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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Cave Spring Cabernet Franc Estate 2018, Beamsville Bench Bottle Cave Spring Cabernet Franc Estate 2018, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
BGCB20X189
Review added: October 26, 2020
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Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018, Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Bottle Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018, Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Agent
Review added: October 26, 2020
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Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Southern Valleys Bottle Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Southern Valleys
Marlborough, New Zealand
361246
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$32.95 None
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Grasshopper Rock Earnscleugh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago, South Island Bottle Grasshopper Rock Earnscleugh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago, South Island
Central Otago, New Zealand
493163
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$45.00 None
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Luna Estate Blue Rock Pinot Noir 2018, Martinborough Bottle Luna Estate Blue Rock Pinot Noir 2018, Martinborough
Martinborough, New Zealand
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Left Hand Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir 2018, Wairarapa Bottle Left Hand Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir 2018, Wairarapa
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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Astrolabe Province Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough Bottle Astrolabe Province Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough
Marlborough, New Zealand
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Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
734681
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Blank Canvas Wines 'escaroth' Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough Bottle Blank Canvas Wines 'escaroth' Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough
Marlborough, New Zealand
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Greystone Pinot Noir 2017, Waipara Valley, South Island Bottle Greystone Pinot Noir 2017, Waipara Valley, South Island
Waipara, New Zealand
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