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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Casa Dea Dea's Rose 2017, VQA Prince Edward County Bottle Casa Dea Dea's Rose 2017, VQA Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
WA-26578
Review added: December 15, 2018
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$19.95 Shopping_bag
La Celia Elite Malbec 2015, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle La Celia Elite Malbec 2015, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
578187
Review added: December 08, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
La Celia Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle La Celia Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
618280
Review added: December 08, 2018
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Giesen The Brothers Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Giesen The Brothers Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
402685
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$32.95 High
(1000+)V
Argot Simpatico Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Argot Simpatico Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
629121
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$51.95 High
(250)V
C. Da Silva Dalva 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop Bottle C. Da Silva Dalva 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop
Douro, Portugal
583021
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$35.95 High
(1000+)V
Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2016, Clare Valley/Mclaren Vale, South Australia Bottle Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2016, Clare Valley/Mclaren Vale, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
377036
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2014, Mendoza Bottle Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2014, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
467977
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Cloudfall Chardonnay 2016, Monterey County Bottle Cloudfall Chardonnay 2016, Monterey County
California, Usa
629113
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$23.95 High
(769)V
The Organized Crime Pipe Down 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Organized Crime Pipe Down 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
356865
Review added: December 05, 2018
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$21.95 High
(814)V
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