Wine That Rocks: Pack 'em back reds

Bill Zacharkiw chats wine rock every Friday at 7:50am:

Rasteau, Benjamin Brunel, France red, $16.40, SAQ # 123778 (Saturday August 2 only)

Côtes du Marmandais 2011, Vin est une fête, Elian Da Ros, $20.65, SAQ # 11793211

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song: Looking Glass - Brandy (I know its cheesy, but its summer!)

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  1. MarcG_6580 posted on 08/03/2014 08:50 PM
    Hi Bill,
    Just a few words to say I followed your recommendation and bought a few bottles of the "Côtes du Marmandais 2011, Le vin est une fête". Great, simple, and enjoyable wine indeed. The only downside I find about this wine is its price. For me, this wine should have a price tag of $16-$17ish, not $20.65. Anyways, thank you for making me discover new wines and looking forward to your next chronicle. =)


    Marc Guévin
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  • Bill Zacharkiw

    Bill Zacharkiw

    Wine Critic

    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. His 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 defe