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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Gone Rogue Mash Up Red 2017 Bottle Gone Rogue Mash Up Red 2017
South Australia, Australia
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Review added: April 23, 2019
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Gone Rogue Mish Mash White 2018, Great Southern Bottle Gone Rogue Mish Mash White 2018, Great Southern
Western Australia, Australia
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Review added: April 23, 2019
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Rockway Vineyards Brut Cuvée Bottle Rockway Vineyards Brut Cuvée
Ontario, Canada

Review added: April 22, 2019
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Fielding Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Fielding Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: April 22, 2019
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Creekside Broken Press Reserve Syrah Queenston Road Vineyard 2016, VQA St. David's Bench Bottle Creekside Broken Press Reserve Syrah Queenston Road Vineyard 2016, VQA St. David's Bench
Ontario, Canada
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Review added: April 22, 2019
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Burning Kiln Inferno Petit Verdot 2016 Bottle Burning Kiln Inferno Petit Verdot 2016
Ontario, Canada
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Karlo Estates Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2017 Bottle Karlo Estates Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2017
Ontario, Canada
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Southbrook Vineyards Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Southbrook Vineyards Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada

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Adelsheim Pinot Noir Boulder Bluff 2015, Chehalem Mountains Ava Bottle Adelsheim Pinot Noir Boulder Bluff 2015, Chehalem Mountains Ava
Oregon, Usa
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Adelsheim Pinot Noir Breaking Ground 2015, Chehalem Mountains Ava Bottle Adelsheim Pinot Noir Breaking Ground 2015, Chehalem Mountains Ava
Oregon, Usa
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