School of Nip & Nosh: Bell Cellars

Last night, we welcomed Anthony Bell from Bell Cellars to our monthly wine dinner with Ashe’s Wine and Spirits. And what a treat it was! We became the first in Tennessee to taste Bell’s new California Red blend, a blend of Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel that makes a perfect, affordable table wine.

“There is no excuse needed to enjoy a great glass of wine.” – Anthony Bell

Before we get into the details, we wanted to let you know that you can now make reservations for our September 6th Wine Dinner with a focus on Southeast Asian cuisine. Call 865-330-0123 or email us. Seating is limited. The cost is just $50 per person including wine with each course from Ashe’s Wine and Spirits!

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Chef Holly Hambright

Now onto the meal. After a brief introduction from Holly and representatives of Ashe’s, Anthony told us the story of how Bell Cellars came to exist out of a scrawny vined “Clone 6” grape that had spectacular flavors.

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Anthony Bell of Bell Wine Cellars

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

First Course: Scallops with popcorn and microgreens

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Second Course: Pickled Peaches with Benton’s Prosciutto

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Third Course: Lamb Sliders

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Fourth Course: Beef Tartare with Mushrooms

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Tomatoes Three Ways with Cheesy Farro: Featuring Bill Cobble Tomatoes. Dried, Fresh, and Tomato Aspic.

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Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Red Wine Granita with Watermelon

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

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Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

The Culinary Team: Anna Bogle, Holly Hambright, and Lisa McCoig

Knoxville Wine Dinner at Holly's Gourmets Market

Tribute to the Bell’s Wheaten Terrier who their former wine brand, Big Guy, was named after.