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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Mullineux Old Vines White 2016, Unfiltered & Unfined, Wo Swartland Bottle Mullineux Old Vines White 2016, Unfiltered & Unfined, Wo Swartland
Swartland, South Africa
556597
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$36.95 None
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Château Brown 2010, Ac Pessac Léognan Bottle Château Brown 2010, Ac Pessac Léognan
Bordeaux, France
496646
Review added: May 17, 2018
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$66.95 None
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Lungarotti Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio 2010, Doc Torgiano Rosso Riserva Bottle Lungarotti Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio 2010, Doc Torgiano Rosso Riserva
Umbria, Italy
51771
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$46.95 None
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Phelps Creek Pinot Noir 2014, Columbia Gorge Bottle Phelps Creek Pinot Noir 2014, Columbia Gorge
Oregon, Usa
557538
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$48.95 None
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Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2014, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley Bottle Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2014, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
748434
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$35.95 None
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Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
416511
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$26.95 None
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Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Bottle Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
686659
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Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014, Docg Bottle Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2014, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
704346
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$31.95 None
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Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Chianti Classico Bottle Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
540971
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Château Juvénal La Terre Du Petit Homme 2015 Bottle Château Juvénal La Terre Du Petit Homme 2015
Rhone, France
490672
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$27.95 None
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