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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Domini Veneti La Casetta Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014 Bottle Domini Veneti La Casetta Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014
Veneto, Italy
WA-28309
Review added: October 19, 2017
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$26.45 None
(0)
Jermann Pinot Grigio 2015, Igt Venezia Giulia Bottle Jermann Pinot Grigio 2015, Igt Venezia Giulia
Friuli, Italy
117093
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$34.95 High
(72)V
Hendry Hrw Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Hendry Hrw Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
Agent
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$55.95 None
(0)
Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo Di Torbe 2011 Bottle Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo Di Torbe 2011
Veneto, Italy
548677
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$106.95 None
(0)V
Mont Chauve En Pimont Chassagne Montrachet 2012, Ac Bottle Mont Chauve En Pimont Chassagne Montrachet 2012, Ac
Burgundy, France
496372
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$67.95 None
(0)V
Le Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2009, Ac Bottle Le Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2009, Ac
Champagne, France
514208
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$62.95 None
(0)V
Sassicaia 2014, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia Bottle Sassicaia 2014, Doc Bolgheri Sassicaia
Tuscany, Italy
480533
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$216.95 None
(0)V
Antinori Pian Delle Vigne Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Antinori Pian Delle Vigne Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
651141
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$62.95 None
(0)V
Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
208702
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$45.00 None
(0)V
Castello Di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 Bottle Castello Di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Tuscany, Italy
650754
Review added: October 18, 2017
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$28.95 None
(0)V
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