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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Gusto 41 Dark Sourcherry Palinka Bottle Gusto 41 Dark Sourcherry Palinka
Hungary
553123
Review added: June 18, 2018
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$38.95 High
(926)V
Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County  Bottle Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 18, 2018
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase South Clos Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase South Clos Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 18, 2018
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$44.95 Shopping_bag
Pagos Ayles Cuvée A 2016 Bottle Pagos Ayles Cuvée A 2016
Cariñena, Spain
Agent
Review added: June 11, 2018
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$27.06 None
(0)
Prà Otto Soave Classico 2017 Bottle Prà Otto Soave Classico 2017
Veneto, Italy
74534
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$23.95 Shopping_bag
Kourtaki Mavrodaphné De Patras Bottle Kourtaki Mavrodaphné De Patras
Greece
208413
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$14.95 None
(0)V
Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Pdo Rapsani, Thessalia Bottle Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Pdo Rapsani, Thessalia
Greece
734855
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$20.95 High
(100)V
Abaton Agioritiko 2014, Mount Athos Bottle Abaton Agioritiko 2014, Mount Athos
Greece
Agent
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$29.95 None
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Kir Yianni Kitma Yianakohori Hills 2015, Pgi Imathia Bottle Kir Yianni Kitma Yianakohori Hills 2015, Pgi Imathia
Greece
419234
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$20.95 None
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Kir Yianni Paranga 2017, Igp Macedonia Bottle Kir Yianni Paranga 2017, Igp Macedonia
Greece
392175
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$15.70 High
(810)G
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