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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Kleinood Farm Tamboerskloof Shiraz 2015, Stellenbosch Bottle Kleinood Farm Tamboerskloof Shiraz 2015, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Review added: June 03, 2020
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$47.00 Shopping_bag
Podere Il Machione Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2016 Bottle Podere Il Machione Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2016
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: June 03, 2020
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Godeval Cepas Vellas 2018, Galicia, Valdeorras Bottle Godeval Cepas Vellas 2018, Galicia, Valdeorras
Spain
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Review added: June 03, 2020
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First Contact Skin Fermented White Wine 2019, VQA Ontario Bottle First Contact Skin Fermented White Wine 2019, VQA Ontario
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: May 30, 2020
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J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2017, Paso Robles Bottle J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2017, Paso Robles
California, Usa
948240
Review added: May 23, 2020
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Two Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Niagara River Bottle
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Two Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
14320
Review added: May 23, 2020
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$65.80 Shopping_bag
Two Sisters Merlot 2016, Niagara River Bottle Two Sisters Merlot 2016, Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
winery
Review added: May 23, 2020
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Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2012 Bottle Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2012
Nemea, Greece
295618
Review added: May 23, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Paride D'angelo Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2019 Bottle Paride D'angelo Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2019
Abruzzo, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$13.95 Shopping_bag
Nautilus Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle Nautilus Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2016
Marlborough, New Zealand
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Two Sisters Margo 2019, Niagara River Bottle Two Sisters Margo 2019, Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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2027 Cellars Contrary White Blend 2019, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 2027 Cellars Contrary White Blend 2019, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Pearl Morissette Cuvée Dix Neuvième Chardonnay 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Pearl Morissette Cuvée Dix Neuvième Chardonnay 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$48.00 None
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Two Sisters Unoaked Chardonnay 2018 Bottle Two Sisters Unoaked Chardonnay 2018
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2019, South Australia Bottle Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2019, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
470062
Review added: May 23, 2020
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$15.00 High
(1000+)G
Two Sisters Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Two Sisters Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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2027 Cellars Riesling Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block 2019, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle 2027 Cellars Riesling Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block 2019, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Two Sisters Riesling 2018, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Two Sisters Riesling 2018, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Two Sisters Riesling 2017, Niagara Escarpment Bottle
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Two Sisters Riesling 2017, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
14326
Review added: May 23, 2020
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2027 Cellars Falls Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 2027 Cellars Falls Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Paride D'angelo Pecorino 2019, Colline Pescaresi Bottle Paride D'angelo Pecorino 2019, Colline Pescaresi
Abruzzo, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Two Sisters Blanc De Franc 2017, Niagara River Bottle Two Sisters Blanc De Franc 2017, Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$62.00 Shopping_bag
2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Blanc De Blanc 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Blanc De Blanc 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Massolino Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe Bottle Massolino Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$38.55 Shopping_bag
Lifevine Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley Bottle Lifevine Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Clos Thales 2010 Bottle Clos Thales 2010
France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Tenuta Montemagno Ruché Di Castagnole Monferrato 2017, Docg Bottle Tenuta Montemagno Ruché Di Castagnole Monferrato 2017, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$37.20 Shopping_bag
Martinat Bru Priorat 2017 Bottle Martinat Bru Priorat 2017
Priorat, Spain
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$48.95 Shopping_bag
Domaine Berthoumieu La Fe 2017, Aop Madiran Bottle Domaine Berthoumieu La Fe 2017, Aop Madiran
Southwest, France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$21.61 Shopping_bag
Zonte's Footstep Canto Di Lago Sangiovese/Barbera 2015, Single Site, Langhorne Creek, South Australia Bottle Zonte's Footstep Canto Di Lago Sangiovese/Barbera 2015, Single Site, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
Domaine A.Gros Et J. P.Tollot Les Fontanilles Minervois 2017 Bottle Domaine A.Gros Et J. P.Tollot Les Fontanilles Minervois 2017
Languedoc, France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$48.95 Shopping_bag
Montrodo Negre 2018, Sant Marti Vell  Girona Bottle Montrodo Negre 2018, Sant Marti Vell Girona
Spain
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$26.13 Shopping_bag
Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2017, North Coast Bottle Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2017, North Coast
California, Usa
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$36.30 None
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli 'no Name' 2015, Langhe Bottle Giacomo Borgogno & Figli 'no Name' 2015, Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$51.04 Shopping_bag
Stirm 2018, Sonoma Ava Bottle Stirm 2018, Sonoma Ava
California, Usa
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$39.75 Shopping_bag
Dogliotti Barbaresco 2016, Barbaresco Docg Bottle Dogliotti Barbaresco 2016, Barbaresco Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$49.85 Shopping_bag
Frederic Brouca Champs Pentus 2018, Faugères Bottle Frederic Brouca Champs Pentus 2018, Faugères
Languedoc, France
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$28.39 None
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Molino Vini Barbaresco Teorema 2016, Barbaresco Bottle Molino Vini Barbaresco Teorema 2016, Barbaresco
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$55.00 Shopping_bag
Rosso Dell'arnasa Merlot 2018, Piave Doc Bottle Rosso Dell'arnasa Merlot 2018, Piave Doc
Italy
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$23.95 Shopping_bag
Castello Di Roncade Cabernet 2016, Piave Doc Bottle Castello Di Roncade Cabernet 2016, Piave Doc
Italy
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$16.20 Shopping_bag
Dogliotti Barbera D'asti Superiore 2016, Barbera D'asti Docg Bottle Dogliotti Barbera D'asti Superiore 2016, Barbera D'asti Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$38.05 Shopping_bag
Raboso Dell'arnasa 2016, Piave Doc Bottle Raboso Dell'arnasa 2016, Piave Doc
Italy
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$24.95 Shopping_bag
Tenuta Montemagno Austerum 2017, Barbera D'asti Rosso Docg Bottle Tenuta Montemagno Austerum 2017, Barbera D'asti Rosso Docg
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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Bindi I Sergardi Achille 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso Bottle Bindi I Sergardi Achille 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$23.03 Shopping_bag
Capezzana Carmignano 2015, Docg Bottle Capezzana Carmignano 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
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$51.00 Shopping_bag
Tenuta Olim Bauda La Villa Barbera D'asti 2018, Doc Bottle Tenuta Olim Bauda La Villa Barbera D'asti 2018, Doc
Piedmont, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$27.20 None
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Domaine De Beyssac Initial 2016, Aop Cotes Du Marmandais Bottle Domaine De Beyssac Initial 2016, Aop Cotes Du Marmandais
France
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Albeisa Dolcetto D'alba Le Querce 2018, Piedmont Bottle Albeisa Dolcetto D'alba Le Querce 2018, Piedmont
Piedmont, Italy
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Versado Old Vines Malbec 2015 Bottle Versado Old Vines Malbec 2015
Mendoza, Argentina
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Kellerei Bozen Huck Am Bach Sudtirol Alto Adige 2018, Doc St. Magdalener Bottle Kellerei Bozen Huck Am Bach Sudtirol Alto Adige 2018, Doc St. Magdalener
Alto Adige/Trentino, Italy
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Review added: May 23, 2020
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$26.13 Shopping_bag
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