Vassil Rachkov

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Vassil Rachkov

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

I am in the UK since 1998 and have spent most of that time promoting Bulgarian wines. I guess Oddbins where I spent the first 6 years played a crucial role both for my career path and wine education. There I completed my WSET Diploma in 2000 and met some of the most wonderful, eccentric, quirky and over-educted people in the trade. Since 2003 I have ventured on my own setting up various joint ventures with like minded wine proffessionals in order to promote and sell Bulgarian wines. I have co-organized 3 national Bulgarian Wine Fairs in London (2006,2007, 2013) and continue to promote it fervently at shows like SITT and Esoterica. I split my time between that and lecturing in the Royal Agricultural University where I teach Wine Industry to under and post graduate students. I love what I am doing because wine is both my passion and proffession.

  • Work
    • Founder of Buyvinar Specialist Wine Importer 2010-present
  • Education
    • AEG Liliana Dimitrova Vidin
    • ELS Plovdiv
    • University of National and World Economy
    • Royal Agricultural University