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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Cave Spring Csv Chardonnay 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Cave Spring Csv Chardonnay 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
529941
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Mission Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Mission Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
57430
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Flat Rock Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Flat Rock Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
286278
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Weingut Tina Pfaffmann T No. 9 Riesling Trocken 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Weingut Tina Pfaffmann T No. 9 Riesling Trocken 2016, Qualitätswein
Pfalz, Germany
549774
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Henry Of Pelham Family Tree Red 2015, VQA Ontario Bottle Henry Of Pelham Family Tree Red 2015, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
247882
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
67587
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Cantina Di Venosa Verbo Aglianico Del Vulture 2015, Dop Basilicata Bottle Cantina Di Venosa Verbo Aglianico Del Vulture 2015, Dop Basilicata
Italy
538561
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Chivite Las Fieles Garnacha 2014, Do Navarra Bottle Chivite Las Fieles Garnacha 2014, Do Navarra
Navarra, Spain
543744
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$16.95 None
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Seméli Oreinos Helios Agiorgitiko/Syrah 2016, Pgi Peloponnese Bottle Seméli Oreinos Helios Agiorgitiko/Syrah 2016, Pgi Peloponnese
Peloponnese, Greece
546200
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$16.95 None
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Eugen Altschuh Pinot Noir 2015, Qualitätswein Bottle Eugen Altschuh Pinot Noir 2015, Qualitätswein
Pfalz, Germany
550350
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$15.95 None
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