William Bincoletto celebrated 45 years as a certified sommelier and brings over 40 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry to Edmonton. Formally educated as a sommelier in France and Italy, with additional training in Germany, he was Alberta’s first certified Sommelier. William has extensive experience in both the hospitality and retail industry (the Carvery at the Westin Edmonton; Owl’s Nest, Westin Calgary; Four Seasons in Ottawa; ALCB 106th St Expanded Specialty Store), as well as being a wine consultant and educator for the International Sommelier Guild (ISG). William was appointed “Sommelier in Residence” of the NAIT School of Hospitality where he worked closely with great Canadian Chefs like Sursur Lee, David Adjey, and Rob Feenie, as well as becoming the official sommelier for the World Association of Chefs Societies. William has also participated as an international wine judge for Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Concorso Enologico d’Italia, and the Cata d’Or in South America! Through the years, William has learned one lesson especially well; never stop tasting, learning and teaching! Okay that’s three lessons!