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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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz 2018, South Australia Bottle Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
309625
Review added: October 13, 2020
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$100.00 None
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Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018, South Australia Bottle Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
422782
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$50.00 None
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Penfolds Grange 2016, South Australia Bottle Penfolds Grange 2016, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
468827
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$995.00 None
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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018, Tumbarumba, Adelaide Hills Bottle Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018, Tumbarumba, Adelaide Hills
Tasmania, Australia
12014
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$49.95 None
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Silverado Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley Bottle Silverado Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley
California, Usa
111880
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$180.00 None
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Villa Melnik Aplauz Melnik 55 Reserve 2017, Struma Valley Bottle Villa Melnik Aplauz Melnik 55 Reserve 2017, Struma Valley
Bulgaria, World
Agent
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Todoroff Boutique Rainbow Red 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley Bottle Todoroff Boutique Rainbow Red 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley
Bulgaria, World
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Zagreus Reserve Mavrud 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley Bottle Zagreus Reserve Mavrud 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley
Bulgaria, World
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Zagreus Tiara Mavrud 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley Bottle Zagreus Tiara Mavrud 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley
Bulgaria, World
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Yamantievs Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley Bottle Yamantievs Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve 2018, Pgi Thracian Valley
Bulgaria, World
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