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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Pierre Sparr Sol Calcaire Riesling 2015, Ac Alsace Bottle Pierre Sparr Sol Calcaire Riesling 2015, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
10683
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Château De Tréviac Corbières 2017, Ap Bottle Château De Tréviac Corbières 2017, Ap
Midi, France
670505
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2018, VQA Ontario Bottle Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2018, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
461699
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$24.95 High
(1000+)E
Clos De Luz Massal 1945 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Almahue, Do Rapel Valley Bottle Clos De Luz Massal 1945 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Almahue, Do Rapel Valley
Rapel Valley, Chile
12675
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Paxton Aaa Shiraz/Grenache 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Paxton Aaa Shiraz/Grenache 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
149898
Review added: January 07, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Campbell Kind Wine Rosso 2018, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Campbell Kind Wine Rosso 2018, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
10705
Review added: January 03, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Max Roger Cuvée Marnes Et Caillottes Sancerre 2018, Ac Bottle Jean Max Roger Cuvée Marnes Et Caillottes Sancerre 2018, Ac
Loire, France
196667
Review added: December 17, 2019
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$31.95 High
(254)V
Gilvesy Bohém 2018, Lake Balaton Bottle Gilvesy Bohém 2018, Lake Balaton
Hungary
Agent
Review added: December 15, 2019
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Gilvesy Pincészet Terra No.1 Basalt Volcanic Rajnai Rizling 2018, Badacsony Bottle Gilvesy Pincészet Terra No.1 Basalt Volcanic Rajnai Rizling 2018, Badacsony
Hungary
0
Review added: December 14, 2019
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Domäne Wachau Riesling Terrassen Federspiel 2018, Wachau Bottle Domäne Wachau Riesling Terrassen Federspiel 2018, Wachau
Wachau, Austria
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Review added: December 14, 2019
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$1.00 Shopping_bag
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