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Campo Viejo Winery….Award Winning Wines from Rioja, Spain. Thursday February 28, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Register early– this class will fill up quickly.

Experience the Best of Rioja Wines with Mariya Kovacheva who will be joining us again for another food and wine adventure. Mariya, now In-Market Wine Ambassador for Pernod-Ricard USA, will discuss well-made, terroir-driven wines from the Rioja region of Spain. Mariya especially delights in tasting wines and helping to develop menu-pairing profiles to complement diverse cuisines. 

Today Mariya is a candidate for the prestigious Master Sommelier title from the Court of Master Sommeliers and she holds the diploma from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust.  Additionally in 2012, she became the first and only woman to have won the national titles of “TOP I SOMM” from the Guild of Sommeliers.

Wines that will be featured:

  • Grand Reserva
  • Reserva
  • Garnacha
  • Tempranillo
  • Brut Rose Cava
  • Brut Cava

A special thanks to Beverage Control Inc.

Tonight’s delicious menu prepared by Chef Joseph Blauvelt

Fresh Salad with Roasted Beets

White Bean and Pork Belly Stew

Chicken Thighs with Spiced Basque Ketchup

Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri

And for Dessert a Delicious Spanish Flan

Another opportunity to learn about wine and food while enjoying every sip and bite.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

UT Culinary Institute and Creamery, Banquet room
2712 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

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$50.00 in advance


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Terri Geiser

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