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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Domaine Rochevine Condrieu 2017 Bottle Domaine Rochevine Condrieu 2017
Rhône, France
16414
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$59.00 Low
(11)V
Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
744375
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$24.95 High
(742)V
Accornero Bricco Del Bosco Grignolino Del Monferrato Casalese 2018, Doc Bottle Accornero Bricco Del Bosco Grignolino Del Monferrato Casalese 2018, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
426635
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$19.95 High
(469)V
J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2017, Paso Robles, California Bottle J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2017, Paso Robles, California
Usa
15652
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$41.95 High
(926)G
Proud Pour Pinot For Bees Pinot Noir 2018, Ontario Bottle Proud Pour Pinot For Bees Pinot Noir 2018, Ontario
Canada
17182
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Château D'antugnac Haute Vallée Terres Amoureuses 2017, Ap Limoux, Languedoc Bottle Château D'antugnac Haute Vallée Terres Amoureuses 2017, Ap Limoux, Languedoc
France
16413
Review added: September 18, 2020
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$26.95 High
(315)V
Domaine Des Echardieres La Long Bec Touraine Chenonceaux 2018, Ac, Loire Bottle Domaine Des Echardieres La Long Bec Touraine Chenonceaux 2018, Ac, Loire
France
16375
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$25.95 High
(1000+)V
Proud Pour Pinot Gris For The Sea 2019, Ontario Bottle Proud Pour Pinot Gris For The Sea 2019, Ontario
Canada
17181
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Asselheim Matthias Gaul Pinot Noir 2017, Pfalz Bottle Asselheim Matthias Gaul Pinot Noir 2017, Pfalz
Pfalz, Germany
Agent
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$39.10 Shopping_bag
Manz Gruner Silavner Trocken 2019, Rheinhessen Bottle Manz Gruner Silavner Trocken 2019, Rheinhessen
Rheinhessen, Germany
Agent
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$19.20 Shopping_bag
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