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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Road 13 Vineyards Honest John's Rosé 2017, BC VQA British Columbia Bottle Road 13 Vineyards Honest John's Rosé 2017, BC VQA British Columbia
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: April 21, 2018
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$0.00 Shopping_bag
Joie Farm Re Think Pink Rosé 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Joie Farm Re Think Pink Rosé 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: April 21, 2018
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$23.90 Shopping_bag
Castello Di Neive Barbaresco 2015, Barbaresco Bottle Castello Di Neive Barbaresco 2015, Barbaresco
Piedmont, Italy
160143
Review added: April 21, 2018
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$23.55 High
(1000+)V
Road 13 Vineyards Honest John's White 2017 Bottle Road 13 Vineyards Honest John's White 2017
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: April 21, 2018
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$17.00 Shopping_bag
Joie Farm Pinot Blanc 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Joie Farm Pinot Blanc 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Agent
Review added: April 21, 2018
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$22.90 Shopping_bag
Baltasar Gracián Reserva 2013 Bottle Baltasar Gracián Reserva 2013
Calatayud, Spain
547109
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$23.95 None
(0)V
Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2013 Bottle Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2013
Piedmont, Italy
999730
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$87.95 None
(0)V
Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2014, Prädikatswein Bottle Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2014, Prädikatswein
Mosel, Germany
298182
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$40.95 None
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Fess Parker Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County Bottle Fess Parker Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
California, Usa
547158
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$44.95 None
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Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico 2015, Doc Bottle Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico 2015, Doc
Veneto, Italy
92437
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$39.95 None
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