Toronto-based author and wine critic JOHN SZABO was the first Canadian to add the Master Sommelier credentials to his name in 2004. He was listed as 'Canada's best-known sommelier' in Meininger's Wine Business International in 2012. John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com and wine columnist for Ricardo, ModaLina, and CityBites magazines. He writes occasionally for US-based Wine & Spirits Magazine, and has published in Nation's Restaurant News, En Route Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Vines Magazine, and Wine Access Magazine, among others. Past books include Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies (Wiley, December 2012), and Sommelier Management (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Revised Edition 2013). John has appeared on CTV National News, Breakfast Television, The Morning Show, TVOntario, CityTV, and CBC TV and has been a regular guest on classical 96.3FM for many years. John also consults on restaurant beverage programs, from small neighbourhood 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.
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