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 De Nages Vieilles Vignes Costières De Nîmes 2015, Ac Bottle Château De Nages Vieilles Vignes Costières De Nîmes 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
40964
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$21.95 High
(173)V
Herdade Paço Do Conde 2015, Vinho Regional Alentejano Bottle Herdade Paço Do Conde 2015, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Alentejo, Portugal
131821
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
Review added: March 08, 2018
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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
(464)V
Castelo Do Mar Albariño 2016, Do Rías Baixas Bottle Castelo Do Mar Albariño 2016, Do Rías Baixas
Rias Baixas, Spain
488734
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Attems Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Venezia Giulia Bottle Attems Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Venezia Giulia
Veneto, Italy
707950
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Moutard Père & Fils Cuvée Prestige Brut Champagne, Ac Bottle Moutard Père & Fils Cuvée Prestige Brut Champagne, Ac
Champagne, France
514372
Review added: March 08, 2018
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$51.95 High
(683)V
Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
Agent
Review added: March 07, 2018
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Canneta Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 Bottle Canneta Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: February 28, 2018
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$59.95 None
(0)
Château Cantenac 2014, Ac Saint émilion Grand Cru Bottle Château Cantenac 2014, Ac Saint émilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux, France
Agent
Review added: February 28, 2018
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$34.95 None
(0)
Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo Di Torbe 2012, Docg Bottle Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo Di Torbe 2012, Docg
Veneto, Italy
548677
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$120.95 High
(411)V
Henri Bardouin Pastis, Provence, France (700ml) Bottle Henri Bardouin Pastis, Provence, France (700ml)
Provence, France
951368
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$42.95 High
(150)V
Domaine Pinson Frères Mont De Milieu Chablis 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Pinson Frères Mont De Milieu Chablis 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
700914
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$52.95 High
(152)V
Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara 2012 Bottle Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara 2012
Tuscany, Italy
47381
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$109.95 High
(743)V
Domaine De La Solitude Cuvée Barberini Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Solitude Cuvée Barberini Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac
Rhone, France
525907
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$75.95 High
(871)V
Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014, Napa County Bottle Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014, Napa County
California, Usa
1537
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$71.95 High
(424)V
Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
113357
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$64.95 None
(0)V
Peter Franus Brandlin Vineyard Zinfandel 2014, Mount Veeder Bottle Peter Franus Brandlin Vineyard Zinfandel 2014, Mount Veeder
California, Usa
57331
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$57.95 High
(491)V
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