A Clarksville, Tennessee, vineyard beat out wineries from fourteen states and won the Best of Show title at UT’s eleventh annual Wines of the South competition. Beachaven Vineyards and Winery took the main prize with its 2008 Syrah during the competition this month. Fifty wineries from across the Southeast entered the contest and submitted 392 wines.
Department of Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management News
Darren McGrady, a personal chef to Princess Diana and the British Royal Family for fifteen years, will make a guest appearance at the inaugural Tennessee Food and Wine Festival on October 21 and October 22. McGrady will host cooking classes and demonstrations and prepare the fare for a sit-down dinner as part of the two-day event hosted by UT Knoxville.
The Ready for the World Café at UT Knoxville will celebrate Central and South America the week of April 11–14. Heroes Day, a Costa Rican holiday, is April 11, and the Day of the Americas, a Honduran holiday, is April 14.
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Appalachian Spring, the eighth annual fundraiser that helps provide UT Knoxville retail and hospitality students with an enriched education experience. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on March 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Knoxville. A variety of pricing packages are available.