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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Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo Di Torbe 2012, Docg Bottle Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo Di Torbe 2012, Docg
Veneto, Italy
548677
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$120.95 High
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Henri Bardouin Pastis, Provence, France (700ml) Bottle Henri Bardouin Pastis, Provence, France (700ml)
Provence, France
951368
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$42.95 None
(0)V
Domaine Pinson Frères Mont De Milieu Chablis 1er Cru 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Pinson Frères Mont De Milieu Chablis 1er Cru 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
700914
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$52.95 None
(0)V
Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara 2012 Bottle Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara 2012
Tuscany, Italy
47381
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$109.95 None
(0)V
Domaine De La Solitude Cuvée Barberini Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac Bottle Domaine De La Solitude Cuvée Barberini Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac
Rhone, France
525907
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$75.95 None
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Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014, Napa County Bottle Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014, Napa County
California, Usa
1537
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$71.95 None
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Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
113357
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$64.95 None
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Peter Franus Brandlin Vineyard Zinfandel 2014, Mount Veeder Bottle Peter Franus Brandlin Vineyard Zinfandel 2014, Mount Veeder
California, Usa
57331
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$57.95 None
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The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvée 2015, Mount Veeder/Napa Valley Bottle The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvée 2015, Mount Veeder/Napa Valley
California, Usa
18879
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$54.95 Low
(7)V
Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint Aubin 2015, Ac Bottle Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint Aubin 2015, Ac
Burgundy, France
538454
Review added: February 23, 2018
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$41.95 None
(0)V
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