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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Le Vieux Pin Équinoxe Syrah 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Le Vieux Pin Équinoxe Syrah 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: August 18, 2017
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$80.00 Shopping_bag
Il Grappolo Sassocheto Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Bottle Il Grappolo Sassocheto Brunello Di Montalcino 2010
Tuscany, Italy
452151
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$54.95 High
(1000+)V
Dardi Le Rose Bussia Barolo 2011, Barolo Bottle Dardi Le Rose Bussia Barolo 2011, Barolo
Piedmont, Italy
596890
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$54.95 High
(1000+)V
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Pierre Aiguille Gigondas 2015, Ac Bottle Paul Jaboulet Aîné Pierre Aiguille Gigondas 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
989665
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$34.95 High
(1000+)V
Venturini Semonte Alto Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014, Doc, Veneto, Italy Bottle Venturini Semonte Alto Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014, Doc, Veneto, Italy
Veneto, Italy
310078
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Lecco Crianza 2012, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Lecco Crianza 2012, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
397174
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Perez Cruz Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Maipo Alta Bottle Perez Cruz Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Maipo Alta
Maipo Valley, Chile
431015
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Campo Arriba 2014, Do Yecla Bottle Campo Arriba 2014, Do Yecla
Spain
511519
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$17.95 High
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Beni Di Batasiolo Langhe Nebbiolo 2015, Langhe Bottle Beni Di Batasiolo Langhe Nebbiolo 2015, Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
908079
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Hacienda Lopez De Haro Rosado 2016, Doca Rioja Bottle Hacienda Lopez De Haro Rosado 2016, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
450775
Review added: August 11, 2017
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
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