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 Apricot Palinka With Honey & Dried Fruits (500ml) Bottle Gusto Apricot Palinka With Honey & Dried Fruits (500ml)
Hungary
0
Review added: June 24, 2017
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$28.95 None
(0)V
Closson Chase K J Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016, VQA Four Mile Creek Bottle Closson Chase K J Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016, VQA Four Mile Creek
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 24, 2017
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$22.95 Shopping_bag
Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley Bottle Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
California, Usa
731810
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$101.95 High
(1000+)V
Flowers Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma Coast Bottle Flowers Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa
215210
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$70.95 High
(399)V
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
636407
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$65.95 High
(708)V
Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2012, Ac Bottle Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2012, Ac
Burgundy, France
484030
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$64.95 None
(0)V
Château La Confession 2012, Ac St Emilion Bottle Château La Confession 2012, Ac St Emilion
Bordeaux, France
499368
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$63.95 None
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Versado Reserva Ancient Malbec 2012, Mendoza Bottle Versado Reserva Ancient Malbec 2012, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
316984
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$59.95 High
(648)V
Louis Roederer Premier Brut Champagne, Ac (375ml) Bottle Louis Roederer Premier Brut Champagne, Ac (375ml)
Champagne, France
93054
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$39.95 High
(160)V
Henri Bourgeois La Chapelle Des Augustins Sancerre 2014 Bottle Henri Bourgeois La Chapelle Des Augustins Sancerre 2014
Loire, France
322628
Review added: June 21, 2017
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$37.95 High
(1000+)V
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