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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Stratus Wildass Sauvignon Blanc 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Stratus Wildass Sauvignon Blanc 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
376814
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(547)V
Zardetto Molín Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2015, Docg Bottle Zardetto Molín Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2015, Docg
Veneto, Italy
514521
Review added: April 11, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Casata Monfort Lagrein 2016 Bottle Casata Monfort Lagrein 2016
Trentino, Italy
Agent
Review added: April 06, 2018
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$24.95 None
(0)
Alois Caulino Falaghina 2016,  Igp Campania Bottle Alois Caulino Falaghina 2016, Igp Campania
Campania, Italy
Agent
Review added: March 26, 2018
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$22.00 None
(0)
Le Fraghe Rodòn Chiaretto 2017, Bardolino Bottle Le Fraghe Rodòn Chiaretto 2017, Bardolino
Veneto, Italy
Agent
Review added: March 26, 2018
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$25.25 None
(0)
Domaine Anita Terra Rosa Beaujolais 2016 Bottle Domaine Anita Terra Rosa Beaujolais 2016
Beaujolais, France
Agent
Review added: March 20, 2018
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$19.95 None
(0)
Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2016, Solicchiata Bottle Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2016, Solicchiata
Sicily, Italy
538165
Review added: March 16, 2018
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$25.95 Medium
(40)V
Malivoire Rose Moira 2017, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Malivoire Rose Moira 2017, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: March 13, 2018
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Malivoire Vivant Rosé 2017, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Malivoire Vivant Rosé 2017, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
498535
Review added: March 13, 2018
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$19.95 Medium
(40)V
Catena Alta Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendoza Bottle Catena Alta Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
959965
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$48.95 High
(96)V
Il Molino Di Grace Il Margone Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011, Docg Bottle Il Molino Di Grace Il Margone Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
435115
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$42.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Les Ondines Passion Vacqueyras 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Les Ondines Passion Vacqueyras 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
536854
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$39.95 High
(82)V
Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Fumé Blanc To Kalon Vineyard 2013, Napa Valley Bottle Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Fumé Blanc To Kalon Vineyard 2013, Napa Valley
California, Usa
326165
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$59.95 High
(135)V
Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Riserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Doc Collio Bottle Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Riserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Doc Collio
Friuli, Italy
541599
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$48.95 High
(77)V
Izadi El Regalo 2014, Doca Rioja Bottle Izadi El Regalo 2014, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
532994
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$34.95 High
(128)V
Matthias Et Emile Roblin Le Enclos De Maimbray Sancerre 2015, Ac Bottle Matthias Et Emile Roblin Le Enclos De Maimbray Sancerre 2015, Ac
Loire, France
527200
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese 2015, Prädikatswein Bottle Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese 2015, Prädikatswein
Mosel, Germany
727370
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$29.95 High
(986)V
Odfjell Vineyards Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley Bottle Odfjell Vineyards Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley, Chile
542407
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Pech Redon La Clape L'épervier 2014, Ac Bottle Château Pech Redon La Clape L'épervier 2014, Ac
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
129965
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$22.95 High
(919)V
Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
731620
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$89.95 High
(527)V
Marziano Abbona Terlo Ravera Barolo 2011, Docg Bottle Marziano Abbona Terlo Ravera Barolo 2011, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
67918
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$59.95 High
(933)V
Domaine Drouhin Roserock Pinot Noir 2014, Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley Bottle Domaine Drouhin Roserock Pinot Noir 2014, Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
529107
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$39.95 High
(191)V
Grand Tokaj Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013, Pdo Tokaj (500ml) Bottle Grand Tokaj Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013, Pdo Tokaj (500ml)
Hungary
539650
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$29.95 High
(571)V
Sergio Zenato Riserva Lugana 2015, Doc Bottle Sergio Zenato Riserva Lugana 2015, Doc
Veneto, Italy
928218
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$39.95 High
(597)V
Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne 2015 Bottle Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne 2015
Burgundy, France
528018
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$25.95 High
(181)V
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