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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Rioja Vega Reserva Rioja Estate Bottled 2014 Bottle Rioja Vega Reserva Rioja Estate Bottled 2014
Rioja, Spain
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Pablo Claro Cabernet Sauvignon Graciano Special Selection 2017, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Bottle Pablo Claro Cabernet Sauvignon Graciano Special Selection 2017, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla
Spain
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Tenuta Scuotto Campania Aglianico 2015, Igp Bottle Tenuta Scuotto Campania Aglianico 2015, Igp
Campania, Italy
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Le Petit Coudoulis Côtes Du Rhône 2017, Rhone Valley Bottle Le Petit Coudoulis Côtes Du Rhône 2017, Rhone Valley
Rhône, France
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Riondo Valpolicella Ripasso 2016, Veneto Bottle Riondo Valpolicella Ripasso 2016, Veneto
Veneto, Italy
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Ferdinando Principiano, Dosset Vino Rosso 2019, Piedmont Bottle Ferdinando Principiano, Dosset Vino Rosso 2019, Piedmont
Piedmont, Italy
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Domini Del Leone, Veneto Rosso, Veneto Bottle Domini Del Leone, Veneto Rosso, Veneto
Veneto, Italy
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De Andrés Sisters La Viña Del Bululu Garnacha 2018, Castilla Y Leon Bottle De Andrés Sisters La Viña Del Bululu Garnacha 2018, Castilla Y Leon
Castilla y León, Spain
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Bouchon Pais Viejo 2018, Maule Bottle Bouchon Pais Viejo 2018, Maule
Maule Valley, Chile
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Château Combrillac Les Équilibristes Bergerac Blanc Hirsute 2019 Bottle Château Combrillac Les Équilibristes Bergerac Blanc Hirsute 2019
Southwest, France
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