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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Tawse Gamay Noir Redfoot Vineyard 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore Bottle
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Tawse Gamay Noir Redfoot Vineyard 2017, Lincoln Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: August 18, 2019
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Closerie Des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligoté 2017, Ac Bottle Closerie Des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligoté 2017, Ac
Burgundy, France
557728
Review added: August 18, 2019
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
469445
Review added: August 18, 2019
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Benjamin Bridge Riesling 2017 Bottle Benjamin Bridge Riesling 2017
Nova Scotia, Canada

Review added: August 18, 2019
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Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut 2014 Bottle Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut 2014
Nova Scotia, Canada
0
Review added: August 18, 2019
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Alejandro Fernandez Alejairén 2016, La Mancha Bottle Alejandro Fernandez Alejairén 2016, La Mancha
Spain
0
Review added: August 15, 2019
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Luna Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Martinborough Bottle Luna Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Martinborough
Martinborough, New Zealand
0
Review added: August 14, 2019
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Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada

Review added: August 11, 2019
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CedarCreek Platinum Chardonnay Block 5 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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CedarCreek Platinum Chardonnay Block 5 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
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Hidden Bench Chardonnay Tête De Cuvée 2016, Beamsville Bench Bottle
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Hidden Bench Chardonnay Tête De Cuvée 2016, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
13908
Review added: July 21, 2019
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