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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Tom Gore Chardonnay 2017, California Bottle Tom Gore Chardonnay 2017, California
California, Usa
458810
Review added: July 15, 2019
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$19.95 Medium
(12)V
Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California Bottle Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California
California, Usa
451336
Review added: July 15, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Tom Gore Field Blend 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Tom Gore Field Blend 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
639724
Review added: July 15, 2019
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$29.95 Low
(8)V
Sutro Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Sonoma County Bottle Sutro Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Sonoma County
California, Usa

Review added: July 11, 2019
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$0.00 None
(0)
Rhône To The Bone 2017, Côtes Du Rhône Bottle Rhône To The Bone 2017, Côtes Du Rhône
Rhône, France
Agent
Review added: July 09, 2019
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$15.95 Shopping_bag
Labouré Roi Le Beaunois Chablis 2018 Bottle Labouré Roi Le Beaunois Chablis 2018
Burgundy, France
Agent
Review added: July 09, 2019
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$26.95 Shopping_bag
CedarCreek Platinum Block 1 Rosé 2018, Okanagan Valley Bottle CedarCreek Platinum Block 1 Rosé 2018, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: July 08, 2019
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$29.99 Shopping_bag
CedarCreek Platinum Block 9 Ehrenfelser 2018, Okanagan Valley Bottle CedarCreek Platinum Block 9 Ehrenfelser 2018, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: July 07, 2019
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$29.99 Shopping_bag
Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2017, Twenty Mile Bench Bottle
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Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2017, Twenty Mile Bench
Ontario, Canada
286278
Review added: July 07, 2019
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$19.95 High
(1000+)W
Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2017, Beamsville Bench Bottle
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Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2017, Beamsville Bench
Ontario, Canada
68817
Review added: June 27, 2019
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
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