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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Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Petit Verdot 2017, Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Estate Grown Small Lot Petit Verdot 2017, Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 08, 2020
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Southbrook Winemaker's Red 2017, Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Winemaker's Red 2017, Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 08, 2020
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$45.00 None
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Southbrook Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 08, 2020
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Southbrook Organic Merlot 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Organic Merlot 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
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Southbrook Triomphe Gamay Laundry Vineyard 2018, Vinemount Ridge Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Gamay Laundry Vineyard 2018, Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
Winery
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Southbrook Vineyards Biodynamic Bubbly 2018, VQA Four Mile Creek Bottle Southbrook Vineyards Biodynamic Bubbly 2018, VQA Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Trentino Riserva 2017 Bottle Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Trentino Riserva 2017
Trentino, Italy
32714
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$17.95 High
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Domaine Tano Péchard Les Bruyères Régnié 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine Tano Péchard Les Bruyères Régnié 2017, Ac
Beaujolais, France
11355
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$16.95 High
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Château Recougne 2016, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château Recougne 2016, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
368167
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$15.95 High
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Brothers In Wine Primitivo 2016, Igt Salento Bottle Brothers In Wine Primitivo 2016, Igt Salento
Puglia, Italy
12124
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