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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Papantonis Metron Ariston Dry White 2019 Bottle Papantonis Metron Ariston Dry White 2019
Peloponnese, Greece
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$26.13 None
(0)
Down To Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2019, South Australia Bottle Down To Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2019, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$35.00 Shopping_bag
Taylor Fladgate Historic Limited Edition Reserve Tawny Port, Duoro Bottle Taylor Fladgate Historic Limited Edition Reserve Tawny Port, Duoro
Douro, Portugal
581561
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$49.95 High
(1000+)G
The Potts Family Bleasdale Vineyards Sparkling Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, South Australia (375ml) Bottle The Potts Family Bleasdale Vineyards Sparkling Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, South Australia (375ml)
Australia
15694
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$13.95 High
(435)V
Silverado Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley Bottle Silverado Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley
California, Usa
849583
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$179.95 None
(0)V
Stanners Pinot Noir The Narrow Rows 2018, VQA, Prince Edward County Bottle Stanners Pinot Noir The Narrow Rows 2018, VQA, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
BGCB20X434
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$45.00 Shopping_bag
Stanners Pinot Noir 2018, VQA, Prince Edward County Bottle Stanners Pinot Noir 2018, VQA, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$35.00 Shopping_bag
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2017 Bottle Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2017
South Australia, Australia
12016
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$150.00 Low
(2)V
Penfolds Rwt Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley Bottle Penfolds Rwt Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley
South Australia, Australia
12017
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$250.00 Low
(7)V
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, South Australia Bottle Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
12015
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$100.00 None
(0)V
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