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 Chardonnay Quarry Road Vineyard 2015, VQA Vinemount Ridge Bottle Tawse Chardonnay Quarry Road Vineyard 2015, VQA Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
12237
Review added: January 15, 2020
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Tawse Chardonnay Quarry Road Vineyard 2016, VQA Vinemount Ridge Bottle Tawse Chardonnay Quarry Road Vineyard 2016, VQA Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: January 15, 2020
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Southbrook Heather's Home Vineyard Riesling 2018, Vinemount Ridge Bottle Southbrook Heather's Home Vineyard Riesling 2018, Vinemount Ridge
Ontario, Canada
650135
Review added: January 13, 2020
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$22.95 High
(76)W
Southbrook Vidal Skin Fermented White Orange Wine 2018 Bottle Southbrook Vidal Skin Fermented White Orange Wine 2018
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: January 13, 2020
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Cave De Tain Grand Classique Crozes Hermitage 2018, Ac Bottle Cave De Tain Grand Classique Crozes Hermitage 2018, Ac
Rhône, France
Agent
Review added: January 10, 2020
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$25.99 Shopping_bag
Cossetti Barbera D'asti Superiore La Vigna Vecchia Docg 2016 Bottle Cossetti Barbera D'asti Superiore La Vigna Vecchia Docg 2016
Piedmont, Italy
Agent
Review added: January 10, 2020
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$21.15 Shopping_bag
Buscado Vivo O Muerto La Verdad 2015, Gualtallary, Uco Valley Bottle Buscado Vivo O Muerto La Verdad 2015, Gualtallary, Uco Valley
Mendoza, Argentina
648030
Review added: January 09, 2020
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$50.00 None
(0)V
Tedeschi Marne 180 Amarone Della Valpolicella 2015 Bottle Tedeschi Marne 180 Amarone Della Valpolicella 2015
Veneto, Italy
433417
Review added: January 09, 2020
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$44.95 High
(1000+)E
Petra Zingari 2015, Igt Toscana Bottle Petra Zingari 2015, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
244228
Review added: January 09, 2020
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$19.95 High
(81)V
Alejandro Fernández Alenza Gran Reserva 2009 Bottle Alejandro Fernández Alenza Gran Reserva 2009
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
723791
Review added: January 09, 2020
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$78.00 Medium
(39)A
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