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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Los Haroldos Reserva De Familia Malbec 2015, Mendoza Bottle Los Haroldos Reserva De Familia Malbec 2015, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
646612
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$17.00 High
(1000+)V
Domaine De L'idylle Jacquère Savoie 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine De L'idylle Jacquère Savoie 2017, Ac
Savoie, France
645333
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Bibliotheque Travel Writing Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Bibliotheque Travel Writing Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
668608
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Laffitte Carcasset 2015, Ac St éstephe Bottle Château Laffitte Carcasset 2015, Ac St éstephe
Bordeaux, France
636191
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$46.95 High
(670)V
Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Coonawarra, South Australia Bottle Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Coonawarra, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
639575
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
La Vigne Des Sablons Vouvray 2017, Ac Bottle La Vigne Des Sablons Vouvray 2017, Ac
Loire, France
635813
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Rymill Coonawarra Mc2 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia Bottle Rymill Coonawarra Mc2 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
919324
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Pagos Del Galir Godello 2017, Doc Valdeorras  Bottle Pagos Del Galir Godello 2017, Doc Valdeorras
Spain
645390
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Max Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes 2017, Sancerre Bottle Jean Max Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes 2017, Sancerre
Loire, France
65573
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$30.95 High
(121)V
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Single Vineyard, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Single Vineyard, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
483065
Review added: June 18, 2019
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$28.95 High
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