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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Tahora Medeiros Rosé 2017, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Tahora Medeiros Rosé 2017, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Alentejo, Portugal
451385
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$12.95 None
(0)V
Fontanafredda Serralunga D'alba Barolo 2013, Barolo Bottle Fontanafredda Serralunga D'alba Barolo 2013, Barolo
Piedmont, Italy
943290
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$44.95 None
(0)V
Principessa Gavia Gavi 2017 Bottle Principessa Gavia Gavi 2017
Piedmont, Italy
250696
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$19.95 High
(70)V
Cecchi Storia Di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2015 Bottle Cecchi Storia Di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2015
Tuscany, Italy
540922
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Puklus Pincészet Tokaji Yellow Muscat 2016, Tokaj Hegyalja Bottle Puklus Pincészet Tokaji Yellow Muscat 2016, Tokaj Hegyalja
Hungary
46508
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$16.95 None
(0)V
Château Vignol Blanc 2016, Ac Entre Deux Mers Bottle Château Vignol Blanc 2016, Ac Entre Deux Mers
Bordeaux, France
108522
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$15.95 None
(0)V
Duca Catemario Di Quadri Collezione Privata Pinot Grigio Rosé 2017, Doc Friuli Bottle Duca Catemario Di Quadri Collezione Privata Pinot Grigio Rosé 2017, Doc Friuli
Friuli, Italy
451146
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$14.95 None
(0)V
Cotnari Grasa De Cotnari 2015, Doc Cotnari Bottle Cotnari Grasa De Cotnari 2015, Doc Cotnari
Moldova, World
73205
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$14.95 High
(166)V
Sander Pinot Blanc Trocken 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Sander Pinot Blanc Trocken 2016, Qualitätswein
Unknown, World
413930
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$14.95 None
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Hogue Cellars Late Harvest Riesling 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington Bottle Hogue Cellars Late Harvest Riesling 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington
Washington, Usa
546390
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$14.95 None
(0)V
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