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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Niagara College Teaching Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2006, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Niagara College Teaching Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2006, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
40675
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$14.95 None
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Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Merlot 2006, Niagara  On The Lake Bottle Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Merlot 2006, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
117580
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$22.95 None
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Camelback Pinot Grigio 2008, Sunbury, Victoria Bottle Camelback Pinot Grigio 2008, Sunbury, Victoria
Australia
108134
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$13.95 None
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Big Ass Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley Bottle Big Ass Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley
California, Usa
104166
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$28.95 None
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Barón De Ley Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja, Unfiltered Bottle Barón De Ley Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja, Unfiltered
Spain
958868
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$21.95 None
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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
686675
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$19.95 None
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Kim Crawford Sp Boyszone Pinot Gris 2007, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kim Crawford Sp Boyszone Pinot Gris 2007, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
36954
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$24.95 None
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Kim Crawford Sp The Mistress Riesling 2005, Waipara, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Kim Crawford Sp The Mistress Riesling 2005, Waipara, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
90134
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$24.95 None
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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough, South Island
New Zealand
590414
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$19.95 None
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Plantaze Pro Corde Reserve Vranac 2006, Lake Skadar Valley Bottle Plantaze Pro Corde Reserve Vranac 2006, Lake Skadar Valley
Montenegro, World
972976
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$15.95 None
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Albino Armani Pinot Grigio 2007, Doc Valdadige Bottle Albino Armani Pinot Grigio 2007, Doc Valdadige
Alto Adige, Italy
63032
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$11.95 None
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Erste & Neue Kellerei St. Magdalener 2007, Doc Bottle Erste & Neue Kellerei St. Magdalener 2007, Doc
Alto Adige, Italy
119404
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$15.35 None
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André Blanck Rosenbourg Pinot Blanc 2007, Ac Alsace, Ancienne Cour Des Chevaliers De Malte Bottle André Blanck Rosenbourg Pinot Blanc 2007, Ac Alsace, Ancienne Cour Des Chevaliers De Malte
Alsace, France
626606
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$13.95 None
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Montes Cherub Rosé Of Syrah 2008, Colchagua Valley Bottle Montes Cherub Rosé Of Syrah 2008, Colchagua Valley
Chile
37887
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$14.95 None
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Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Edna's Vineyard Bottle Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Edna's Vineyard
Ontario, Canada
67587
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$17.95 None
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Evans & Tate Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Evans & Tate Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia
Australia
677765
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$16.75 None
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Ferngrove Shiraz 2007, Frankland River, Western Australia Bottle Ferngrove Shiraz 2007, Frankland River, Western Australia
Australia
90282
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$19.95 None
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Chalten Gran Selección Malbec 2007, Neuquén, Patagonia Bottle Chalten Gran Selección Malbec 2007, Neuquén, Patagonia
Argentina
114215
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$18.95 None
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Chilensis Reserva Carmenère 2006, Maule Valley Bottle Chilensis Reserva Carmenère 2006, Maule Valley
Chile
657981
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$14.95 None
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Cristobal Verdelho 2008 2008, Mendoza, Estate Btld. Bottle Cristobal Verdelho 2008 2008, Mendoza, Estate Btld.
Argentina
81182
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$12.95 None
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Santa Julia Malbec Reserva 2006, Mendoza Bottle Santa Julia Malbec Reserva 2006, Mendoza
Argentina
665026
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$13.95 None
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Moselland Insignum Riesling Kabinett 2005, Qmp, Erdener Treppchen, Estate Btld. Bottle Moselland Insignum Riesling Kabinett 2005, Qmp, Erdener Treppchen, Estate Btld.
Mosel, Germany
72355
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$13.95 None
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Alamos Chardonnay 2007, Mendoza Bottle Alamos Chardonnay 2007, Mendoza
Argentina
801571
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$14.95 None
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The Ruins Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Wo Eilandia Robertson, Made With Organic Grapes Bottle The Ruins Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Wo Eilandia Robertson, Made With Organic Grapes
South Africa
18739
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$14.95 None
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Cave De Saumur Réserve Des Vignerons Saumur 2005, Ac Bottle Cave De Saumur Réserve Des Vignerons Saumur 2005, Ac
Loire, France
103879
Review added: July 06, 2009
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$15.95 None
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