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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Mil Historias De Altolandon Bobal 2017, Manchuela Bottle Mil Historias De Altolandon Bobal 2017, Manchuela
Spain
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$19.94 None
(0)
Casa La Rad Solarce Tinto 2016 Bottle Casa La Rad Solarce Tinto 2016
Rioja, Spain
Agent
Review added: May 15, 2019
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$22.54 None
(0)
Terre Di Bruco Il Velo 2017 Bottle Terre Di Bruco Il Velo 2017
Sicily, Italy
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$20.00 None
(0)
Barbeito 5 Years Old Malvasia Reserva Madeira Bottle Barbeito 5 Years Old Malvasia Reserva Madeira
Portugal
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$20.48 None
(0)
Tenute Del Garda Lucone 2015, Riviera Del Garda Classico Bottle Tenute Del Garda Lucone 2015, Riviera Del Garda Classico
Italy
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$23.70 None
(0)
Chateau Les Croisille Le Croizillon 2017, Cahors Bottle Chateau Les Croisille Le Croizillon 2017, Cahors
Southwest, France
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$22.74 None
(0)
Tenuta Di Vignole Chianti Classico 2015 Bottle Tenuta Di Vignole Chianti Classico 2015
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$23.87 None
(0)
Casa La Rad Blanco 2015 Bottle Casa La Rad Blanco 2015
Rioja, Spain
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$31.58 None
(0)
Domaine De La Combe Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie Vielles Vignes 2016 Bottle Domaine De La Combe Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie Vielles Vignes 2016
Loire, France
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$25.93 None
(0)
Gilvesy Bohém 2017, Lake Balaton Bottle Gilvesy Bohém 2017, Lake Balaton
Hungary
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$21.61 None
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Szászi Birtok Badacsonyi Rózakö 2017 Bottle Szászi Birtok Badacsonyi Rózakö 2017
Hungary
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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$28.20 None
(0)
Le Parvis Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac Bottle Le Parvis Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac
Rhône, France
638551
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$53.95 High
(85)V
Ornellaia 2016, "La Tensione" Label, Doc Bolgheri Superiore Bottle Ornellaia 2016, "La Tensione" Label, Doc Bolgheri Superiore
Tuscany, Italy
722470
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$239.95 Medium
(30)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 Medium
(37)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
(116)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 Low
(1)V
Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017, Igp Pays D'oc
Languedoc, France
147975
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$14.95 High
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Bodega Fincas Las Moras Gran Syrah 2015, San Juan Bottle Bodega Fincas Las Moras Gran Syrah 2015, San Juan
Argentina
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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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Review added: May 08, 2019
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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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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$27.95 Shopping_bag
Altos Terruños Sunal Ilógico 2017, Calchalqui Valley Bottle Altos Terruños Sunal Ilógico 2017, Calchalqui Valley
Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$25.00 None
(0)
Alta Vista Atemporal 2015, Albaneve Vineyard, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Alta Vista Atemporal 2015, Albaneve Vineyard, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
144352
Review added: May 08, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Mascota Unanime Gran Vino Tinto 2015, Uco Valley Bottle Mascota Unanime Gran Vino Tinto 2015, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
466938
Review added: May 08, 2019
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Finca Las Moras Mora Negra 2014, San Juan Bottle Finca Las Moras Mora Negra 2014, San Juan
San Juan, Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$28.95 Shopping_bag
Clos De Los Siete 2015, Uco Valley Bottle Clos De Los Siete 2015, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$25.99 Shopping_bag
Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Franc 2014 Bottle Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Franc 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$30.00 Shopping_bag
El Esteco Old Vines 1958 Criolla 2018, Cafayate Valley Bottle El Esteco Old Vines 1958 Criolla 2018, Cafayate Valley
Salta, Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
La Mascota Chardonnay Unánime 2017, Maipu Bottle La Mascota Chardonnay Unánime 2017, Maipu
Mendoza, Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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El Esteco Torrontés Old Vines 1945 2018, Valle De Calchaquí Bottle El Esteco Torrontés Old Vines 1945 2018, Valle De Calchaquí
Salta, Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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$26.95 Shopping_bag
Stina Cuvee Crni 2017 Bottle Stina Cuvee Crni 2017
Croatia, World
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Review added: May 05, 2019
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$20.95 Shopping_bag
Domaine La Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine La Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2017, Ac
Loire, France
390625
Review added: May 05, 2019
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$15.95 High
(85)V
Savian Pinot Grigio 2018, Venezia Bottle Savian Pinot Grigio 2018, Venezia
Italy
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Review added: May 03, 2019
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$16.95 Shopping_bag
Les Vignerons De Buzet Domaine De Brazalem 2016, Buzet Bottle Les Vignerons De Buzet Domaine De Brazalem 2016, Buzet
Southwest, France
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Review added: May 03, 2019
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$21.95 Shopping_bag
Les Vignerons De Buzet Sans Sulfites Ajoutes 2017, Buzet Bottle Les Vignerons De Buzet Sans Sulfites Ajoutes 2017, Buzet
Southwest, France
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Review added: May 03, 2019
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$15.95 Shopping_bag
Arrocal 2018, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Arrocal 2018, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
67868
Review added: May 02, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Domaine Pascal Gibault Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Touraine Bottle Domaine Pascal Gibault Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Touraine
Loire, France
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Review added: May 02, 2019
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$15.95 Shopping_bag
La Sala Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Il Torriano 2015 Bottle La Sala Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Il Torriano 2015
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: May 01, 2019
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$90.00 Shopping_bag
Castello Di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva Docg Vigna Casi 2013 Bottle Castello Di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva Docg Vigna Casi 2013
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: May 01, 2019
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$28.95 Shopping_bag
Alejandro Fernández Dehesa La Granja 2011, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Y León Bottle Alejandro Fernández Dehesa La Granja 2011, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Y León
Castilla y León, Spain
192476
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$21.95 High
(156)V
Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2016, Canberra District Bottle Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2016, Canberra District
Australia
481861
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$28.75 High
(90)V
Basciano Chianti Rufina 2016, Docg Bottle Basciano Chianti Rufina 2016, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
68163
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$16.95 Low
(5)V
Planeta Frappato Di Vittoria 2016, Doc Bottle Planeta Frappato Di Vittoria 2016, Doc
Sicily, Italy
508655
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$25.95 Medium
(18)V
Kim Crawford Pinot Gris 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kim Crawford Pinot Gris 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
369850
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$19.95 High
(180)V
Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio 2017, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio 2017, Igt Delle Venezie
Italy
910497
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$16.95 Medium
(29)V
Oyster Bay Rosé 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Oyster Bay Rosé 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
493171
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2018, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2018, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
451773
Review added: May 01, 2019
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$13.95 Low
(1)V
Voyager Estate Girt By The Sea 2015, Margaret River Bottle Voyager Estate Girt By The Sea 2015, Margaret River
Margaret River, Australia
Agent
Review added: April 26, 2019
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$27.26 Shopping_bag
Alpamanta Natal Malbec 2017 Bottle Alpamanta Natal Malbec 2017
Mendoza, Argentina
Agent
Review added: April 26, 2019
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$19.95 Shopping_bag
Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Chardonnay 2017 Bottle Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Chardonnay 2017
Margaret River, Australia
Agent
Review added: April 26, 2019
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$26.95 Shopping_bag
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