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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Redstone Riesling Limestone Ridge South 2017, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle
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Redstone Riesling Limestone Ridge South 2017, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
381251
Review added: October 13, 2019
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$16.25 High
(123)W
Bodegas Viñatigo Vijariego Blanco 2018, Islas Canarias   Tenerife Bottle Bodegas Viñatigo Vijariego Blanco 2018, Islas Canarias Tenerife
Spain
0
Review added: October 06, 2019
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$35.95 Shopping_bag
Frédéric Brouca Clos Sauveplane 2017, Faugères Aoc Bottle Frédéric Brouca Clos Sauveplane 2017, Faugères Aoc
Languedoc, France
0
Review added: October 06, 2019
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$34.95 Shopping_bag
Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Rouge La Noue 2017 Bottle Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Rouge La Noue 2017
Loire, France
Agent
Review added: October 06, 2019
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
13345
Review added: October 05, 2019
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$30.33 Shopping_bag
Destino Fifth Empire Red Blend 2015, Doc Douro Bottle Destino Fifth Empire Red Blend 2015, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
646901
Review added: October 05, 2019
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Lantides Neméa Agiorgitiko 2016, Pdo Neméa Bottle Lantides Neméa Agiorgitiko 2016, Pdo Neméa
Peloponnese, Greece
286708
Review added: October 02, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Robert Mondavi The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Oakville, Napa Valley Bottle Robert Mondavi The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Oakville, Napa Valley
California, Usa
248906
Review added: October 02, 2019
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$149.95 None
(0)V
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Secret De Famille Viognier Blanc 2018, France Bottle Paul Jaboulet Aîné Secret De Famille Viognier Blanc 2018, France
France
10634
Review added: September 24, 2019
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Velenosi Rosé 2018, Ascoli Piceno, Igt Marche Bottle Velenosi Rosé 2018, Ascoli Piceno, Igt Marche
Marche, Italy
668772
Review added: September 24, 2019
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
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