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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Pegasus Bay Riesling 'classic' 2017, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Riesling 'classic' 2017, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
WA-33078
Review added: May 05, 2020
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$23.50 Shopping_bag
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2018, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2018, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
Agent
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$30.00 Shopping_bag
Greystone Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2018, North Canterbury  Waipara Bottle Greystone Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2018, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123569
Review added: May 05, 2020
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$0.00 None
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Greystone Pinot Noir 2016, Waipara Valley, South Island Bottle Greystone Pinot Noir 2016, Waipara Valley, South Island
Waipara, New Zealand
123568
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$34.00 None
(0)
Greystone Chardonnay 2017, North Canterbury  Waipara Bottle Greystone Chardonnay 2017, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123567
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$34.00 None
(0)
Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2015, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2015, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
WA-33084
Review added: May 05, 2020
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$50.00 Shopping_bag
Muddy Water Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury   Waipara Bottle Muddy Water Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123564
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$35.70 None
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Muddy Water Chardonnay 2016, North Canterbury   Waipara Bottle Muddy Water Chardonnay 2016, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123563
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$32.30 None
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Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury  Cheviot Bottle Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury Cheviot
New Zealand
123562
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$37.95 None
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Mt. Beautiful Riesling 2016, North Canterbury  Cheviot Bottle Mt. Beautiful Riesling 2016, North Canterbury Cheviot
New Zealand
123561
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$0.00 None
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The Bone Line Pinot Noir Waimanu Black Lable 2016, North Canterbury   Waipara Bottle The Bone Line Pinot Noir Waimanu Black Lable 2016, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123560
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$0.00 None
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The Bone Line Pinot Noir Wai Iti White Lable 2017, North Canterbury  Waipara Bottle The Bone Line Pinot Noir Wai Iti White Lable 2017, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123559
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$0.00 None
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Pegasus Bay Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
Agent
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$48.95 Shopping_bag
Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury  Waipara Bottle Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123557
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$51.00 None
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Pegasus Bay Aria Late Harvest Riesling 2016, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Aria Late Harvest Riesling 2016, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
WA-33086
Review added: May 05, 2020
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$34.50 Shopping_bag
Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling 2017, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling 2017, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
WA-33077
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$27.00 Shopping_bag
Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay 2017, North Canterbury  Cheviot Bottle Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay 2017, North Canterbury Cheviot
New Zealand
123554
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$22.87 None
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Pegasus Bay Encore Riesling 2016, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Encore Riesling 2016, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
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$34.50 Shopping_bag
Pegasus Bay Aria Late Harvest Riesling 2009, Waipara Bottle Pegasus Bay Aria Late Harvest Riesling 2009, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
WA-33086
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$34.50 Shopping_bag
Greystone Thomas Brothers Pinot Noir 2015, North Canterbury  Waipara Bottle Greystone Thomas Brothers Pinot Noir 2015, North Canterbury Waipara
New Zealand
123551
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$85.00 None
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Bell Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2013, North Canterbury Bottle Bell Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2013, North Canterbury
Canterbury, New Zealand
123550
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$80.00 None
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Palliser Rosé 2019 Bottle Palliser Rosé 2019
Martinborough, New Zealand
123549
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$21.25 None
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Palliser Pinot Gris Om Santi 2018 Bottle Palliser Pinot Gris Om Santi 2018
Martinborough, New Zealand
123548
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$23.80 None
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Martinborough Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Martinborough Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017
Martinborough, New Zealand
123547
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$0.00 None
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Palliser Estate Chardonnay 2018, Martinborough Bottle Palliser Estate Chardonnay 2018, Martinborough
Martinborough, New Zealand
123546
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$22.00 None
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Johner Pinot Noir Réserve 2016, Gladstone Bottle Johner Pinot Noir Réserve 2016, Gladstone
New Zealand
123545
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$0.00 None
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Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2018, Martinborough, North Island Bottle Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2018, Martinborough, North Island
Martinborough, New Zealand
123544
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$45.05 None
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Matahiwi Estate Holly South Series Chardonnay 2017 Bottle Matahiwi Estate Holly South Series Chardonnay 2017
Wairarapa, New Zealand
12622
Review added: May 05, 2020
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$24.95 None
(0)A
Matahiwi Estate Holly Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle Matahiwi Estate Holly Pinot Noir 2018
Wairarapa, New Zealand
123542
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$0.00 None
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Urlar Pinot Noir 2017, Gladstone Bottle Urlar Pinot Noir 2017, Gladstone
New Zealand
123541
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$0.00 None
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The Elder Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle The Elder Pinot Noir 2016
Martinborough, New Zealand
123540
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$0.00 None
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Te Kairanga John Martin Chardonnay 2018 Bottle Te Kairanga John Martin Chardonnay 2018
Martinborough, New Zealand
123539
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$0.00 None
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Palliser The Griffin Method Traditionelle 2016 Bottle Palliser The Griffin Method Traditionelle 2016
Martinborough, New Zealand
123538
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$45.90 None
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Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir 2017
Wairarapa, New Zealand
123537
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$0.00 None
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Luna Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Luna Pinot Noir 2017
Martinborough, New Zealand
123536
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$0.00 None
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On Giants' Shoulders Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle On Giants' Shoulders Pinot Noir 2016
Martinborough, New Zealand
123535
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$0.00 None
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Margrain Chardonnay Barrique Fermented 2018 Bottle Margrain Chardonnay Barrique Fermented 2018
Martinborough, New Zealand
123534
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$0.00 None
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Luna Eclipse Chardonnay 2017 Bottle Luna Eclipse Chardonnay 2017
Martinborough, New Zealand
123533
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$0.00 None
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Grava Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle Grava Pinot Noir 2016
Martinborough, New Zealand
123532
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$0.00 None
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Dry River Gewurztraminer Lovat Vineyard 2018 Bottle Dry River Gewurztraminer Lovat Vineyard 2018
Martinborough, New Zealand
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$67.65 Shopping_bag
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2017, Martinborough Bottle Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2017, Martinborough
New Zealand
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Palliser Wharekauhau Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle Palliser Wharekauhau Pinot Noir 2018
Martinborough, New Zealand
123529
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$0.00 None
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Dry River Riesling Craighall Vineyard 2018 Bottle Dry River Riesling Craighall Vineyard 2018
Martinborough, New Zealand
123528
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$0.00 None
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Dry River Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle Dry River Pinot Noir 2016
Martinborough, New Zealand
Agent
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$145.00 Shopping_bag
Cambridge Road Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Cambridge Road Pinot Noir 2017
Martinborough, New Zealand
123526
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$0.00 None
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Paddy Borthwick Chardonnay 2018, Wairarapa, North Island Bottle Paddy Borthwick Chardonnay 2018, Wairarapa, North Island
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Agent
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$19.75 Medium
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Lime Hill Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle Lime Hill Pinot Noir 2018
Wairarapa, New Zealand
123524
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$0.00 None
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Dry River Pinot Noir 2015 Bottle Dry River Pinot Noir 2015
Martinborough, New Zealand
Agent
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$145.00 Shopping_bag
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Mccrone Vineyard 2016 Bottle Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Mccrone Vineyard 2016
Wairarapa, New Zealand
123522
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$64.00 None
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Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Mccrone Vineyard 2017 Bottle Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Mccrone Vineyard 2017
Wairarapa, New Zealand
123521
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$64.00 None
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