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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J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Paso Robles (375ml) Bottle J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Paso Robles (375ml)
California, Usa
313817
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Castillo De La Mota 2017, Do Rueda Bottle Castillo De La Mota 2017, Do Rueda
Rueda, Spain
633768
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage 2017, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage 2017, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
631564
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Millet Chablis 2017 Bottle Domaine Millet Chablis 2017
Burgundy, France
447193
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2016, Lodi Bottle Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2016, Lodi
California, Usa
942599
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Benziger Sonoma County Merlot 2015, Sonoma County Bottle Benziger Sonoma County Merlot 2015, Sonoma County
California, Usa
633156
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Jost Tidal Bay 2017, Nova Scotia Bottle Jost Tidal Bay 2017, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia, Canada
431783
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$20.95 High
(453)V
Jim Barry The Barry Bros Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Jim Barry The Barry Bros Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
632059
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$19.95 High
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Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley Bottle Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley
Salta, Argentina
629790
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
The Lackey Shiraz 2017, South Australia Bottle The Lackey Shiraz 2017, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
5199
Review added: December 20, 2018
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
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