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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Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Bottle Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Marlborough, New Zealand
735043
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$24.95 None
(0)V
Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir Single Ferment 2017, Central Otago Bottle Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir Single Ferment 2017, Central Otago
Central Otago, New Zealand
0
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$85.00 Shopping_bag
Two Sisters Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Two Sisters Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$54.80 Shopping_bag
Ca'del Borgo Pinot Grigio 2019, Doc Friuli Bottle Ca'del Borgo Pinot Grigio 2019, Doc Friuli
Friuli, Italy
Agent
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$0.01 Shopping_bag
Cap Royal Rouge 2016, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur Bottle Cap Royal Rouge 2016, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux, France
486761
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Rodney Strong Russian River Rosé Of Pinot Noir 2019, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California Bottle Rodney Strong Russian River Rosé Of Pinot Noir 2019, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Usa
15278
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$25.95 High
(1000+)V
Ka Tahi Chardonnay 2017, Hawke's Bay, North Island Bottle Ka Tahi Chardonnay 2017, Hawke's Bay, North Island
New Zealand
14557
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018, Mendoza Bottle Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
29280
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Glenlofty Go Shiraz 2015, Pyrenees, Victoria Bottle Glenlofty Go Shiraz 2015, Pyrenees, Victoria
Australia
16235
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Monterra Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale Bottle Monterra Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale
South Australia, Australia
477059
Review added: September 24, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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