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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Señorío De La Antigua Finca Cabanela Mencía 2015, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Y León Bottle Señorío De La Antigua Finca Cabanela Mencía 2015, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Y León
Castilla y León, Spain
481549
Review added: February 19, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Ironstone Merlot 2018, Lodi Bottle Ironstone Merlot 2018, Lodi
California, Usa
704353
Review added: February 19, 2020
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Scaranto Chianti 2017, Docg Bottle Scaranto Chianti 2017, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
13454
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
V3 Sans Sulfites Ajoutés 2018, Vegan, Ac Buzet Bottle V3 Sans Sulfites Ajoutés 2018, Vegan, Ac Buzet
Southwest, France
13398
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Perrin Réserve Côtes Du Rhône 2017, Ac (375ml) Bottle Perrin Réserve Côtes Du Rhône 2017, Ac (375ml)
Rhône, France
12984
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$8.95 High
(1000+)V
Kew Vineyards Estate Heritage 2013, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Kew Vineyards Estate Heritage 2013, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
11958
Review added: February 19, 2020
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$39.95 High
(197)V
Whitehaven Chardonnay 2018, Certified Sustainable, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Whitehaven Chardonnay 2018, Certified Sustainable, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
12621
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Abad Dom Bueno Mencía 2015, Do Bierzo Bottle Abad Dom Bueno Mencía 2015, Do Bierzo
Bierzo, Spain
291989
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$16.95 High
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Canneto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015, Docg Bottle Canneto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
12126
Review added: February 19, 2020
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$29.95 High
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Renwood Premier Old Vine Zinfandel 2017, Amador County Bottle Renwood Premier Old Vine Zinfandel 2017, Amador County
California, Usa
450510
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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