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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Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 29, 2019
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2017, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2017, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 28, 2019
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase Churchside Chardonnay 2017, Prince Edward County Bottle
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Closson Chase Churchside Chardonnay 2017, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: May 28, 2019
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Château De Tréviac Corbières 2016, Ap Bottle Château De Tréviac Corbières 2016, Ap
Midi, France
670505
Review added: May 27, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay 2016, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County Bottle Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay 2016, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
California, Usa
104851
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso Bottle Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso
Emilia Romagna, Italy
632208
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$17.95 Medium
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Lorgeril Gris De Garille 2018, Igp Cité De Carcassonne Bottle Lorgeril Gris De Garille 2018, Igp Cité De Carcassonne
Midi, France
667311
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$13.95 High
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Creekside Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Iconoclast 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Creekside Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Iconoclast 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
520627
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$23.00 High
(269)V
Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
492413
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Cháteau Peuch Haut Les Complices 2016, Ap Languedoc Bottle Cháteau Peuch Haut Les Complices 2016, Ap Languedoc
Languedoc, France
644666
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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