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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Schloss Schönborn Estate Riesling 2012, Qualitätswein Bottle Schloss Schönborn Estate Riesling 2012, Qualitätswein
Rheingau, Germany
653535
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Salentein Reserve Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Salentein Reserve Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
640854
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Gorgo San Michelin Custoza 2017, Doc Bottle Gorgo San Michelin Custoza 2017, Doc
Veneto, Italy
428045
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Tbilvino Alazani Valley Red 2016, Kakheti Bottle Tbilvino Alazani Valley Red 2016, Kakheti
Georgia, World
142109
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Baron Fuenté Grand Millésime Brut Champagne 2009, Ac Bottle Baron Fuenté Grand Millésime Brut Champagne 2009, Ac
Champagne, France
155119
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$59.95 High
(793)V
Meerlust Rubicon 2015, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Meerlust Rubicon 2015, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
64329
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$46.95 High
(402)V
Cicchitti Gran Reserva Malbec 2012, Mendoza Bottle Cicchitti Gran Reserva Malbec 2012, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
155713
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$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Xavier Vignon Lirac 2016, Ap Bottle Xavier Vignon Lirac 2016, Ap
Rhone, France
636183
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Lua Cheia Em Vinhas Velhas Reserva Especial Tinto 2015, Doc Douro Bottle Lua Cheia Em Vinhas Velhas Reserva Especial Tinto 2015, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
610287
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
141499
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
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