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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Strewn Terroir Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Strewn Terroir Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
467613
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.75 None
(0)V
Planeta Rosé 2008, Igt Sicilia Bottle Planeta Rosé 2008, Igt Sicilia
Sicily, Italy
111856
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$16.95 None
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Hope Chardonnay 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Estate Grown Bottle Hope Chardonnay 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Estate Grown
Australia
651331
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.30 None
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Michele Da Lisca Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Michele Da Lisca Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie
Friuli, Italy
117267
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$11.95 None
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Cotnari Tămâioasă Românească 2007, Doc Cotnari Bottle Cotnari Tămâioasă Românească 2007, Doc Cotnari
Romania, World
651653
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$13.95 None
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Lacheteau Les Loges Vouvray 2007, Ac Bottle Lacheteau Les Loges Vouvray 2007, Ac
Loire, France
525105
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$14.95 None
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Astoria Alísia Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Astoria Alísia Pinot Grigio 2007, Igt Delle Venezie
Veneto, Italy
117226
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$15.95 None
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Ridgepoint Riesling 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Ridgepoint Riesling 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
117994
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$15.95 None
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Luigi Giusti Le Rose Di Settembre 2008, Igt Marche Bottle Luigi Giusti Le Rose Di Settembre 2008, Igt Marche
Italy
119685
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$12.95 None
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13th Street June's Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2008, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street June's Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2008, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
117846
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$13.10 None
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Lady Anne Barnard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Lady Anne Barnard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Wo Coastal Region
South Africa
101758
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$12.75 None
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Rosewood Estates Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Rosewood Estates Riesling 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
112698
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$17.95 None
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Château De Davenay Clos Chaudron Montagny 1er Cru 2006, Ac Bottle Château De Davenay Clos Chaudron Montagny 1er Cru 2006, Ac
Burgundy, France
110189
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$22.40 None
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Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion Bottle Château Haut Bernat 2005, Ac Puisseguin Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
117622
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$24.95 None
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Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, Wo Stellenbosch
South Africa
999821
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$12.95 None
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Chakana Malbec 2008, Mendoza Bottle Chakana Malbec 2008, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
3509
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$12.95 None
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Henry Of Pelham Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Henry Of Pelham Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
685610
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$11.95 None
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Château Du Chatelard Rosé D'été 2008, Ac Beaujolais Rosé Bottle Château Du Chatelard Rosé D'été 2008, Ac Beaujolais Rosé
Beaujolais, France
119438
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$14.95 None
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Cantina La Salute Raboso 2006, Igt Marca Trevigiana Bottle Cantina La Salute Raboso 2006, Igt Marca Trevigiana
Veneto, Italy
119651
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$13.10 None
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Clayhouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Red Cedar Vineyard, Paso Robles Bottle Clayhouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Red Cedar Vineyard, Paso Robles
California, Usa
57869
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$19.95 None
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Louis Picamelot Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, France Bottle Louis Picamelot Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, Ac, France
Burgundy, France
123398
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$17.20 None
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Placido Chianti Classico Riserva 2004, Docg Bottle Placido Chianti Classico Riserva 2004, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
123778
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$19.95 None
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Greg Norman California Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, North Coast Bottle Greg Norman California Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, North Coast
California, Usa
8722
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$24.95 None
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Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines 2006, Do Calatayud Bottle Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines 2006, Do Calatayud
Spain
103473
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$21.95 None
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Jean León Terrasola Tempranillo/Monastrell Crianza 2005, Do Catalunya Bottle Jean León Terrasola Tempranillo/Monastrell Crianza 2005, Do Catalunya
Spain
114298
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$16.95 None
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