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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Latest Reviews (3377 in total)

  Wine Rating Price Quantity  
Jean Paul Daumen Principauté D'orange 2015 Bottle Jean Paul Daumen Principauté D'orange 2015
Rhone, France

Review added: September 28, 2016
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$17.95 None
(0)
Espelt Saulo 2015, Empordà Bottle Espelt Saulo 2015, Empordà
Catalunya, Spain

Review added: September 28, 2016
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$16.05 None
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Château Belle Garde 2012, Ac Bordeaux Bottle Château Belle Garde 2012, Ac Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

Review added: September 28, 2016
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$19.15 None
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Val De Vid Rueda 2015 Bottle Val De Vid Rueda 2015
Rueda, Spain

Review added: September 28, 2016
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$15.30 None
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Fattoria La Rivolta Falanghina 2015 Bottle Fattoria La Rivolta Falanghina 2015
Campania, Italy

Review added: September 15, 2016
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$23.90 None
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Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2015 Bottle Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2015
Loire, France
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Review added: September 13, 2016
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$37.95 Shopping_bag
Michel Redde & Fils Les Tuilières Sancerre 2015 Bottle Michel Redde & Fils Les Tuilières Sancerre 2015
Loire, France

Review added: September 13, 2016
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$27.60 None
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Henri Bourgeois Le M D De Bourgeois Sancerre 2014 Bottle Henri Bourgeois Le M D De Bourgeois Sancerre 2014
Loire, France

Review added: September 13, 2016
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$39.75 None
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Jean Max Roger Cuvée Le Charnay 2014, Ac Menetou Salon Bottle Jean Max Roger Cuvée Le Charnay 2014, Ac Menetou Salon
Loire, France

Review added: September 13, 2016
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$22.65 None
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Domaine Des Ballandors Quincy 2015 Bottle Domaine Des Ballandors Quincy 2015
Loire, France

Review added: September 13, 2016
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$23.45 None
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