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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Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay 2016, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County Bottle Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay 2016, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
California, Usa
104851
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$34.95 None
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Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso Bottle Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso
Emilia Romagna, Italy
632208
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$17.95 None
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Lorgeril Gris De Garille 2018, Igp Cité De Carcassonne Bottle Lorgeril Gris De Garille 2018, Igp Cité De Carcassonne
Midi, France
667311
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$13.95 None
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Creekside Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Iconoclast 2017, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Creekside Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Iconoclast 2017, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
520627
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$23.00 None
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Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
492413
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$22.95 None
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Cháteau Peuch Haut Les Complices 2016, Ap Languedoc Bottle Cháteau Peuch Haut Les Complices 2016, Ap Languedoc
Languedoc, France
644666
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Waterkloof Circle Of Life 2015, Wo Stellenbosch Bottle Waterkloof Circle Of Life 2015, Wo Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
284588
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Kew Soldier's Grant 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Kew Soldier's Grant 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
367318
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016, Heathcote, Victoria Bottle Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016, Heathcote, Victoria
Victoria, Australia
91488
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Sister's Run Cow's Corner Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Sister's Run Cow's Corner Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
346510
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$17.95 High
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Stefano Farina Dolcetto Di Diano D'alba 2017, Docg Bottle Stefano Farina Dolcetto Di Diano D'alba 2017, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
638304
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$16.95 None
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Muriel Fincas De La Villa Blanco 2018, Doca Rioja Bottle Muriel Fincas De La Villa Blanco 2018, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
645127
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$14.95 None
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Moulin De Gassac Classic 2018, Igp Pays D'hérault Bottle Moulin De Gassac Classic 2018, Igp Pays D'hérault
Languedoc, France
644518
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$12.95 None
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Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2018, Wo Coastal Region Bottle Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2018, Wo Coastal Region
Coastal Region, South Africa
999821
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$12.95 None
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Marchesi Di Barolo Gavi Di Gavi 2017, Docg Bottle Marchesi Di Barolo Gavi Di Gavi 2017, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
155382
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$22.95 None
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Andrea Biasiotto Extra Dry Prosecco 2017, Doc Veneto Bottle Andrea Biasiotto Extra Dry Prosecco 2017, Doc Veneto
Veneto, Italy
516559
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$17.95 None
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Feudo Antico Biologico Pecorino 2017, Igp Terre Di Chieti Bottle Feudo Antico Biologico Pecorino 2017, Igp Terre Di Chieti
Abruzzo, Italy
644930
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$15.95 None
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Westcott Lillias Unoaked Chardonnay 2018, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Westcott Lillias Unoaked Chardonnay 2018, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
425322
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$21.95 None
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Nativ Rue Dell'inchiostro Aglianico 2017, Igt Campania Bottle Nativ Rue Dell'inchiostro Aglianico 2017, Igt Campania
Campania, Italy
631606
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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The Lane Vineyard Block 1a Chardonnay 2017, Adelaide Hills Bottle The Lane Vineyard Block 1a Chardonnay 2017, Adelaide Hills
South Australia, Australia
429233
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Marchese Di Barolo, Barolo Bottle Marchese Di Barolo, Barolo
Piedmont, Italy
168179
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$42.95 None
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Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Certified Sustainable, Santa Maria Valley Bottle Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Certified Sustainable, Santa Maria Valley
California, Usa
980482
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$34.95 None
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La Crema Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Monterey County Bottle La Crema Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Monterey County
California, Usa
668376
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$27.95 None
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Creekside Iconoclast Syrah 2016, St. David's Bench Bottle Creekside Iconoclast Syrah 2016, St. David's Bench
Ontario, Canada
471797
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$25.00 None
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Ca' De' Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015, Dop Bottle Ca' De' Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015, Dop
Veneto, Italy
668491
Review added: May 22, 2019
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$23.95 None
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