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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Gata Flora Torrontés 2017, Cafayate Valley Bottle Gata Flora Torrontés 2017, Cafayate Valley
Unknown, World
629444
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Montes Limited Selection Leyda Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Leyda Valley Bottle Montes Limited Selection Leyda Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Leyda Valley
Chile
32060
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Curvos Loureiro 2017, Doc Vinho Verde Bottle Curvos Loureiro 2017, Doc Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
471284
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$12.95 High
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Maison De Grand Esprit L'être Magique Bourgogne 2016, Ac Bottle Maison De Grand Esprit L'être Magique Bourgogne 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
628941
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Paolo Conterno Anforti 2015, Igt Toscana Bottle Paolo Conterno Anforti 2015, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
574269
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Langhorne Creek Bottle Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Langhorne Creek
South Australia, Australia
661892
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Mount Riley Pinot Noir 2017, South Island Bottle Mount Riley Pinot Noir 2017, South Island
New Zealand
60137
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$18.95 High
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Château Les Petits Arnauds Tradition 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Blaye Bottle Château Les Petits Arnauds Tradition 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Blaye
Bordeaux, France
630103
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$16.95 High
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San Raffaele Pinot Grigio 2017, Doc Delle Venezie Bottle San Raffaele Pinot Grigio 2017, Doc Delle Venezie
Unknown, World
204768
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$15.95 High
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Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2017, Ac
Loire, France
745349
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
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