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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Schiefer Blaufränkisch 2016, Burgenland Bottle Schiefer Blaufränkisch 2016, Burgenland
Austria
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Review added: September 24, 2018
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$27.47 None
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Wenzel Blaufränkisch Aus Dem Kalk 2017, Burgenland Bottle Wenzel Blaufränkisch Aus Dem Kalk 2017, Burgenland
Austria
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Review added: September 24, 2018
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$30.80 None
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Tement Steirische Klassik Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Südsteiermark Bottle Tement Steirische Klassik Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Südsteiermark
Austria
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Review added: September 24, 2018
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$30.75 None
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Stadlmann Zierfandler Ried Traiskirchner Igeln 2017, Thermenregion Bottle Stadlmann Zierfandler Ried Traiskirchner Igeln 2017, Thermenregion
Austria
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Review added: September 24, 2018
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$35.08 None
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Machherndl Federspiel Grüner Veltliner Ried Kollmütz 2017, Wachau Bottle Machherndl Federspiel Grüner Veltliner Ried Kollmütz 2017, Wachau
Wachau, Austria
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Review added: September 24, 2018
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Allram Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner 2017, Kamptal Bottle Allram Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner 2017, Kamptal
Kamptal, Austria
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Review added: September 24, 2018
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$33.47 None
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Huff Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Prince Edward County Bottle Huff Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$40.00 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase The Brock Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Closson Chase The Brock Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 19, 2018
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Hinterland Les Etoiles 2014, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Hinterland Les Etoiles 2014, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
WA-26576
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$39.00 Shopping_bag
Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay 2015, Columbia Valley Bottle Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay 2015, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
609123
Review added: September 19, 2018
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$57.95 None
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