Entertainment

Entertainment

We’ve got you covered with plenty of entertainment all day. Our bands will provide the perfect backdrop for your tasting experience, with country, rock, jazz and bluegrass.

Chef Demos & Wine Seminars – Learn to cook with, service, store and choose amazing wines at our chef demos and wine seminars. See schedule here.

And be sure to enjoy our “Barrels of Fun Charity Race,” never before seen in East Tennessee! From 3 to 5 pm, 12 local charities will roll out their best efforts to be called the fastest barrels in the East.

 

 

 

Barrels of Fun Charity Race, 3 to 5 p.m.

Demonstration Tent Schedule:

1:30 Pairing wine with food, Terri Geiser.

2:00 Good Wine/ Bad Wine: A Wine Judge Explains, Rick Jelovsek/Mark Morgan.

2:30 Make wine at home! Barbara Lewis / John Watkins, TVOS.

3:00 The Cutting Edge Classroom, Chef John Alunni and Sommelier Tanya Habeck.

4:00 Good Wine/ Bad Wine: A Wine Judge Explains, Rick Jelovsek/ Mark Morgan.

4:30 Pairing wine with food, Terri Geiser.

5:00 The Cutting Edge Classroom, John Alunni / Tanya Habeck.

VIP Tent Schedule:

1:00 The Cutting Edge Classroom, John Alunni / Tanya Habeck.

2:00 Secrets of the Sommelier, Tanya Habeck.

2:30 Pairing wine with food, Terri Geiser.

3-5:00 Barrels of Fun Charity Race. During the races, our festival presenters will be on hand to gree you and answer questions about wine.

 

Our Speakers:

  • Rick Jelovsek, Certified Wine Judge, Certified Wine Educator and Introductory Sommelier from Jonesborough.
  • Dr. Mark Morgan, Director of Wines of the South Regional Wine Competition at U.T.
  • Terri Geiser, Assistant Director of the Culinary Institute Non-Credit Cooking Courses at U.T.
  • Tanya Habeck, Level 2 Sommelier, Milwaukee, WI.
  • John Alunni, chef and owner of The Cutting Edge Classroom, Knoxville cooking school.
  • TVOS, Tennessee Viticultural and Oenological Society, is a home winemakers’ club. Club members from Loudon will speak: Barbara Lewis, secretary of TVOS and an award-winning home winemaker, and John Watkins, a professional grape grower and home winemaker.

 

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