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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Antoine De La Farge 2019, Vin De France Bottle Antoine De La Farge 2019, Vin De France
Loire, France
128530
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Alain Girard & Fils Domaine Des Brosses 2019, Sancerre Bottle Alain Girard & Fils Domaine Des Brosses 2019, Sancerre
Loire, France
128231
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Michel Girard Et Fils 2018, Sancerre Bottle Michel Girard Et Fils 2018, Sancerre
Loire, France
128230
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Sophie Bertin Sauvignon Vin De France Les Plaisires De Sophie 2019, Vin De France Bottle Sophie Bertin Sauvignon Vin De France Les Plaisires De Sophie 2019, Vin De France
Loire, France
128227
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Jean Michel Sorbe 2019, Igp Val De Loire Bottle Jean Michel Sorbe 2019, Igp Val De Loire
Loire, France
128229
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Domaine Le Portail Blanc 2019, Cheverny Bottle Domaine Le Portail Blanc 2019, Cheverny
Loire, France
128226
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Loire Propriétés Les Anges 2019, Aop Touraine Bottle Loire Propriétés Les Anges 2019, Aop Touraine
Loire, France
128223
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Domaine Pascal Gibault Les Sables 2019, Aop Touraine Bottle Domaine Pascal Gibault Les Sables 2019, Aop Touraine
Loire, France
128225
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
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Domaine Sauvete Sauvignon 2019, Aop Touraine Bottle Domaine Sauvete Sauvignon 2019, Aop Touraine
Loire, France
128222
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
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Marc, François Et Yves Thibault Montour 2019, Aoc Coteaux Du Giennois Bottle Marc, François Et Yves Thibault Montour 2019, Aoc Coteaux Du Giennois
Loire, France
128220
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
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Domaine Du Vieil Orme 2019, Aoc Touraine Bottle Domaine Du Vieil Orme 2019, Aoc Touraine
Loire, France
128221
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Domaine Lou Frejau Châteauneuf Du Pape 2017, Châteauneuf Du Pape Bottle Domaine Lou Frejau Châteauneuf Du Pape 2017, Châteauneuf Du Pape
Rhône, France
128219
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Domaine Des Gravas Gigondas 2019, Gigondas Bottle Domaine Des Gravas Gigondas 2019, Gigondas
Rhône, France
128217
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
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Domaine François Xavier Lambert Gigondas 2018, Gigondas Bottle Domaine François Xavier Lambert Gigondas 2018, Gigondas
Rhône, France
128218
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
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Domaine Des Gravas Vacqueyras 2019, Vacqueyras Bottle Domaine Des Gravas Vacqueyras 2019, Vacqueyras
Rhône, France
128216
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
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Mas Des Restanques Vacqueyras 2018, Ac, Vendanges Manuelles Bottle Mas Des Restanques Vacqueyras 2018, Ac, Vendanges Manuelles
Rhône, France
245597
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$26.95 Buy-from-vso
Domaine Fontaine Du Clos Reflets De L'âme Vacqueyras 2018, Vacqueyras Bottle Domaine Fontaine Du Clos Reflets De L'âme Vacqueyras 2018, Vacqueyras
Rhône, France
343392
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$17.25 None
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Mas Des Restanques Gigondas 2018, Ac Bottle Mas Des Restanques Gigondas 2018, Ac
Rhône, France
245662
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$29.95 Buy-from-vso
Vignobles Famille Quiot Vacqueyras 2017, Vacqueyras Bottle Vignobles Famille Quiot Vacqueyras 2017, Vacqueyras
Rhône, France
128212
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Vignobles Jérome Quiot Châteauneuf Du Pape 2017, Châteauneuf Du Pape Bottle Vignobles Jérome Quiot Châteauneuf Du Pape 2017, Châteauneuf Du Pape
Rhône, France
128210
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Vignobles Jérome Quiot Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Châteauneuf Du Pape Bottle Vignobles Jérome Quiot Châteauneuf Du Pape 2016, Châteauneuf Du Pape
Rhône, France
128211
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Vignobles Famille Quiot Gigondas 2016, Gigondas Bottle Vignobles Famille Quiot Gigondas 2016, Gigondas
Rhône, France
128209
Review added: October 21, 2020
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$0.01 None
(0)
Invivo Sjp Rose 2019, Vin De France Bottle Invivo Sjp Rose 2019, Vin De France
France
Agent
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$0.01 Shopping_bag
Fresne Ducret Le Chemin Du Chemin Premier Cru Champagne, Aoc Champagne Bottle Fresne Ducret Le Chemin Du Chemin Premier Cru Champagne, Aoc Champagne
Champagne, France
Agent
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$66.81 None
(0)
Luna Estate Rose   Pinot Meunier 2019, Martinborough Bottle Luna Estate Rose Pinot Meunier 2019, Martinborough
Martinborough, New Zealand
Agent
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$0.01 Shopping_bag
Te Henga Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough Bottle Te Henga Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough
Marlborough, New Zealand
10718
Review added: October 19, 2020
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$12.95 High
(1000+)G
Tetramythos Black Of Kalavryta 2019 Bottle Tetramythos Black Of Kalavryta 2019
Peloponnese, Greece
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$23.00 None
(0)
Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
1545
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$22.95 High
(1000+)E
Flat Rock Cellars Crowned Rosé 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Crowned Rosé 2015, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
BGCB20X210
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$45.00 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench Bottle Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2017, VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
383315
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$27.75 High
(208)V
Selbach Saar Riesling Kabinett 2018, Mosel Bottle Selbach Saar Riesling Kabinett 2018, Mosel
Mosel, Germany
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$28.44 Shopping_bag
Angove Family Crest Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2018, Mclaren Vale Bottle Angove Family Crest Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2018, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
534750
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$21.95 High
(553)V
Summerhill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Valley VQA Bottle Summerhill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Valley VQA
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$40.35 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Estate Grown Biodynamic Chardonnay 2019, Okanagan Valley VQA Bottle Summerhill Estate Grown Biodynamic Chardonnay 2019, Okanagan Valley VQA
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$34.60 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Estate Grown Biodynamic Pinot Noir 2019, Okanagan Valley VQA Bottle Summerhill Estate Grown Biodynamic Pinot Noir 2019, Okanagan Valley VQA
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$40.35 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Vineyard Riesling 2018, Okanagan Valley, VQA Bottle Summerhill Vineyard Riesling 2018, Okanagan Valley, VQA
British Columbia, Canada
BGCB20X121
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$32.30 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Vineyard Riesling 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Summerhill Vineyard Riesling 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
BGCB20X120
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$32.00 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2018, Okanagan Valley Bottle Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2018, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$32.30 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2019, Okanagan Valley Bottle Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2019, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
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$32.30 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
12392
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$32.30 Shopping_bag
Summerhill Pyramid Cipes Ariel 2000, VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Summerhill Pyramid Cipes Ariel 2000, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
BGCB20X208
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$115.10 Shopping_bag
Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
302083
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$24.95 High
(218)V
Bachelder Parfum De Niagara Pinot Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Bachelder Parfum De Niagara Pinot Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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Barbeito 5 Years Old Rainwater Reserva Medium Dry, Madeira Bottle Barbeito 5 Years Old Rainwater Reserva Medium Dry, Madeira
Portugal
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$26.13 Shopping_bag
Château Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2018, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Blaye Bottle Château Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2018, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Blaye
Bordeaux, France
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$26.45 None
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Villa Reguela 2017, Doc Duoro Bottle Villa Reguela 2017, Doc Duoro
Douro, Portugal
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$21.00 None
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Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018, South Australia Bottle Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$59.00 Shopping_bag
Finca Martha Gran Blend 2018, Mendoza Bottle Finca Martha Gran Blend 2018, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
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$22.00 Shopping_bag
Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 2018, South Australia Bottle Crayères Vineyard Terre à Terre Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 2018, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
Agent
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$42.00 Shopping_bag
Niepoort Nat'cool! Tinto (1000 Ml) 2019, Bairrada Bottle Niepoort Nat'cool! Tinto (1000 Ml) 2019, Bairrada
Bairrada, Portugal
Agent
Review added: October 16, 2020
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$25.00 Shopping_bag
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