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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Klippenkop Pinotage 2018, Wo Robertson Bottle Klippenkop Pinotage 2018, Wo Robertson
Robertson, South Africa
12428
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Barbanera Special Selection Da Uve Leggermente Appassite 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso Bottle Barbanera Special Selection Da Uve Leggermente Appassite 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
10963
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine De Sérame Viognier 2017, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Domaine De Sérame Viognier 2017, Igp Pays D'oc
Languedoc, France
10631
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Le Bignele Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Le Bignele Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg
Veneto, Italy
11860
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$48.95 None
(0)V
Chateau Changyu Moser Xv Helan Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Helan Mountain Range, Ningxia Bottle Chateau Changyu Moser Xv Helan Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Helan Mountain Range, Ningxia
China, World
12462
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$22.95 High
(714)V
Lone Birch Syrah 2016, Yakima Valley Bottle Lone Birch Syrah 2016, Yakima Valley
Washington, Usa
420695
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Quarisa Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia Bottle Quarisa Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
12844
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Tedeschi Valpolicella Superiore 2017, Doc Bottle Tedeschi Valpolicella Superiore 2017, Doc
Veneto, Italy
12726
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$17.95 High
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Masso Antico Da Uve Leggermente Appassite Primitivo Salento 2017, Igt Bottle Masso Antico Da Uve Leggermente Appassite Primitivo Salento 2017, Igt
Puglia, Italy
12092
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$16.95 High
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Prova Cega 2017, Doc Douro Bottle Prova Cega 2017, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
446054
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$12.95 High
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