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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Marques D La Concordia Viña Alarde Reserva 2013, Doca Rioja Bottle Marques D La Concordia Viña Alarde Reserva 2013, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
10548
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Echeverria Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2017, Leyda Valley Bottle Echeverria Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2017, Leyda Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
485284
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Agamy Louis Tete Les Petites Pierres Régnié 2018, Ap Bottle Agamy Louis Tete Les Petites Pierres Régnié 2018, Ap
Beaujolais, France
11910
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Saint Louis La Perdrix L'envol 2018, Ap Costières De Nîmes Bottle Château Saint Louis La Perdrix L'envol 2018, Ap Costières De Nîmes
Languedoc, France
10514
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
The Foreign Affair Conspiracy 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Foreign Affair Conspiracy 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
149237
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$21.95 High
(1000+)E
Seaglass Pinot Noir 2017, Santa Barbara County Bottle Seaglass Pinot Noir 2017, Santa Barbara County
California, Usa
539163
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Curicó Valley Bottle Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Curicó Valley
Curicó Valley, Chile
12671
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Matahiwi Estate Me Pinot Noir 2018, Wairarapa, North Island Bottle Matahiwi Estate Me Pinot Noir 2018, Wairarapa, North Island
Wairarapa, New Zealand
12606
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015, Apalta, Colchagua Valley Bottle Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015, Apalta, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
481010
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$18.95 High
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K Vintners Vino Rosso 2016 Bottle K Vintners Vino Rosso 2016
Washington, Usa
514927
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
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