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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Molino Vini Barbaresco Teorema 2016, Barbaresco Bottle Molino Vini Barbaresco Teorema 2016, Barbaresco
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$55.00 None
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Rosso Dell'arnasa Merlot 2018, Piave Doc Bottle Rosso Dell'arnasa Merlot 2018, Piave Doc
Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Castello Di Roncade Cabernet 2016, Piave Doc Bottle Castello Di Roncade Cabernet 2016, Piave Doc
Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Dogliotti Barbera D'asti Superiore 2016, Barbera D'asti Docg Bottle Dogliotti Barbera D'asti Superiore 2016, Barbera D'asti Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Raboso Dell'arnasa 2016, Piave Doc Bottle Raboso Dell'arnasa 2016, Piave Doc
Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Tenuta Montemagno Austerum 2017, Barbera D'asti Rosso Docg Bottle Tenuta Montemagno Austerum 2017, Barbera D'asti Rosso Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Bindi I Sergardi Achille 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso Bottle Bindi I Sergardi Achille 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$23.03 None
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Capezzana Carmignano 2015, Docg Bottle Capezzana Carmignano 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Tenuta Olim Bauda La Villa Barbera D'asti 2018, Doc Bottle Tenuta Olim Bauda La Villa Barbera D'asti 2018, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$27.20 None
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Domaine De Beyssac Initial 2016, Aop Cotes Du Marmandais Bottle Domaine De Beyssac Initial 2016, Aop Cotes Du Marmandais
France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Albeisa Dolcetto D'alba Le Querce 2018, Piedmont Bottle Albeisa Dolcetto D'alba Le Querce 2018, Piedmont
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Versado Old Vines Malbec 2015 Bottle Versado Old Vines Malbec 2015
Mendoza, Argentina
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$44.00 None
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Kellerei Bozen Huck Am Bach Sudtirol Alto Adige 2018, Doc St. Magdalener Bottle Kellerei Bozen Huck Am Bach Sudtirol Alto Adige 2018, Doc St. Magdalener
Alto Adige/Trentino, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Terre Di Bruca Origine Merlot 2017, Igp Terre Sicilane Bottle Terre Di Bruca Origine Merlot 2017, Igp Terre Sicilane
Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$23.15 Shopping_bag
Kellerei Bozen Lagrein Sudtirol Alto Adige 2019 Bottle Kellerei Bozen Lagrein Sudtirol Alto Adige 2019
Alto Adige/Trentino, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Can Sumoi La Rosa 2018, Penedes Bottle Can Sumoi La Rosa 2018, Penedes
Penedès, Spain
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$28.40 None
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Albert Mann Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace Bottle Albert Mann Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace
Alsace, France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Terre Di Bruca Pietre Al Vento 2017, Igp Terre Sicilane Bottle Terre Di Bruca Pietre Al Vento 2017, Igp Terre Sicilane
Sicily, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Bianco Dell'arnasa 2018, Piave Doc Bottle Bianco Dell'arnasa 2018, Piave Doc
Italy
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Agricolo Molino Arneis Sibilla 2019, Langhe Bottle Agricolo Molino Arneis Sibilla 2019, Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$26.00 None
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Stratus Tollgate Chardonnay 2018, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Stratus Tollgate Chardonnay 2018, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
644583
Review added: May 23, 2020
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$24.95 High
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Dogliotti Chardonnay 2018, Doc Bottle Dogliotti Chardonnay 2018, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Domaine Oudin Chablis 2017, Chablis Bottle Domaine Oudin Chablis 2017, Chablis
Burgundy, France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$39.95 None
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Pearce Predhomme Chenin Blanc Old Vine/Wild Ferment 2019 Bottle Pearce Predhomme Chenin Blanc Old Vine/Wild Ferment 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$22.74 None
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Charles Baker Riesling Ivan Vineyard 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Charles Baker Riesling Ivan Vineyard 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Raventos I Blanc De Nit Conca Del Riu Anoia 2017 Bottle Raventos I Blanc De Nit Conca Del Riu Anoia 2017
Spain
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$38.95 None
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Malivoire Stouck Farmstead Red 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle Malivoire Stouck Farmstead Red 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$26.95 None
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Malivoire Stouck Farmstead Red 2017, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle Malivoire Stouck Farmstead Red 2017, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$26.95 None
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Domaine Queylus Droite 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Domaine Queylus Droite 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$39.95 None
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Domaine Queylus Cabernet Franc Réserve Du Domaine 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle Domaine Queylus Cabernet Franc Réserve Du Domaine 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 22, 2020
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$37.95 None
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Domaine Queylus Cabernet Franc Tradition 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Domaine Queylus Cabernet Franc Tradition 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 22, 2020
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
392738
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$31.95 High
(133)V
Domaine Queylus Tradition Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Domaine Queylus Tradition Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
417774
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$27.95 High
(113)V
Southbrook Late Harvest Vidal 2019, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Late Harvest Vidal 2019, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$54.90 Shopping_bag
Stratus Merlot 2013, Niagara On The Lake  Bottle Stratus Merlot 2013, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$32.00 Shopping_bag
Malivoire Merlot Stouck 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Malivoire Merlot Stouck 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$29.95 None
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Malivoire Wismer Cabernet Franc 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Malivoire Wismer Cabernet Franc 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 22, 2020
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Cave Spring Cabernet Franc Estate 2018, Beamsville Bench Bottle Cave Spring Cabernet Franc Estate 2018, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$34.95 None
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13th Street Cabernet Franc 2018, Creek Shores Bottle 13th Street Cabernet Franc 2018, Creek Shores
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 22, 2020
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$24.95 None
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Tawse Cabernet Franc Laundry Vineyard 2016, Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle
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Tawse Cabernet Franc Laundry Vineyard 2016, Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
13201
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$34.95 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Gravity Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Flat Rock Gravity Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
1560
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$35.15 None
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Bachelder Les Villages Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Les Villages Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$34.95 None
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Southbrook Laundry Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Southbrook Laundry Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
646885
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$35.00 Medium
(15)V
Malivoire Pinot Noir Small Lot 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Malivoire Pinot Noir Small Lot 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Cave Spring Cellars Pinot Noir Estate 2018, Beamsville Bench Bottle Cave Spring Cellars Pinot Noir Estate 2018, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
246561
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$39.95 None
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Westcott Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Westcott Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$29.99 None
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Rosehall Run Hungry Point Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Rosehall Run Hungry Point Pinot Noir 2017, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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Stratus Gamay 2018, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Stratus Gamay 2018, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$29.20 Shopping_bag
Bachelder Les Villages Gamay 2018, Niagara Peinsula Bottle Bachelder Les Villages Gamay 2018, Niagara Peinsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$22.95 None
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13th Street Gamay Whitty Vineyard 2018, Creek Shores Bottle 13th Street Gamay Whitty Vineyard 2018, Creek Shores
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 22, 2020
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$23.95 Shopping_bag
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