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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Marie Pierre Manciat Les Petites Bruyères Pouilly Fuissé 2017, Pouilly Fuisse, Macon Bottle Marie Pierre Manciat Les Petites Bruyères Pouilly Fuissé 2017, Pouilly Fuisse, Macon
Burgundy, France
374553
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$34.95 None
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Michele Chiarlo Palas Barbaresco 2014 Bottle Michele Chiarlo Palas Barbaresco 2014
Piedmont, Italy
636688
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
559872
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$24.95 None
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Hedges The Bourgeoisie 2016, Columbia Valley Bottle Hedges The Bourgeoisie 2016, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
665976
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$24.95 None
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Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
416511
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$24.95 None
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Domaine De La Gaverie Demi Sec Vouvray 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Gaverie Demi Sec Vouvray 2017, Ac
Loire, France
635847
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Lornano Riserva Chianti Colli Senesi 2016, Docg Bottle Lornano Riserva Chianti Colli Senesi 2016, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
644989
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Cvne Imperial Reserva 2014, Doca Rioja Bottle Cvne Imperial Reserva 2014, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
424390
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$39.95 None
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Trimbach Riesling 2016, Ac Alsace Bottle Trimbach Riesling 2016, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
734517
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$25.95 None
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Hidden Bench Fumé Blanc 2017, Rosomel Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Hidden Bench Fumé Blanc 2017, Rosomel Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
68825
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$29.95 None
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