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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La Rosa La Capitana Carménere 2015, Cachapoal Valley Bottle La Rosa La Capitana Carménere 2015, Cachapoal Valley
Chile

Review added: April 18, 2017
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$18.45 None
(0)
Hidden Bench Nocturn Rosé 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle Hidden Bench Nocturn Rosé 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: April 17, 2017
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Hidden Bench 2013 Locust Lane Rose 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Hidden Bench 2013 Locust Lane Rose 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: April 17, 2017
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Southbrook Organic Wild Ferment Cider "Col Fondo" 2016,  Avalon Orchard, Innisfil Bottle Southbrook Organic Wild Ferment Cider "Col Fondo" 2016, Avalon Orchard, Innisfil
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: April 15, 2017
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Graffigna Santiago Graffigna 2014, San Juan, Limited Release Bottle Graffigna Santiago Graffigna 2014, San Juan, Limited Release
Argentina
Agent
Review added: April 15, 2017
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Argyle Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Argyle Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
909499
Review added: April 15, 2017
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$33.95 High
(790)V
Graffigna Malbec 2015 Bottle Graffigna Malbec 2015
San Juan, Argentina
230474
Review added: April 15, 2017
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
Joie Farm A Noble Blend 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Joie Farm A Noble Blend 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Agent
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Hester Creek Trebbiano Old Vines Block 16 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Hester Creek Trebbiano Old Vines Block 16 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: April 15, 2017
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Joie Farm Unoaked Chardonnay 2016, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Joie Farm Unoaked Chardonnay 2016, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Agent
Review added: April 15, 2017
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