Douro Valley Wine Cruise

Monday, October 10, 2016
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Our own William Bincoletto will be the on-board Sommelier during the “Sommelier Experience” on the Uniworld Douro Valley River Cruise from August 6-13, 2017. We encourage that anyone interested reach out to Fred Greaves at Expedia CruiseShipCenters Terwillegar: fgreaves@cruiseshipcenters.com For more information see poster at www.wineiscool.com  under Wine Travels

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WACS 2012- Global Chefs Challenge

William

Sunday, May 13, 2012
William

Hi all, As previously promised here is my “compte rendu” of the incredible Global Chefs Challenge that occurred on Friday, May 04, 2012.  I have already chatted about how the Challenge occurred  in my last blog. This time I would like to offer you the dishes that each finalist prepared for the judges. As the

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WACS Day 6/7- Daejeon

William

Saturday, May 5, 2012
William

Hi everyone, Friday was an actual very busy day full of scheduled educational and informative events, but I was soley concentrated on a very specific one: The Global Chefs Challenge. Crowning the Top Chef in the World came down to 7 final contestants which I mentioned in yesterday’s blog. I arrived at the Challenge quite

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WACS Day 5 – Daejeon

William

Thursday, May 3, 2012
William

Good day everyone. Thursday had been my slowest day yet. As previously mentioned, I was able to sleep in, so by 9 am, I went down for breaksat and then off to write my Wednesday blog. By the time I had finished it was time to grab a cab for the Convention Centre for lunch

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WACS Day 4 – Dajeon

William

Thursday, May 3, 2012
William

Good morning everyone, As Thursday events are about to start, Wednesday  was very much a repeat of Tuesday. Participating chefs were involved in 3 categories. Todays”R” teams which included strong teams from Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong were prepping seafood (halibut) while the “D” teams were involved in the Gourmet Challenge and Categories A, B,and

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WACS Day 3-Daejeon

William

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
William

Hi everyone, Tuesday has been a long day. But exciting! Getting up at 5 am to relate about the previous day events can be hard on the system but let me tell you, very worthwhile. By 7:oo am I was ready for another sauna experience and like the day before, a westerner in a Korean sauna

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WACS- Day 2 Daejeon

William

Monday, April 30, 2012
William

Well today started my official involvement with WACS Congress. So to get in the right frame of mind, I went to the renowed  Spa annexed to my hotel. At 6:30 am it was already quite busy with buisness men and seniors washing, bathing and steaming themselves.  I went from a warm bath to a hot bath

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WACS- Day 1- Daejeon

William

Sunday, April 29, 2012
William

As I mentioned yesterday, Sunday was a day of repose with nothing to do but relax. I am hoping I am not confusing you all with my time and dates as Daejeon is 15 hours ahead from Edmonton. My day of real work starts Monday as I will need to prep myself so as to

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World Association of Chefs Societies Congress – Daejeon 2012- Arrival Day

William

Sunday, April 29, 2012
William

Hi everyone, As previously mentioned I have been invited by WACS  as a key note speaker to their bi-annual Congress. So here I am. My very first day and first time in Korea. Arrived late Saturday night after 13 hours of flight and layover time (Edmonton-Vancouver-Seoul) and with a 15 hour time difference. The trip with Air

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William @ World Association of Chefs Societies Conference-South Korea

William

Saturday, March 31, 2012
William

As Vines’ principal sommelier I have been invited by the prestigious World Association of Chef Societies to their Bi-Annual Congress, which will be held in Daejeon, South Korea from May 01-May 06, 2012. My main role at the conference will be assisting the young chefs’ delegates as well as seasoned chefs to further comprehend the

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