ARTICLE: T.J. Martell Best Cellars Dinner

photo: Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline, Whitney Duncan, Danny Gokey and Sarah Buxton

The 11th Annual Best Cellars Dinner was held at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville on Monday April 26th.

Celebrity guests included Sara Buxton, Mike Diamond(Beastie Boys), Danny Gokey, Jewel, Big Kenny, Martina McBride, Whitney Duncan, Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler, Phil Vassar, Luke Bryan and Big Kenny.

The event is presented by Eco-Energy Inc. and benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Frances W. Preston Labs at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.

The Best Cellars Dinner is one of the Foundation’s signature events that is known for pairing Best Sellers (country music’s top selling artists and other celebrities) with Best Cellars (Nashville’s top wine collectors) plus an extraordinary gourmet meal prepared by a guest chef. The event has raised more than $1.5 million for the mission of funding ground-breaking cancer research.

The Nashville Best Cellars Wine Hosts play a special role in the dinner by
providing premier wine from their personal wine cellars to share at their tables.

The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to honor our 2010 Best Cellars Wine Hosts:
• Joe Bastianich
• Larry and Jamie Beckwith
• Tom Black
• Jim Clendenen
• Bruce Fingeret
• Billy Ray and Nancy Hearn
• T.k. Kimbrell
• Irv Lingo
• Eliza Kraft Olander
• Keith and Deby Pitts
• Bill Shea
• Dave Sokolin

Some of the wines poured included a 66 Haut Brion, 82 Pichon Lalande, an 89 Margaux, an 82 Mouton, a 95 d’Yquem and a 97 Montrachet and many more of the greatest world class wines.

The menu was prepared by honored guest Josiah Citrin Chef and Owner of Melisse Restaurant in Santa Monica CA.

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