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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Piattelli Reserve Torrontés 2016, Cafayate Valley, Salta Bottle Piattelli Reserve Torrontés 2016, Cafayate Valley, Salta
Argentina
536672
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$14.95 High
(605)V
Vale Do Bomfim 2015, Doc Douro Bottle Vale Do Bomfim 2015, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
167676
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$12.95 Low
(8)V
Le Cirque Grenache Noir/Carignan/Syrah 2014, Igp Côtes Catalanes Bottle Le Cirque Grenache Noir/Carignan/Syrah 2014, Igp Côtes Catalanes
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
277079
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Noël Haton Classic Brut Champagne, Ac Bottle Jean Noël Haton Classic Brut Champagne, Ac
Champagne, France
519066
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$44.95 High
(678)A
Tablas Creek Côtes De Tablas 2015, Paso Robles Bottle Tablas Creek Côtes De Tablas 2015, Paso Robles
California, Usa
36624
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$29.95 High
(218)V
Cantine Di Marzo Greco Di Tufo 2015, Docg Bottle Cantine Di Marzo Greco Di Tufo 2015, Docg
Campania, Italy
537852
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Cantine Due Palme Sangaetano Primitivo Di Manduria 2015, Dop Bottle Cantine Due Palme Sangaetano Primitivo Di Manduria 2015, Dop
Puglia, Italy
536532
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Grange Cochard Vieilles Vignes Morgon 2014, Ap Bottle Château Grange Cochard Vieilles Vignes Morgon 2014, Ap
Beaujolais, France
469627
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$16.95 High
(88)V
Château Recougne 2014, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château Recougne 2014, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
368167
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$15.95 High
(73)V
Barkan Barrel Aged Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Galil, Israel Bottle Barkan Barrel Aged Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Galil, Israel
Israel, World
698902
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$29.95 High
(156)V
Fielding Estate Bottled Riesling 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Fielding Estate Bottled Riesling 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
251439
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$19.95 High
(1000)V
Domaine Des Aspes Chardonnay/Viognier 2016, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Domaine Des Aspes Chardonnay/Viognier 2016, Igp Pays D'oc
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
673053
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$16.95 High
(919)V
Domaine De Rochebin Mâcon Azé Blanc 2016, Ac Bottle Domaine De Rochebin Mâcon Azé Blanc 2016, Ac
Burgundy, France
156943
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$16.95 High
(697)V
Echeverria Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2016, Leyda Valley Bottle Echeverria Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2016, Leyda Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
485284
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$15.95 Medium
(30)V
Kruger Rumpf Münsterer Im Pitterberg Riesling Kabinett 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Kruger Rumpf Münsterer Im Pitterberg Riesling Kabinett 2016, Qualitätswein
Germany
523969
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Tulip Winery Just Blend Kp 2016, Galilee Bottle Tulip Winery Just Blend Kp 2016, Galilee
Israel, World
440396
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$28.95 High
(372)V
Dr. Heidemanns Bergweiler Dry Mineral Riesling 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Dr. Heidemanns Bergweiler Dry Mineral Riesling 2016, Qualitätswein
Mosel, Germany
523951
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Hãhã Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Hãhã Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
388363
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$18.95 High
(297)V
Zenato Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Delle Venezie Bottle Zenato Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Delle Venezie
Veneto, Italy
37648
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Quinta De Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2014, Doc Dão Bottle Quinta De Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2014, Doc Dão
Dão, Portugal
247973
Review added: February 08, 2018
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$13.95 None
(0)V
Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo D'alba Valmaggiore 2015 Bottle Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo D'alba Valmaggiore 2015
Piedmont, Italy
0
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$59.95 Shopping_bag
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste (Cannubi Boschis) 2013 Bottle Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste (Cannubi Boschis) 2013
Piedmont, Italy
0
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$184.95 Shopping_bag
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2013 Bottle Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2013
Piedmont, Italy
0
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$159.95 Shopping_bag
Luciano Sandrone Barbera D'alba 2015 Bottle Luciano Sandrone Barbera D'alba 2015
Piedmont, Italy
0
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$49.95 Shopping_bag
Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto D'alba 2016 Bottle Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto D'alba 2016
Piedmont, Italy
0
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
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