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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Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
225557
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Leeuwenkuil Grenache Noir 2016 Bottle Leeuwenkuil Grenache Noir 2016
Swartland, South Africa
630871
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Borgo Scopeto Borgonero 2015, Igt Toscana Bottle Borgo Scopeto Borgonero 2015, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
421396
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$18.95 None
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Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2016, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2016, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
443473
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$17.95 None
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La Crema Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast (375ml) Bottle La Crema Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast (375ml)
California, Usa
728352
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$16.95 None
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Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2010, Igt Veneto Bottle Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2010, Igt Veneto
Veneto, Italy
958595
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$116.95 None
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Amisfield Pinot Noir 2015 Bottle Amisfield Pinot Noir 2015
New Zealand
179754
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$39.95 None
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El Valao Pago De Valdoneje Mencía 2015, Do Bierzo Bottle El Valao Pago De Valdoneje Mencía 2015, Do Bierzo
Bierzo, Spain
629204
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Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuvée Rosé Brut 2011, Traditional Method, Wo Robertson, South Africa Bottle Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuvée Rosé Brut 2011, Traditional Method, Wo Robertson, South Africa
Robertson, South Africa
630855
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Domaine Lerys Pur Schistes Fitou 2015, Fitou Bottle Domaine Lerys Pur Schistes Fitou 2015, Fitou
France
568493
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$20.95 None
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