Châteauneuf Du Pape
Rhône, France
128211
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Vignobles Famille Quiot Gigondas 2016, Gigondas Bottle Vignobles Famille Quiot Gigondas 2016, Gigondas
Rhône, France
128209
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Invivo Sjp Rose 2019, Vin De France Bottle Invivo Sjp Rose 2019, Vin De France
France
Agent
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$0.01 Shopping_bag
Fresne Ducret Le Chemin Du Chemin Premier Cru Champagne, Aoc Champagne Bottle Fresne Ducret Le Chemin Du Chemin Premier Cru Champagne, Aoc Champagne
Champagne, France
Agent
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$66.81 None
(0)
Luna Estate Rose   Pinot Meunier 2019, Martinborough Bottle Luna Estate Rose Pinot Meunier 2019, Martinborough
Martinborough, New Zealand
Agent
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$0.01 Shopping_bag
Te Henga Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough Bottle Te Henga Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough
Marlborough, New Zealand
10718
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$12.95 High
(1000+)G
Tetramythos Black Of Kalavryta 2019 Bottle Tetramythos Black Of Kalavryta 2019
Peloponnese, Greece
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$23.00 None
(0)
Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
1545
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$22.95 High
(1000+)E
Flat Rock Cellars Crowned Rosé 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Crowned Rosé 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
BGCB20X210
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$45.00 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
383315
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$27.75 High
(208)V
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