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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Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
640854
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$17.95 None
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Bodegas Victoria Pardina 2005, Do Cariñena Bottle Bodegas Victoria Pardina 2005, Do Cariñena
Spain
82453
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$15.05 None
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Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Grüner Veltliner 2007, Niederösterreich Bottle Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Grüner Veltliner 2007, Niederösterreich
Austria
87627
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$16.95 None
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Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Mendocino County, Made With Organically Grown Grapes Bottle Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Mendocino County, Made With Organically Grown Grapes
California, Usa
46334
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$19.95 None
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La Stoppa Gutturnio 2006, Doc Colli Piacentini Bottle La Stoppa Gutturnio 2006, Doc Colli Piacentini
Italy
102822
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$14.95 None
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Bonterra Merlot 2006, Mendocino County, Made From Organic Grapes Bottle Bonterra Merlot 2006, Mendocino County, Made From Organic Grapes
California, Usa
984724
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$19.95 None
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Domaine De L'oiselet Vacqueyras 2007, Ac Bottle Domaine De L'oiselet Vacqueyras 2007, Ac
Rhône, France
101550
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$17.90 None
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Clos De Los Siete 2007, Mendoza Bottle Clos De Los Siete 2007, Mendoza
Argentina
622571
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Aldegheri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Sant'ambrogio 2004, Doc Bottle Aldegheri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Sant'ambrogio 2004, Doc
Veneto, Italy
59022
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Domaine Latour Giraud Maranges La Fussière 2005, Ac, 1er Cru Bottle Domaine Latour Giraud Maranges La Fussière 2005, Ac, 1er Cru
Burgundy, France
86967
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$29.95 None
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Cave De Tain Esprit De Granit Saint Joseph 2005, Ac Bottle Cave De Tain Esprit De Granit Saint Joseph 2005, Ac
Rhône, France
17152
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Château De Fonscolombe Cuvée Spéciale 2005, Ac Coteaux D'aix En Provence, Estate Btld. Bottle Château De Fonscolombe Cuvée Spéciale 2005, Ac Coteaux D'aix En Provence, Estate Btld.
Provence, France
462382
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$10.95 None
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Kir Yianni Petra 2007, Vin De Pays Florina Bottle Kir Yianni Petra 2007, Vin De Pays Florina
Greece
63552
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$12.30 None
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Murgo Etna Bianco 2007, Doc Bottle Murgo Etna Bianco 2007, Doc
Sicily, Italy
106310
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$13.95 None
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Las Rocas Garnacha 2006, Do Calatayud Bottle Las Rocas Garnacha 2006, Do Calatayud
Spain
95190
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Jean Geiler Gewurztraminer Réserve Particulière 2007, Ac Alsace Bottle Jean Geiler Gewurztraminer Réserve Particulière 2007, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
106864
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Château La Gorce 2005, Ac Médoc Bottle Château La Gorce 2005, Ac Médoc
Bordeaux, France
91397
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Pillar Box Red 2006, Padthaway, South Australia Bottle Pillar Box Red 2006, Padthaway, South Australia
Australia
685941
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Domaine Patrick Miolane Chassagne Montrachet La Canière 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Patrick Miolane Chassagne Montrachet La Canière 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
91199
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$46.95 None
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Merryvale Chardonnay 2005, Carneros Bottle Merryvale Chardonnay 2005, Carneros
California, Usa
76026
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$39.15 None
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X & Y Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle X & Y Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
48561
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$15.20 None
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Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza Bottle Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza
Argentina
985002
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$19.95 None
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Château Saint André Corbin 2006, Ac St Georges St émilion Bottle Château Saint André Corbin 2006, Ac St Georges St émilion
Bordeaux, France
43810
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$21.95 None
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Conte Brandolini D' Adda Vistorta Merlot 2005, Doc Friuli, Grave Bottle Conte Brandolini D' Adda Vistorta Merlot 2005, Doc Friuli, Grave
Friuli, Italy
932517
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$18.95 None
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Domaine Rebourgeon Mure Beaune 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Rebourgeon Mure Beaune 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
91082
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$27.95 None
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Domaine Taupenot Merme Saint Romain 2005, Ac Bottle Domaine Taupenot Merme Saint Romain 2005, Ac
Burgundy, France
87007
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$29.95 None
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Máté Brunello Di Montalcino 2003, Docg, Estate Btld. Bottle Máté Brunello Di Montalcino 2003, Docg, Estate Btld.
Tuscany, Italy
91587
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$33.30 None
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Magpie Estate The Sack Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Magpie Estate The Sack Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
94078
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$22.95 None
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Domaine Beau Mistral Vieilles Vignes Rasteau Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2006, Ac Bottle Domaine Beau Mistral Vieilles Vignes Rasteau Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2006, Ac
Rhône, France
104992
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Domaine De La Rossignole Sancerre 2006, Ac, Estate Bottled Bottle Domaine De La Rossignole Sancerre 2006, Ac, Estate Bottled
Loire, France
82289
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$23.95 None
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Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2006, Clare Valley Bottle Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2006, Clare Valley
South Australia, Australia
927582
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$24.95 None
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Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Bottle Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca
Spain
239277
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$31.95 None
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Château Bourdieu La Valade 2000, Ac Fronsac Bottle Château Bourdieu La Valade 2000, Ac Fronsac
Bordeaux, France
92551
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$26.00 None
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Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion Bottle Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
91298
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$24.95 None
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Martinelli Sagrantino Di Montefalco 2003, Docg Bottle Martinelli Sagrantino Di Montefalco 2003, Docg
Umbria, Italy
95182
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$31.05 None
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Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley, Estate Grown & Btld. Bottle Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley, Estate Grown & Btld.
California, Usa
906420
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$33.95 None
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Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Columbia Valley Bottle Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
64766
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$63.00 None
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Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard (1.5l) (1500ml) Bottle Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard (1.5l) (1500ml)
Chile
119339
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$43.95 None
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Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
329961
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$99.95 None
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Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005, Docg Bottle Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
988055
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$29.95 None
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Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico 2006, Docg, Produced With Organic Grapes Bottle Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico 2006, Docg, Produced With Organic Grapes
Tuscany, Italy
984401
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$25.95 None
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Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2005, Central Coast Bottle Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2005, Central Coast
California, Usa
732511
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$22.95 None
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Simonnet Febvre Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, Burgundy, France Bottle Simonnet Febvre Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, Burgundy, France
Burgundy, France
126318
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$23.95 None
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Château Cabannieux 2001, Ac Graves, Réserve Du Château Bottle Château Cabannieux 2001, Ac Graves, Réserve Du Château
Bordeaux, France
125849
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Château Du Chassagne Montrachet En Pimont Chassagne Montrachet 2003, Ac Bottle Château Du Chassagne Montrachet En Pimont Chassagne Montrachet 2003, Ac
Burgundy, France
110213
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$42.30 None
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Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2006, Santa Rita Hills Bottle Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2006, Santa Rita Hills
California, Usa
60012
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$44.10 None
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Château De Sérame Réserve Du Château Minervois 2006, Ac Bottle Château De Sérame Réserve Du Château Minervois 2006, Ac
Languedoc, France
651125
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$22.95 None
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Domaine Consta Lazaridis Amethystos Red 2006, Regional Dry Wine Of Drama Bottle Domaine Consta Lazaridis Amethystos Red 2006, Regional Dry Wine Of Drama
Greece
724831
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$23.95 None
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Hess Syrah 2006, Mendocino/Monterey Counties Bottle Hess Syrah 2006, Mendocino/Monterey Counties
California, Usa
101782
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Château La Tour De L'évêque Rosé 2008, Ac Côtes De Provence Bottle Château La Tour De L'évêque Rosé 2008, Ac Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
319392
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$19.95 None
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