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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Dominio De La Vega Bobal En Calma 2017, Manchuela Bottle Dominio De La Vega Bobal En Calma 2017, Manchuela
Spain
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Chateau Robin 2014, Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux Bottle Chateau Robin 2014, Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
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Review added: May 17, 2019
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Maeli Rosso Infinito Colli Euganei 2016 Bottle Maeli Rosso Infinito Colli Euganei 2016
Veneto, Italy
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Roberto Ferraris Sant’eufemia Ruchè Di Castagnole Monferrato 2017, Docg Bottle Roberto Ferraris Sant’eufemia Ruchè Di Castagnole Monferrato 2017, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Salentein Barrel Selection Pinot Noir 2018, Valle De Uco Bottle Salentein Barrel Selection Pinot Noir 2018, Valle De Uco
Mendoza, Argentina
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Claroscuro Malbec 2017, Vista Flores, Uco Valley Bottle Claroscuro Malbec 2017, Vista Flores, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
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$24.00 None
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Moulin De Grenet 2016, Ac Lussac Saint émilion Bottle Moulin De Grenet 2016, Ac Lussac Saint émilion
Bordeaux, France
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Conti Capponi Cappone Chianti Classico 2016 Bottle Conti Capponi Cappone Chianti Classico 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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Poggio Delle Grazie Bardolino Chiaretto Doc 2018 Bottle Poggio Delle Grazie Bardolino Chiaretto Doc 2018
Veneto, Italy

Review added: May 17, 2019
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$0.00 None
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La Petite Hitaire Blanc 2017, Cotes Du Gascogne Bottle La Petite Hitaire Blanc 2017, Cotes Du Gascogne
Southwest, France
553925
Review added: May 15, 2019
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$9.95 High
(1000+)G
The Hairy Arm Sunbury Shiraz 2015 Bottle The Hairy Arm Sunbury Shiraz 2015
Australia
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Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Yarra Valley, Australia
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Cucha Cucha Cinsault 2017, Itata Valley Bottle Cucha Cucha Cinsault 2017, Itata Valley
Chile
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Mirus Alvarinho 2017 Bottle Mirus Alvarinho 2017
Vinho Verde, Portugal
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Loveblock Pinot Gris 2018 Bottle Loveblock Pinot Gris 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
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Clos Saint Antonin Côtes Du Rhône 2016 Bottle Clos Saint Antonin Côtes Du Rhône 2016
Rhône, France
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Bodegas Los Frailes Bilogia Monastrell Syrah 2016, Valencia Bottle Bodegas Los Frailes Bilogia Monastrell Syrah 2016, Valencia
Spain
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$22.54 None
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Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Uco Valley Bottle Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
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Mil Historias De Altolandon Bobal 2017, Manchuela Bottle Mil Historias De Altolandon Bobal 2017, Manchuela
Spain
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Casa La Rad Solarce Tinto 2016 Bottle Casa La Rad Solarce Tinto 2016
Rioja, Spain
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Terre Di Bruco Il Velo 2017 Bottle Terre Di Bruco Il Velo 2017
Sicily, Italy
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Barbeito Madeira Malvasia Reserva Bottle Barbeito Madeira Malvasia Reserva
Portugal
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Tenute Del Garda Lucone 2015, Riviera Del Garda Classico Bottle Tenute Del Garda Lucone 2015, Riviera Del Garda Classico
Italy
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Chateau Les Croisille Le Croizillon 2017, Cahors Bottle Chateau Les Croisille Le Croizillon 2017, Cahors
Southwest, France
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Tenuta Di Vignole Chianti Classico 2015 Bottle Tenuta Di Vignole Chianti Classico 2015
Tuscany, Italy
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Casa La Rad Blanco 2015 Bottle Casa La Rad Blanco 2015
Rioja, Spain
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Domaine De La Combe Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie Vielles Vignes 2016 Bottle Domaine De La Combe Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie Vielles Vignes 2016
Loire, France
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Review added: May 15, 2019
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Gilvesy Bohém 2017, Lake Balaton Bottle Gilvesy Bohém 2017, Lake Balaton
Hungary
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Szászi Birtok Badacsonyi Rózakö 2017 Bottle Szászi Birtok Badacsonyi Rózakö 2017
Hungary
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Le Parvis Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac Bottle Le Parvis Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Ac
Rhône, France
638551
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$53.95 High
(403)V
Ornellaia 2016, Doc Bolgheri Superiore Bottle Ornellaia 2016, Doc Bolgheri Superiore
Tuscany, Italy
722470
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$239.95 High
(50)V
A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2015, Oregon Bottle A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2015, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
229781
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$24.95 High
(1000+)E
Izadi Larrosa Rosé 2018, Doca Rioja Bottle Izadi Larrosa Rosé 2018, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
490961
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Henry Of Pelham Family Tree White 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Henry Of Pelham Family Tree White 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
251116
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$17.95 High
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Cabriz Rosé 2018, Doc Dão Bottle Cabriz Rosé 2018, Doc Dão
Dão, Portugal
30445
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017 Bottle Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
147975
Review added: May 14, 2019
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$14.95 Medium
(12)V
Bodega Fincas Las Moras Gran Syrah 2015, San Juan Bottle Bodega Fincas Las Moras Gran Syrah 2015, San Juan
Argentina
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Review added: May 08, 2019
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Argento Single Vineyard Las Cerezas Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira Bottle Argento Single Vineyard Las Cerezas Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira
Mendoza, Argentina
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El Esteco Fincas Notables Malbec 2015, Calchaqui Valley Bottle El Esteco Fincas Notables Malbec 2015, Calchaqui Valley
Salta, Argentina
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Altos Terruños Sunal Ilógico 2017, Calchalqui Valley Bottle Altos Terruños Sunal Ilógico 2017, Calchalqui Valley
Argentina
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$25.00 None
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Alta Vista Atemporal 2015, Albaneve Vineyard, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Alta Vista Atemporal 2015, Albaneve Vineyard, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
144352
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Mascota Unanime Gran Vino Tinto 2015, Uco Valley Bottle Mascota Unanime Gran Vino Tinto 2015, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
466938
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Finca Las Moras Mora Negra 2014, San Juan Bottle Finca Las Moras Mora Negra 2014, San Juan
San Juan, Argentina
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Clos De Los Siete 2015, Uco Valley Bottle Clos De Los Siete 2015, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
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Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Franc 2014 Bottle Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Franc 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
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El Esteco Old Vines 1958 Criolla 2018, Cafayate Valley Bottle El Esteco Old Vines 1958 Criolla 2018, Cafayate Valley
Salta, Argentina
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La Mascota Chardonnay Unánime 2017, Maipu Bottle La Mascota Chardonnay Unánime 2017, Maipu
Mendoza, Argentina
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El Esteco Torrontés Old Vines 1945 2018, Valle De Calchaquí Bottle El Esteco Torrontés Old Vines 1945 2018, Valle De Calchaquí
Salta, Argentina
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Stina Cuvee Crni 2017 Bottle Stina Cuvee Crni 2017
Croatia, World
0
Review added: May 05, 2019
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Domaine La Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine La Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2017, Ac
Loire, France
390625
Review added: May 05, 2019
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
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