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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Gilgal Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Galilee Bottle Gilgal Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Galilee
Israel, World
857219
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$25.45 High
(266)G
Yarden Chardonnay 2017, Galilée Bottle Yarden Chardonnay 2017, Galilée
Israel, World
857185
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$35.55 High
(413)V
Aalto 2016, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Aalto 2016, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
120436
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$85.81 None
(0)V
Mas Doix Salanques 2016, Priorat Bottle Mas Doix Salanques 2016, Priorat
Priorat, Spain
Agent
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$74.95 Shopping_bag
Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016, Vino De La Tierra De Extremadura Bottle Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016, Vino De La Tierra De Extremadura
Spain
0
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$22.95 Shopping_bag
Pago De Vallegarcía Hipperia 2015, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Bottle Pago De Vallegarcía Hipperia 2015, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla
Castilla y León, Spain
0
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$59.95 Shopping_bag
Julian Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2016, D.O. Navarra Bottle Julian Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2016, D.O. Navarra
Navarra, Spain
0
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$70.00 Shopping_bag
Bellaria Oltre Greco Di Tufo 2017, Doc Bottle Bellaria Oltre Greco Di Tufo 2017, Doc
Campania, Italy
632281
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Tinto Rey Verdejo 2017, Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County Bottle Tinto Rey Verdejo 2017, Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County
California, Usa
646166
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
177840
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$14.95 None
(0)V
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