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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Château Grivière 2011, Cru Bourgeois, Ac Médoc Bottle Château Grivière 2011, Cru Bourgeois, Ac Médoc
Bordeaux, France
469783
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$24.95 High
(724)V
Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
98392
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Viña Cobos Bramare Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Viña Cobos Bramare Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
123729
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$44.95 High
(890)V
Château Langlais 2010, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion Bottle Château Langlais 2010, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
463273
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
Luigi Bosca Gala 2 2014 Bottle Luigi Bosca Gala 2 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
542647
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$36.95 High
(326)V
Ulisse Unico Pecorino 2016, Igt Terre Di Chieti Bottle Ulisse Unico Pecorino 2016, Igt Terre Di Chieti
Abruzzo, Italy
249128
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$20.95 None
(0)V
Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014, Ac Bottle Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014, Ac
Burgundy, France
285601
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$31.95 High
(650)V
Temperamento Bobal 2014, Do Utiel Requena Bottle Temperamento Bobal 2014, Do Utiel Requena
Spain
545913
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Alta Vista Terroir Selection Malbec 2014, Mendoza Bottle Alta Vista Terroir Selection Malbec 2014, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
542035
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Andreza Reserva 2014, Doc Douro Bottle Andreza Reserva 2014, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
385849
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$16.95 High
(539)V
Monterra Fleurieu Peninsula Nero D'avola 2016, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia Bottle Monterra Fleurieu Peninsula Nero D'avola 2016, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
534743
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$18.95 High
(538)V
Confidencial Reserva 2014, Vinho Regional Lisboa Bottle Confidencial Reserva 2014, Vinho Regional Lisboa
Portugal
452789
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$14.95 High
(64)V
Castelli Del Grevepesa Clemente Vii Chianti Classico 2014, Docg Bottle Castelli Del Grevepesa Clemente Vii Chianti Classico 2014, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
421388
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Henry Of Pelham Estate Riesling 2016, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Henry Of Pelham Estate Riesling 2016, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
557165
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Château De Nages Vieilles Vignes Costières De Nîmes 2015, Ac Bottle Château De Nages Vieilles Vignes Costières De Nîmes 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
40964
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Bottle Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016
New Zealand
536177
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$21.95 High
(198)V
Herdade Paço Do Conde 2015, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Herdade Paço Do Conde 2015, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Alentejo, Portugal
131821
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Gardien Frères Le Nectar Des Fées Saint Pourçain 2016, Ap Bottle Domaine Gardien Frères Le Nectar Des Fées Saint Pourçain 2016, Ap
Loire, France
534404
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Anima Di Negroamaro Lizzano Negroamaro Rosso Superiore 2014, Dop Bottle Anima Di Negroamaro Lizzano Negroamaro Rosso Superiore 2014, Dop
Puglia, Italy
536300
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Fontanafredda Eremo Langhe Rosso 2014, Doc Bottle Fontanafredda Eremo Langhe Rosso 2014, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
454041
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Man Family Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Wo Western Cape Bottle Man Family Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Wo Western Cape
Western Cape, South Africa
461004
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Bertolani Rosé, Doc Lambrusco Reggiano, Emilia Romagna, Italy Bottle Bertolani Rosé, Doc Lambrusco Reggiano, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Emilia Romagna, Italy
422865
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Beyra Vinhos De Altitude Red 2015, Doc Beira Interior Bottle Beyra Vinhos De Altitude Red 2015, Doc Beira Interior
Portugal
408120
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
Greenhough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Bottle Greenhough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Nelson, New Zealand
536193
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
A To Z Pinot Gris 2016, Oregon Bottle A To Z Pinot Gris 2016, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
258145
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$19.95 High
(489)V
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