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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Hugh Hamilton The Ratbag Merlot 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Hugh Hamilton The Ratbag Merlot 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Australia
59972
Review added: June 04, 2020
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$24.95 High
(754)V
Granite Hill Chardonnay 2018, Lodi Bottle Granite Hill Chardonnay 2018, Lodi
California, Usa
14978
Review added: June 04, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2019, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2019, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
177840
Review added: June 04, 2020
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$14.95 High
(851)V
Wither Hills Rarangi Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Bottle Wither Hills Rarangi Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
551721
Review added: June 04, 2020
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
12636
Review added: June 04, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Clare Valley Bottle Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Clare Valley
South Australia, Australia
744235
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Pedra Cancela Winemaker Selection Red 2016, Do Dão Bottle Pedra Cancela Winemaker Selection Red 2016, Do Dão
Dão, Portugal
14438
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Tahbilk Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2017, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria Bottle Tahbilk Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2017, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria
Victoria, Australia
489922
Review added: June 04, 2020
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Shanahans The Old Dog Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley Bottle Shanahans The Old Dog Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley
South Australia, Australia
13030
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Bleasdale The Broad Side Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2016, Langhorne Creek, South Australia Bottle Bleasdale The Broad Side Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2016, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
632091
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
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