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

Latest Reviews (4544 in total)

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La Frenz Reserve Ensemble 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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La Frenz Reserve Ensemble 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
12241
Review added: July 18, 2018
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Moon Curser Tannat 2014, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Moon Curser Tannat 2014, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
11113
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See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
263699
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$17.95 None
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G.Marquis Sauvignon Blanc The Red Line 2016, Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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G.Marquis Sauvignon Blanc The Red Line 2016, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
556894
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$11.95 None
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Twisted Hills Craft Cider Midnight Cherry, Similkameen Valley Bottle
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Twisted Hills Craft Cider Midnight Cherry, Similkameen Valley
British Columbia, Canada
11051
Review added: July 18, 2018
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Kew Marsanne 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Kew Marsanne 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
485334
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$19.95 None
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Redstone Chardonnay Limestone Vineyard 2013, Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Redstone Chardonnay Limestone Vineyard 2013, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
10634
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Arrowleaf Zweigelt 2016, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Arrowleaf Zweigelt 2016, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
11055
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Fitzpatrick Fitz Blanc De Blancs 2014, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Fitzpatrick Fitz Blanc De Blancs 2014, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
11344
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$42.50 None
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Lang Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Lang Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
10812
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