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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Summerhill Pyramid Cipes Ariel 2000, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Summerhill Pyramid Cipes Ariel 2000, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
BGCB20X208
Review added: October 16, 2020
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Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
302083
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$24.95 High
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Bachelder Parfum De Niagara Pinot Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Parfum De Niagara Pinot Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Agent
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Barbeito 5 Years Old Rainwater Reserva Medium Dry, Madeira Bottle Barbeito 5 Years Old Rainwater Reserva Medium Dry, Madeira
Portugal
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Château Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2018, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Blaye Bottle Château Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2018, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Blaye
Bordeaux, France
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Villa Reguela 2017, Doc Duoro Bottle Villa Reguela 2017, Doc Duoro
Douro, Portugal
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$21.00 None
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Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018, South Australia Bottle Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
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Finca Martha Gran Blend 2018, Mendoza Bottle Finca Martha Gran Blend 2018, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
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Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 2018, South Australia Bottle Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
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Niepoort Nat'cool! Tinto (1000 Ml) 2019, Bairrada Bottle Niepoort Nat'cool! Tinto (1000 Ml) 2019, Bairrada
Bairrada, Portugal
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