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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Domaine De La Madone Le Perréon Beaujolais Villages 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Madone Le Perréon Beaujolais Villages 2016, Ac
Beaujolais, France
981175
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Antech Émotion Rosé Crémant De Limoux 2015, Traditional Method, Ac Bottle Antech Émotion Rosé Crémant De Limoux 2015, Traditional Method, Ac
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
557645
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
The Hare Crown Land White 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle The Hare Crown Land White 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
547786
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$18.70 High
(857)V
Vieni Momenti Sparkling Rosé, Charmat Method, VQA Ontario Bottle Vieni Momenti Sparkling Rosé, Charmat Method, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
486357
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$17.15 High
(166)V
Les Grandes Serres Les Portes Du Castelas 2015, Ap Côtes Du Rhône Bottle Les Grandes Serres Les Portes Du Castelas 2015, Ap Côtes Du Rhône
Rhone, France
561803
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Eastdell Estates Black Label Viognier 2014, VQA Ontario Bottle Eastdell Estates Black Label Viognier 2014, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
443622
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$17.95 High
(159)V
Bodegas Valdemar Conde De Valdemar Rosado 2017, Doca Rioja Bottle Bodegas Valdemar Conde De Valdemar Rosado 2017, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
168278
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Macmurray Ranch Chardonnay 2016, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Macmurray Ranch Chardonnay 2016, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
262063
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$24.95 Low
(1)V
J Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017 Bottle J Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017
California, Usa
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Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Central Coast Bottle Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Central Coast
California, Usa
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$21.95 None
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