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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Dom Pérignon Luminous Rosé Champagne 2005, Ac Bottle Dom Pérignon Luminous Rosé Champagne 2005, Ac
Champagne, France
429365
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$356.95 None
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Cave Spring Csv Riesling 2016, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Cave Spring Csv Riesling 2016, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
566026
Review added: October 15, 2018
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$29.95 None
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Sassicaia 2015, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia Bottle Sassicaia 2015, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia
Tuscany, Italy
480533
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$225.95 None
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Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
718452
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$74.95 None
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Torres Perpetual 2015 Bottle Torres Perpetual 2015
Priorat, Spain
265710
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$49.95 None
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Nativ Bicento 2013, Doc Irpinia Campi Taurasini Bottle Nativ Bicento 2013, Doc Irpinia Campi Taurasini
Campania, Italy
575035
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$41.95 None
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Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro 2016, Umbria Bottle Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro 2016, Umbria
Umbria, Italy
512376
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$68.95 None
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Stonestreet Chardonnay 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Stonestreet Chardonnay 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
991380
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$49.95 None
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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
708842
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Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Doc Bottle Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Doc
Veneto, Italy
47506
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