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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Ornellaia 2016, Doc Bolgheri Superiore Bottle Ornellaia 2016, Doc Bolgheri Superiore
Tuscany, Italy
722470
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$239.95 None
(0)V
A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2015, Oregon Bottle A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2015, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
229781
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$24.95 High
(1000+)E
Izadi Larrosa Rosé 2018, Doca Rioja Bottle Izadi Larrosa Rosé 2018, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
490961
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Henry Of Pelham Family Tree White 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Henry Of Pelham Family Tree White 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
251116
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$17.95 High
(481)V
Cabriz Rosé 2018, Doc Dão Bottle Cabriz Rosé 2018, Doc Dão
Dão, Portugal
30445
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017 Bottle Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
147975
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$14.95 Medium
(12)V
Bodega Fincas Las Moras Gran Syrah 2015, San Juan Bottle Bodega Fincas Las Moras Gran Syrah 2015, San Juan
Argentina
Agent
Review added: May 08, 2019
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Argento Single Vineyard Las Cerezas Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira Bottle Argento Single Vineyard Las Cerezas Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira
Mendoza, Argentina
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$29.00 Shopping_bag
El Esteco Fincas Notables Malbec 2015, Calchaqui Valley Bottle El Esteco Fincas Notables Malbec 2015, Calchaqui Valley
Salta, Argentina
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Altos Terruños Sunal Ilógico 2017, Calchalqui Valley Bottle Altos Terruños Sunal Ilógico 2017, Calchalqui Valley
Argentina
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$25.00 None
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