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UT Culinary Institute

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Community Cooking Courses

2021 Fall Schedule




*Registration closes 1 week prior to each class.

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Riedel Wine Wings Tasting Set Education Class
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 6:00-8:00 pm. $89.00
Come join Carol Costello, Michael Leedle of Lipman Brothers, and Julio Ruiz as they host a wine experience with the new Riedel Wine Wings Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon glasses. In 2018 Georg Riedel developed a glass with a flat and stretched bottom, with a wing-like shape to increase the surface area between wine and air, which increases the levels of evaporation and develops a greater intensity of aroma. These glasses are one of a kind and this opportunity should not be missed. Not only will you learn how these glasses improve your wine drinking, you will enjoy a culinary small plate, and take the glasses home with you (retail value of these glasses is $138).

RJ Rockers and Gypsy Circus Cider Education Class
Thursday, Sept 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm. $39.00
Come join Carol Costello as she hosts Adam Ashcraft from RJ Rockers in South Carolina and Aaron and Stephanie Carson from Gypsy Circus Cider to learn about the best in the beer and cider world. RJ Rockers became Spartanburg’s Original Brewery in 1997. They helped revitalize downtown with their Original Brew Pub on Morgan Square and now produce beer in their solar-powered microbrewery. Gypsy Circus is the South’s most awarded cider made from 100% locally-sourced fresh pressed apples with an amazing line of varying flavors. We will learn about both companies and evaluate representative beers and ciders. A buffet will be prepared to pair with the beers and ciders.

UT Culinary Institute presents Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Join us for a very special wine dinner with one of the top wineries in Sonoma CA
with Wine Educator Herman Valverde, October 21, 2021@ 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Fee: $62.00 per person
For six generations and over 160 years, the Bundschu family has farmed the Rhinefarm estate vineyard at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations. Today, they focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines from this distinctive and historic property. You will have the opportunity to enjoy these amazing wines with small plates of dishes that will pair with each wine.
Location: UT Culinary Institute and Creamery, 2712 Neyland Drive

The wines will be available to purchase at Toddy’s Liquor and Wines for a special event price; either by the case or individually.

We’d like to thank The Fresh Market, Beverage Control Inc. and Knoxville Food Tours for their Great Partnerships!