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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The Grange Of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery Traditional Method Brut Rosé 2012, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle The Grange Of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery Traditional Method Brut Rosé 2012, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$35.00 None
(0)
Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
206326
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$30.95 High
(472)V
Benoit Gautier Vouvray Method Traditionelle Bottle Benoit Gautier Vouvray Method Traditionelle
Loire, France
Agent
Review added: December 11, 2017
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$23.55 Shopping_bag
Stéphane & Vincent Perraud Les Cognettes Perle Du Val De Moine Brut, Vin Mousseux De Qualité Methode Traditionelle Bottle Stéphane & Vincent Perraud Les Cognettes Perle Du Val De Moine Brut, Vin Mousseux De Qualité Methode Traditionelle
Loire, France
Agent
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$22.85 None
(0)
Grange Of Prince Edward Sparkling Riesling Limited Edition Release 2014 Bottle Grange Of Prince Edward Sparkling Riesling Limited Edition Release 2014
Ontario, Canada
392746
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$30.00 None
(0)V
Creekside Sauvignon Blanc Backyard Bubbly 2016, VQA Ontario Bottle Creekside Sauvignon Blanc Backyard Bubbly 2016, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
398628
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Parés Baltà Pink Cava, Penedès Bottle Parés Baltà Pink Cava, Penedès
Spain
0
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$21.99 Shopping_bag
Parés Baltà Cava Brut Bottle
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Parés Baltà Cava Brut
Spain
Agent
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$17.99 Shopping_bag
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava Bottle
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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
Spain
216945
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$13.25 High
(1000+)G
Freixenet Carta Nevada Cava, Do Cava Bottle Freixenet Carta Nevada Cava, Do Cava
Spain
216887
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$12.95 High
(1000+)G
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