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 Medium
(18)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
(154)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
Loredan Gasparini Asolo Prosecco Superiore Bottle Loredan Gasparini Asolo Prosecco Superiore
Veneto, Italy
Agent
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$23.87 Shopping_bag
Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Brut 2018, Doc Bottle Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Brut 2018, Doc
Italy
897702
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$15.95 High
(1000+)G
Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco, Treviso Bottle Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco, Treviso
Veneto, Italy
394387
Review added: December 05, 2019
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$15.95 High
(1000+)G
Domäne Wachau Weissenkirchen Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2018 Bottle Domäne Wachau Weissenkirchen Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2018
Wachau, Austria
Agent
Review added: December 04, 2019
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$25.05 Shopping_bag
Bottega Vinai Pinot Nero 2017 Bottle Bottega Vinai Pinot Nero 2017
Trentino, Italy
Agent
Review added: December 04, 2019
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$22.79 Shopping_bag
Michel Lynch Bordeaux Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Bottle Michel Lynch Bordeaux Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Bordeaux, France
Agent
Review added: December 04, 2019
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$27.31 Shopping_bag
Cave De Tain Grand Classique Crozes Hermitage 2017, Ac Bottle Cave De Tain Grand Classique Crozes Hermitage 2017, Ac
Rhône, France
Agent
Review added: December 04, 2019
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$25.99 Shopping_bag
Château Combel La Serre Cahors Le Pur Fruit Du Causse 2018 Bottle Château Combel La Serre Cahors Le Pur Fruit Du Causse 2018
Southwest, France
Agent
Review added: December 04, 2019
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$27.31 Shopping_bag
Enrique Mendoza Finca Xaconero Montastrell 2017 Bottle Enrique Mendoza Finca Xaconero Montastrell 2017
Alicante, Spain
Agent
Review added: December 04, 2019
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$30.00 Shopping_bag
The Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2017, South Australia Bottle The Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2017, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
66738
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
734798
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Casa Dea Gamay 2017, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Casa Dea Gamay 2017, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
347377
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$16.95 High
(212)W
Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Sonoma County Bottle Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Sonoma County
California, Usa
186171
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$37.95 High
(1000+)V
Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling 2013, Traditional Method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario Bottle Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling 2013, Traditional Method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
310334
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$34.95 High
(233)V
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
269357
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
590414
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
D.V. Catena Historic Red Blend 2017 Bottle D.V. Catena Historic Red Blend 2017
Mendoza, Argentina
555466
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Hãhã Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Hãhã Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
388363
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
396481
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Wapisa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, San Javier, Río Negro, Patagonia Bottle Wapisa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, San Javier, Río Negro, Patagonia
Patagonia, Argentina
10970
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Hj Fabre Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2016 Bottle Hj Fabre Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2016
Mendoza, Argentina
122861
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2017 Bottle La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2017
California, Usa
67231
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$39.95 High
(734)V
Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
986752
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Murphy Goode Merlot 2015 Bottle Murphy Goode Merlot 2015
California, Usa
59295
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
12331
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Angeline California Chardonnay 2018 Bottle Angeline California Chardonnay 2018
California, Usa
10849
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2015 Bottle Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2015
Western Cape, South Africa
68775
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley Bottle Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley
California, Usa
708982
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$89.95 High
(784)V
Paringa Peninsula Shiraz 2016, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Bottle Paringa Peninsula Shiraz 2016, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
10581
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$32.95 High
(770)V
Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
55764
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Jules Taylor Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough Bottle Jules Taylor Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough
Marlborough, New Zealand
224428
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
The Lane Gathering Single Vineyard Sauvignon/Semillon 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle The Lane Gathering Single Vineyard Sauvignon/Semillon 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
10539
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$24.95 High
(550)V
Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
302083
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Lange Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley Bottle Lange Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
367359
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$39.95 High
(649)V
Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
11252
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$39.95 High
(688)V
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
709303
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$33.95 High
(419)V
Duckhorn Merlot 2016, Napa Valley Bottle Duckhorn Merlot 2016, Napa Valley
California, Usa
992529
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$69.95 High
(843)V
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
231282
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
343038
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$57.95 High
(443)V
Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Estate Blanc De Blanc 2014, Traditional Method, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario Bottle
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Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Estate Blanc De Blanc 2014, Traditional Method, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Ontario, Canada
315200
Review added: December 03, 2019
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$49.95 High
(369)V
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