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.

Twitter: @billzacharkiw

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Laderas De El Seque Alicante 2017 Bottle Laderas De El Seque Alicante 2017
Spain

Review added: September 12, 2018
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$14.75 None
(0)
Poderi Colla Pian Balbo Dolcetto D'alba 2016, Doc Bottle Poderi Colla Pian Balbo Dolcetto D'alba 2016, Doc
Piedmont, Italy

Review added: September 04, 2018
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$18.00 None
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Elian Da Ros Le Vin Est Une Fête 2016, Côtes Du Marmandais Bottle Elian Da Ros Le Vin Est Une Fête 2016, Côtes Du Marmandais
Southwest, France

Review added: September 04, 2018
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$23.05 None
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Ogier Héritages Côtes Du Rhône 2017 Bottle Ogier Héritages Côtes Du Rhône 2017
Rhône, France

Review added: September 04, 2018
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$15.99 High
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J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2015, Paso Robles Bottle J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2015, Paso Robles
California, Usa
27516
Review added: September 04, 2018
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$22.95 None
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Château Mont Redon Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac Bottle Château Mont Redon Châteauneuf Du Pape 2013, Ac
Rhône, France
959627
Review added: September 04, 2018
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$49.95 None
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Dupéré Barrera Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2017 Bottle Dupéré Barrera Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2017
Rhône, France

Review added: September 04, 2018
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$18.65 None
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Hamilton Russel Vineyard Chardonnay 2016, Hemel En Aarde Bottle Hamilton Russel Vineyard Chardonnay 2016, Hemel En Aarde
South Africa
931006
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Cline Cellars Merlot 2014, Sonoma Coast Bottle Cline Cellars Merlot 2014, Sonoma Coast
California, Usa

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$22.80 None
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Emiliana Coyam 2013, Los Robles Estate, Colchagua Valley Bottle Emiliana Coyam 2013, Los Robles Estate, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
63891
Review added: September 04, 2018
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