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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Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
416511
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$26.95 High
(638)V
Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
686659
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$39.95 High
(230)V
Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014, Docg Bottle Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
704346
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$31.95 None
(0)V
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Chianti Classico Bottle Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
540971
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Juvénal La Terre Du Petit Homme 2015 Bottle Château Juvénal La Terre Du Petit Homme 2015
Rhone, France
490672
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$27.95 High
(404)V
Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma County Bottle Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma County
California, Usa
275552
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
559872
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$26.95 High
(669)V
Studert Prüm Maxiominhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2016, Prädikatswein Bottle Studert Prüm Maxiominhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2016, Prädikatswein
Mosel, Germany
970129
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$25.95 High
(1000+)V
Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2015, 50th Anniversary, Napa Valley Bottle Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2015, 50th Anniversary, Napa Valley
California, Usa
221887
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Mullineux Kloof Street Red 2016 Bottle Mullineux Kloof Street Red 2016
Swartland, South Africa
460964
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Louis Roederer Premier Brut Champagne, Ac (1500ml) Bottle Louis Roederer Premier Brut Champagne, Ac (1500ml)
Champagne, France
440883
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$149.95 Medium
(14)V
Argyle Artisan Series Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Argyle Artisan Series Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
70623
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$59.95 High
(170)V
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
974527
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
The Doctors' Rosé 2017 Bottle The Doctors' Rosé 2017
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
498428
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$19.95 High
(374)V
E. Guigal Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2016, Ac Bottle E. Guigal Côtes Du Rhône Blanc 2016, Ac
Rhone, France
290296
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
64618
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Loma Larga Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Casablanca Valley Bottle Loma Larga Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
283630
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$15.95 High
(907)V
Château Saint Roch Le Rosé 2017, Ap Côtes Du Roussillon Bottle Château Saint Roch Le Rosé 2017, Ap Côtes Du Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
557900
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Pio Cesare Barbera D'alba 2016, Doc Bottle Pio Cesare Barbera D'alba 2016, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
938886
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Kim Crawford Small Parcels Favourite Homestead Pinot Gris 2016, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kim Crawford Small Parcels Favourite Homestead Pinot Gris 2016, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
415463
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$24.95 High
(435)V
Potel Aviron Vieilles Vignes Moulin À Vent 2015, Ac Bottle Potel Aviron Vieilles Vignes Moulin À Vent 2015, Ac
Beaujolais, France
368134
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay 2016, Oregon Bottle A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay 2016, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
269258
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$22.95 High
(838)V
Domaine Matabrune Bourgueil 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Matabrune Bourgueil 2015, Ac
Loire, France
196865
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese/Colorino 2014, Doc Rosso Di Torgiano Bottle Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese/Colorino 2014, Doc Rosso Di Torgiano
Umbria, Italy
368548
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
68015
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
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