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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Antech Émotion Rosé Crémant De Limoux 2017, Traditional Method, Ac, Limoux, France Bottle Antech Émotion Rosé Crémant De Limoux 2017, Traditional Method, Ac, Limoux, France
Languedoc, France
557645
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Brut Rose Bottle Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Brut Rose
Veneto, Italy
277202
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$14.95 High
(1000+)G
13th Street Winery Grande Cuvee Blanc De Noir 2013, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street Winery Grande Cuvee Blanc De Noir 2013, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$59.95 Shopping_bag
13th Street Winery Gamay Blanc De Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street Winery Gamay Blanc De Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$34.95 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling 2017, Traditional Method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario Bottle Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling 2017, Traditional Method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
383315
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$34.95 High
(58)V
13th Street Blanc De Blanc 2017, VQA Creek Shores Bottle 13th Street Blanc De Blanc 2017, VQA Creek Shores
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$29.95 Shopping_bag
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley, California Bottle Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley, California
California, Usa
217273
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$24.95 High
(1000+)G
Freixenet Excelencia Bottle Freixenet Excelencia
Spain
373290
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$18.35 High
(155)E
Flama D'or Brut Cava Bottle Flama D'or Brut Cava
Spain
Agent
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$18.22 Shopping_bag
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava Bottle Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava
Spain
216960
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$15.95 High
(1000+)G
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