Bill Zacharkiw

Bill Zacharkiw
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Bill began his wine journey at the age of 23, when he opened his own restaurant in downtown Montreal, Quebec. At 33, he became head sommelier at one of Quebec’s top restaurants, the Relais & Chateau L’eau a la Bouche, where he honed his skills as one of the province’s authorities on pairing food and wine.

He writing career began in 2004 with the The Caveman’s Wine Blog, one of the internet’s first. Bill quickly garnered a reputation for his irreverent take on the wine world, his staunch defence of “authentic” wines, his distaste for snobbism, and his willingness to take on the industry’s most sacred cows. Caveman was cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five most interesting wine reads on the internet.

Now in his forties, Bill has gone from on-line to ink and for the last 5 years has been the weekly wine writer for the Montreal Gazette. His articles are carried across Canada via National Post.com and other newspapers, making him one of Canada’s most widely read wine writers. He has judged international wine competitions in Canada, Chile and New Zealand where he is known as the critic who prefers to taste barefoot.

Over his 25 years in the wine industry, Bill has garnered a reputation for his irreverent take on the wine world. Whether in writing, on his weekly radio spot on CHOM FM, working the restaurant floor, or in his many speaking engagements, Bill has not strayed from his ideological roots- that wine can be talked about in “real speak,” that wine was meant to be drunk and not idealized, and that no matter how big they may be, every sacred cow should be questioned as to whether or not it should be turned into hamburger.

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Bill's Articles


Latest Reviews (3556 in total)

  Wine Rating Price Quantity  
Pureté De Silex Crémant De Loire Bottle Pureté De Silex Crémant De Loire
France

Review added: November 29, 2016
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$19.50 None
(0)
Muga Conde De Haro Brut 2012 Bottle Muga Conde De Haro Brut 2012
Spain
168559
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$19.95 None
(0)V
Paul Mas Crémant De Limoux Bottle Paul Mas Crémant De Limoux
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Review added: November 29, 2016
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$19.95 None
(0)
Château De Beauregard Saumur Brut Cuvée Élégance Bottle Château De Beauregard Saumur Brut Cuvée Élégance
Loire, France

Review added: November 29, 2016
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$23.00 None
(0)
Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2014, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Bottle Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2014, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
California, Usa
395699
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$39.95 None
(0)V
Sterling Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Central Coast Bottle Sterling Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Central Coast
California, Usa
445783
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$15.95 High
(1000+)G
Etude Heirloom Chardonnay 2014, Carneros, Napa Valley Bottle Etude Heirloom Chardonnay 2014, Carneros, Napa Valley
California, Usa
Agent
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$79.00 Shopping_bag
Stags' Leap Winery Viognier 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Stags' Leap Winery Viognier 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
597369
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$34.95 None
(0)V
A By Acacia Pinot Noir 2014, California Bottle A By Acacia Pinot Noir 2014, California
California, Usa
118927
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$18.95 None
(0)V
Stags Leap Winery Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah 2012, Napa Valley Bottle Stags Leap Winery Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah 2012, Napa Valley
California, Usa
589572
Review added: November 29, 2016
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$89.95 None
(0)V