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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The Hairy Arm Sunbury Shiraz 2015 Bottle The Hairy Arm Sunbury Shiraz 2015
Australia
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Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Yarra Valley, Australia
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Cucha Cucha Cinsault 2017, Itata Valley Bottle Cucha Cucha Cinsault 2017, Itata Valley
Chile
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Mirus Alvarinho 2017 Bottle Mirus Alvarinho 2017
Vinho Verde, Portugal
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Loveblock Pinot Gris 2018 Bottle Loveblock Pinot Gris 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
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Clos Saint Antonin Côtes Du Rhône 2016 Bottle Clos Saint Antonin Côtes Du Rhône 2016
Rhône, France
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Bodegas Los Frailes Bilogia Monastrell Syrah 2016, Valencia Bottle Bodegas Los Frailes Bilogia Monastrell Syrah 2016, Valencia
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Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Uco Valley Bottle Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
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Mil Historias De Altolandon Bobal 2017, Manchuela Bottle Mil Historias De Altolandon Bobal 2017, Manchuela
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Casa La Rad Solarce Tinto 2016 Bottle Casa La Rad Solarce Tinto 2016
Rioja, Spain
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