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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Ropiteau Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017, Bourgogne Bottle Ropiteau Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017, Bourgogne
Burgundy, France
10338
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$25.95 None
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Château Dubraud 2015, Ap Côtes De Bordeaux   Blaye Bottle Château Dubraud 2015, Ap Côtes De Bordeaux Blaye
Bordeaux, France
648915
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$17.95 None
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Böen Pinot Noir 2017, Monterey County/Santa Barbara County/Sonoma County Bottle Böen Pinot Noir 2017, Monterey County/Santa Barbara County/Sonoma County
California, Usa
10471
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$29.95 None
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Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
149328
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$19.95 None
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Willm Réserve Pinot Blanc 2017, Ac Alsace Bottle Willm Réserve Pinot Blanc 2017, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
667774
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$17.95 None
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Novas Gran Reserva Pinot Gris 2018, Bío Bío Valley Bottle Novas Gran Reserva Pinot Gris 2018, Bío Bío Valley
Bío Bío Valley, Chile
10770
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$15.95 None
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Château Le Doyenné 2014, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux Bottle Château Le Doyenné 2014, Ac Côtes De Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
416735
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$24.95 None
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La Couronne De Prince 2016, Ac Côtes Du Rhône Bottle La Couronne De Prince 2016, Ac Côtes Du Rhône
Rhône, France
10340
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$20.15 None
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Domaine La Bazillère Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine Sur Lie 2018, Ac Bottle Domaine La Bazillère Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine Sur Lie 2018, Ac
Loire, France
12009
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$13.95 None
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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
974527
Review added: October 18, 2019
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$21.95 High
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