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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Château Val Joanis Tradition Rosé 2017, Ap Luberon Bottle Château Val Joanis Tradition Rosé 2017, Ap Luberon
Rhone, France
707281
Review added: September 18, 2018
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Des Charmes Old Vines Riesling 2015, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Château Des Charmes Old Vines Riesling 2015, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
277228
Review added: September 15, 2018
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County Bottle Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County
California, Usa
226944
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$26.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Ollieux Romanis Classique Cuvée Corbieres 2016 Bottle Château Ollieux Romanis Classique Cuvée Corbieres 2016
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
568444
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Ventisquero Grey Single Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Bottle Ventisquero Grey Single Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Central Valley, Chile
485474
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
La Casica Del Abuelo 2014, Do Alicante Bottle La Casica Del Abuelo 2014, Do Alicante
Spain
574574
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Thorn Merlot 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Thorn Merlot 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
568253
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$39.95 High
(1000+)V
St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County Bottle St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County
California, Usa
671164
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Dona Paula 1350 Red Terroir Blend 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Dona Paula 1350 Red Terroir Blend 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
568956
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Bosio Barbera D'asti 2017, Docg Bottle Bosio Barbera D'asti 2017, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
454009
Review added: September 14, 2018
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
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