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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Jean Michel Gerin La Loye Condrieu 2016 Bottle Jean Michel Gerin La Loye Condrieu 2016
Rhone, France

Review added: January 09, 2019
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$68.00 None
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Bricklayer's Reward 20 Barrels Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Bricklayer's Reward 20 Barrels Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
644609
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$18.95 High
(488)V
Sivas Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Sonoma County Bottle Sivas Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Sonoma County
California, Usa
317875
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
The Foreign Affair The Embrace 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Foreign Affair The Embrace 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
538041
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$16.95 High
(340)V
Duca Di Quadri Catemario Collezione Privata Pinot Grigio 2017, Doc Bottle Duca Di Quadri Catemario Collezione Privata Pinot Grigio 2017, Doc
Friuli, Italy
120782
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Bosman Pinot Noir 2016, Wo Upper Hemel En Aarde Valley, Walker Bay Bottle Bosman Pinot Noir 2016, Wo Upper Hemel En Aarde Valley, Walker Bay
Walker Bay, South Africa
630749
Review added: January 09, 2019
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Diamandes Perlita Malbec/Syrah 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Diamandes Perlita Malbec/Syrah 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
480749
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Lento Dragone Rosso 2015, Igt Calabria Bottle Lento Dragone Rosso 2015, Igt Calabria
Calabria, Italy
575266
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Rendola Rosso Maremma 2016, Doc Bottle Rendola Rosso Maremma 2016, Doc
Tuscany, Italy
574145
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2017, Qualitätswein Bottle Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2017, Qualitätswein
Pfalz, Germany
988592
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
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