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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Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Bottle Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
California, Usa
996405
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$55.95 High
(1000+)V
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
708982
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$84.95 High
(50)V
Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, Unfiltered Bottle Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, Unfiltered
California, Usa
Profile
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$164.95 Shopping_bag
Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa

Review added: April 23, 2018
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$29.99 None
(0)
Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
431825
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$79.95 Medium
(32)V
Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
34785
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$129.00 None
(0)V
Carol Shelton Rockpile Rocky Reserve Zinfandel 2015, Florence Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Carol Shelton Rockpile Rocky Reserve Zinfandel 2015, Florence Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
394510
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$48.00 None
(0)V
Ridge Lytton Springs 2015, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Ridge Lytton Springs 2015, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
982413
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$64.95 Medium
(43)V
Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
346304
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$67.95 High
(63)V
Schug Chardonnay Carneros 2016 Bottle Schug Chardonnay Carneros 2016
California, Usa

Review added: April 23, 2018
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$31.00 None
(0)
Domaine Courtois La Grange Vinsobres 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Courtois La Grange Vinsobres 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
526632
Review added: April 23, 2018
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$16.95 High
(388)V
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
(0)V
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
(0)V
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
(0)V
Roda Reserva 2012 Bottle Roda Reserva 2012
Rioja, Spain
664557
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$52.95 None
(0)V
Flat Rock Gravity Pinot Noir 2014, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Flat Rock Gravity Pinot Noir 2014, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
1560
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$34.95 None
(0)V
Álvaro Palacios Camins Del Priorat 2016, Doq Priorat Bottle Álvaro Palacios Camins Del Priorat 2016, Doq Priorat
Priorat, Spain
216291
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$30.95 None
(0)V
Domaine De L'oiselet Vacqueyras 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine De L'oiselet Vacqueyras 2015, Ac
Rhone, France
537951
Review added: April 19, 2018
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$27.95 None
(0)V
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