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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Monte Bernardi Chianti Classico Docg Retromarcia 2016 Bottle Monte Bernardi Chianti Classico Docg Retromarcia 2016
Tuscany, Italy

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Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Mocenni '89 2015 Bottle Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Mocenni '89 2015
Tuscany, Italy

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I Fabbri Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg 2015 Bottle I Fabbri Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg 2015
Tuscany, Italy
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Castellare Di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva 2016, Docg Bottle Castellare Di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva 2016, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
508507
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$29.95 None
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Conte Capponi/Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Vigna Bastignano 2016 Bottle Conte Capponi/Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Vigna Bastignano 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Vigneto La Casuccia 2016 Bottle Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Vigneto La Casuccia 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Vigneto Bellavista 2016 Bottle Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Vigneto Bellavista 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Docg Bugialla 2016 Bottle Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Docg Bugialla 2016
Tuscany, Italy

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Gagliole Chianti Classico Riserva Gallùle 2016 Bottle Gagliole Chianti Classico Riserva Gallùle 2016
Tuscany, Italy

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Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2016 Bottle Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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