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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Gilgal Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Galilee Bottle Gilgal Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Galilee
Israel, World
857219
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$25.45 High
(266)G
Yarden Chardonnay 2017, Galilée Bottle Yarden Chardonnay 2017, Galilée
Israel, World
857185
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$35.55 High
(413)V
Aalto 2016, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Aalto 2016, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
120436
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$85.81 None
(0)V
Mas Doix Salanques 2016, Priorat Bottle Mas Doix Salanques 2016, Priorat
Priorat, Spain
Agent
Review added: April 16, 2019
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Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016, Vino De La Tierra De Extremadura Bottle Palacio Quemado La Zarcita 2016, Vino De La Tierra De Extremadura
Spain
0
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$22.95 Shopping_bag
Pago De Vallegarcía Hipperia 2015, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Bottle Pago De Vallegarcía Hipperia 2015, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla
Castilla y León, Spain
0
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$59.95 Shopping_bag
Julian Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2016, D.O. Navarra Bottle Julian Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2016, D.O. Navarra
Navarra, Spain
0
Review added: April 16, 2019
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$70.00 Shopping_bag
Bellaria Oltre Greco Di Tufo 2017, Doc Bottle Bellaria Oltre Greco Di Tufo 2017, Doc
Campania, Italy
632281
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Tinto Rey Verdejo 2017, Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County Bottle Tinto Rey Verdejo 2017, Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County
California, Usa
646166
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
177840
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$14.95 None
(0)V
Montes Alpha Special Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Do Cachapoal Valley Bottle Montes Alpha Special Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Do Cachapoal Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
649160
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Jeanneret Cabernet/Malbec 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia Bottle Jeanneret Cabernet/Malbec 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
632588
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$23.95 None
(0)V
Redstone Limestone Vineyard South Riesling 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Redstone Limestone Vineyard South Riesling 2016, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
381251
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Navarro Correas Selección Del Enólogo Malbec 2014, Single Vineyard, Tunuyán, Uco Valley Bottle Navarro Correas Selección Del Enólogo Malbec 2014, Single Vineyard, Tunuyán, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
646232
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2018, Ap Costières De Nîmes Bottle Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2018, Ap Costières De Nîmes
Rhône, France
950576
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$16.95 None
(0)V
Featherstone Four Feathers 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Featherstone Four Feathers 2018, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
341586
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$14.95 High
(996)V
Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Henry Of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
616466
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Chris Ringland Cr Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Chris Ringland Cr Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
633479
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Hardy's Tintara Geology Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Hardy's Tintara Geology Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
632570
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Wo Cape Town Bottle Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Wo Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa
636027
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Château Paradis Essenciel Red 2015, Ap Côtes De Provence Bottle Château Paradis Essenciel Red 2015, Ap Côtes De Provence
Provence, France
644435
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Grosset Création Cairanne Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2016, Ac Bottle Grosset Création Cairanne Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2016, Ac
Rhône, France
33852
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Black Forest Dry Pinot Gris 2016, Qualitätswein Bottle Black Forest Dry Pinot Gris 2016, Qualitätswein
Baden, Germany
645150
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$15.95 None
(0)V
Duck Pond Pinot Noir 2016, Oregon Bottle Duck Pond Pinot Noir 2016, Oregon
Oregon, Usa
427872
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Jackson Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Jackson Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
563197
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$25.95 None
(0)V
Kunde Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County Bottle Kunde Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County
California, Usa
639716
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Lone Birch Red Blend 2016, Yakima Valley Bottle Lone Birch Red Blend 2016, Yakima Valley
Washington, Usa
648758
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Pike Road Pinot Gris 2017, Willamette Valley Bottle Pike Road Pinot Gris 2017, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
648741
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Colab And Bloom Shiraz 2016, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Colab And Bloom Shiraz 2016, Barossa, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
632562
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Sister's Run Old Testament Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Coonawarra, South Australia Bottle Sister's Run Old Testament Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Coonawarra, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
478271
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
L'ami Des Crustacés Classique Pinot Blanc 2016, Ac Alsace Bottle L'ami Des Crustacés Classique Pinot Blanc 2016, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
644427
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Château Baracan 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux   Cadillac Bottle Château Baracan 2015, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Cadillac
Bordeaux, France
629980
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$16.95 None
(0)V
Domaine Seguin Pouilly Fumé 2017, Ac Bottle Domaine Seguin Pouilly Fumé 2017, Ac
Loire, France
637876
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Umberto Fiore Barbaresco 2015, Docg Bottle Umberto Fiore Barbaresco 2015, Docg
Piedmont, Italy
636670
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$27.95 None
(0)V
Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley Bottle Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
947929
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$27.95 None
(0)V
Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Docg Bottle Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
943613
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$24.95 High
(323)V
Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Gris 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Gris 2017, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
537076
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$22.95 None
(0)V
Cave Du Château De Chénas Moulin à Vent 2016, Ac Bottle Cave Du Château De Chénas Moulin à Vent 2016, Ac
Beaujolais, France
648477
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Sanpaolo Fiano Di Avellino 2017, Docg Bottle Sanpaolo Fiano Di Avellino 2017, Docg
Campania, Italy
631705
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Burrowing Owl Merlot 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle Burrowing Owl Merlot 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
585737
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$39.95 None
(0)V
Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley Bottle Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
748434
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$37.95 None
(0)V
Moulins De Citran 2009, Second Wine Of Château Citran, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Moulins De Citran 2009, Second Wine Of Château Citran, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
633065
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$29.95 None
(0)V
Larry Charubino Pedestal Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Larry Charubino Pedestal Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
633446
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Roserock Chardonnay 2016, Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley Bottle Roserock Chardonnay 2016, Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
573568
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$41.95 None
(0)V
Château Sociando Mallet 2012, Ac Haut Médoc Bottle Château Sociando Mallet 2012, Ac Haut Médoc
Bordeaux, France
594382
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$67.95 None
(0)V
Rocca Delle Macìe Campo Maccione Morellino Di Scansano 2017, Docg Bottle Rocca Delle Macìe Campo Maccione Morellino Di Scansano 2017, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
969428
Review added: April 15, 2019
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
CedarCreek Rosé Pinot Noir Estate Grown 2018, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle CedarCreek Rosé Pinot Noir Estate Grown 2018, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: April 09, 2019
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$18.99 Shopping_bag
CedarCreek Pinot Gris Estate Grown 2018, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle CedarCreek Pinot Gris Estate Grown 2018, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: April 05, 2019
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$18.99 Shopping_bag
CedarCreek Riesling 2018, Okanagan Valley Bottle CedarCreek Riesling 2018, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: April 05, 2019
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$0.00 Shopping_bag
Stina Plavac Mali ' Za Inspiraciju' 2013, Dalmatia Bottle Stina Plavac Mali ' Za Inspiraciju' 2013, Dalmatia
Croatia, World
0
Review added: April 04, 2019
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$34.95 Shopping_bag
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