john Szabo

john Szabo
Followers (22673)
Reviews (25190)
  • (1533)
  • (493)
 

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.

Latest Reviews (25201 in total)

Show 10, 25, 50, 100 wines per page
  Wine Rating Price Quantity  
Rioja Vega Reserva Rioja Estate Bottled 2014 Bottle Rioja Vega Reserva Rioja Estate Bottled 2014
Rioja, Spain
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$24.95 None
(0)
Pablo Claro Cabernet Sauvignon Graciano Special Selection 2017, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Bottle Pablo Claro Cabernet Sauvignon Graciano Special Selection 2017, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla
Spain
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$18.95 None
(0)
Tenuta Scuotto Campania Aglianico 2015, Igp Bottle Tenuta Scuotto Campania Aglianico 2015, Igp
Campania, Italy
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$24.95 Shopping_bag
Le Petit Coudoulis Côtes Du Rhône 2017, Rhone Valley Bottle Le Petit Coudoulis Côtes Du Rhône 2017, Rhone Valley
Rhône, France
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$22.95 Shopping_bag
Riondo Valpolicella Ripasso 2016, Veneto Bottle Riondo Valpolicella Ripasso 2016, Veneto
Veneto, Italy
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 Shopping_bag
Ferdinando Principiano, Dosset Vino Rosso 2019, Piedmont Bottle Ferdinando Principiano, Dosset Vino Rosso 2019, Piedmont
Piedmont, Italy
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$26.14 None
(0)
Domini Del Leone, Veneto Rosso, Veneto Bottle Domini Del Leone, Veneto Rosso, Veneto
Veneto, Italy
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$18.23 None
(0)
De Andrés Sisters La Viña Del Bululu Garnacha 2018, Castilla Y Leon Bottle De Andrés Sisters La Viña Del Bululu Garnacha 2018, Castilla Y Leon
Castilla y León, Spain
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 Shopping_bag
Bouchon Pais Viejo 2018, Maule Bottle Bouchon Pais Viejo 2018, Maule
Maule Valley, Chile
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$22.95 Shopping_bag
Château Combrillac Les Équilibristes Bergerac Blanc Hirsute 2019 Bottle Château Combrillac Les Équilibristes Bergerac Blanc Hirsute 2019
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$26.14 Shopping_bag
Tollgate By Stratus Red 2016, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Tollgate By Stratus Red 2016, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$22.20 None
(0)
Bodegas Moraza Tempranillo 2018, Rioja Bottle Bodegas Moraza Tempranillo 2018, Rioja
Rioja, Spain
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$22.75 None
(0)
Stratus Tollgate Rosé 2019, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Stratus Tollgate Rosé 2019, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 None
(0)
Chateau Mignan Pech Quisou Blanc 2018, Minervois, Languedoc Bottle Chateau Mignan Pech Quisou Blanc 2018, Minervois, Languedoc
Languedoc, France
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$23.93 Shopping_bag
San Quirico Vernacia Di San Gimignano 2019, San Gimignano Bottle San Quirico Vernacia Di San Gimignano 2019, San Gimignano
Tuscany, Italy
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$22.75 None
(0)
Via Barrosa Albariño Viña Costeira 2018, Galicia Bottle Via Barrosa Albariño Viña Costeira 2018, Galicia
Spain
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$22.75 None
(0)
Santa Rita Pewën De Apalta Carménère 2018, Apalta Valley, Colchagua Bottle Santa Rita Pewën De Apalta Carménère 2018, Apalta Valley, Colchagua
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$59.95 Shopping_bag
Wakefield Clare Valley Estate Chardonnay 2018, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Clare Valley Estate Chardonnay 2018, Clare Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
711556
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$16.95 High
(1000+)V
13th Street Red Palette 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario Bottle 13th Street Red Palette 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Canada
249458
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$15.95 High
(612)V
Beronia Rosado 2019, Doca Rioja Bottle Beronia Rosado 2019, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
323519
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Henri De Villamont Chablis 2018, Ac, Burgundy Bottle Henri De Villamont Chablis 2018, Ac, Burgundy
France
13131
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Creekside Red Tractor Cabernet Franc 2017, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario Bottle Creekside Red Tractor Cabernet Franc 2017, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Canada
14424
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$25.00 High
(384)V
Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Ap Bottle Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Ap
Loire, France
391847
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Viticcio Morellino Di Scansano 2016, Docg Bottle Viticcio Morellino Di Scansano 2016, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
574186
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 High
(1000+)V
La Celia Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle La Celia Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
618280
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Francs Magnus 2018, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Château Francs Magnus 2018, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
483370
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Susana Balbo Signature White Blend 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Susana Balbo Signature White Blend 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Argentina
558734
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Pesquie Edition 1912m 2018, Ap Ventoux Bottle Pesquie Edition 1912m 2018, Ap Ventoux
France
Agent
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$18.95 Shopping_bag
Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2018, Doca Rioja Bottle Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2018, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
674564
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Mallory & Benjamin Talmard Mâcon Uchizy 2018, Ac Bottle Mallory & Benjamin Talmard Mâcon Uchizy 2018, Ac
Burgundy, France
733956
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Lealtanza Reserva 2015, Doca Rioja Bottle Lealtanza Reserva 2015, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
208223
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2018, Do Casablanca Valley Bottle Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2018, Do Casablanca Valley
Chile
14148
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Cline Viognier 2018 Bottle Cline Viognier 2018
California, Usa
128421
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Yalumba The Strapper Gsm 2016, Vegan, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Yalumba The Strapper Gsm 2016, Vegan, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Australia
295873
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Jovino Pinot Gris 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon Bottle Jovino Pinot Gris 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Usa
15580
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Jean Luc Colombo Les Girelles Picpoul De Pinet 2018, Ac, Languedoc Bottle Jean Luc Colombo Les Girelles Picpoul De Pinet 2018, Ac, Languedoc
France
16412
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Viña Real Crianza 2016, Doca Rioja Bottle Viña Real Crianza 2016, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
657411
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Le Champ Des Murailles Cuvee Classique 2017, Ac Corbieres, Languedoc Bottle Le Champ Des Murailles Cuvee Classique 2017, Ac Corbieres, Languedoc
France
15160
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$16.95 High
(1000+)V
La Mascota Rose 2019, Mendoza Bottle La Mascota Rose 2019, Mendoza
Argentina
15182
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$16.95 High
(1000+)V
La Mascota Malbec 2018, Mendoza Bottle La Mascota Malbec 2018, Mendoza
Argentina
555805
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$16.95 High
(1000+)V
La Vite Lucente 2017, Igt Toscana Bottle La Vite Lucente 2017, Igt Toscana
Italy
747030
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Château De Chantegrive 2016, Ac Graves Bottle Château De Chantegrive 2016, Ac Graves
Bordeaux, France
470286
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$37.95 High
(1000+)V
Maison Noir O.P.P. Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley Bottle Maison Noir O.P.P. Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
487900
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$31.95 High
(1000+)V
Clos La Chance Chardonnay 2017, Monterey County, California Bottle Clos La Chance Chardonnay 2017, Monterey County, California
Usa
15001
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$31.95 High
(1000+)V
Nivarius Special Edition Blanco 2016, Doca Rioja Bottle Nivarius Special Edition Blanco 2016, Doca Rioja
Spain
15591
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Quinta Da Calçada Terroir Alvarinho 2018, Doc Vinho Verde Bottle Quinta Da Calçada Terroir Alvarinho 2018, Doc Vinho Verde
Portugal
14439
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Skouras Moschofilero 2019, Pgi Peloponnese Bottle Skouras Moschofilero 2019, Pgi Peloponnese
Peloponnese, Greece
442178
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$17.95 High
(872)V
Famille Perrin Réserve Rosé 2019, Ac Côtes Du Rhône Bottle Famille Perrin Réserve Rosé 2019, Ac Côtes Du Rhône
Rhône, France
719062
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Copain Tous Ensemble 2019, Mendocino County Bottle Copain Tous Ensemble 2019, Mendocino County
California, Usa
15274
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$29.95 High
(245)G
Domaine Laroche Les Vaudevey Chablis 1er Cru 2018, Ac Bottle Domaine Laroche Les Vaudevey Chablis 1er Cru 2018, Ac
Burgundy, France
416057
Review added: August 13, 2020
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
$39.95 High
(600)V
Show 10, 25, 50, 100 wines per page