Bijou Jubilee!

Mockingbird is excited and honored to be helping producing the Bijou Jubilee! The Jubilee! is an annual celebration of the spectacular, historic Bijou Theatre and serves as the primary fundraiser supporting the ongoing operation and preservation of this legendary venue. Stay tuned for an array of exciting details about the party. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE!

Joel Gott Wine Tasting

On Thursday February 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 at the Public House we’ll be featuring a Joel Gott wine flight. Flights will be priced individually. No tickets needed.

Joel Gott wine is one of the first winemaker driven wines I was exposed to. The brother-in-law of friends in Whitesburg had a wine shop in Napa and they would get amazing wine by the case from him. Living in a dry county that was the best option. Now that I think of it, living anywhere, that is the best option. A source, right at the source!

So, I’ve always had a soft spot for Joel Gott wines and am super excited to feature 2 reds and 2 whites in the flight. When researching for this, I found out that he has quite the Napa Valley pedigree and owns what sounds like an amazing burger joint! From

“Napa scion Joel Gott was born to make wine. His grandfather was winemaker and president of Inglenook in the 1960s and 1970s while his father, Cary Gott, is the founder of Montevina and continues to consult for wineries such as D.R. Stephens.

In addition to Joel’s uncanny blending ability, he has privileged access to many of the best and as yet undiscovered fruit sources in the Napa Valley. Joel Gott wines are therefore remarkable values, offering gobs of classic California fruit, good structure and excellent balance.

Of course, Joel is also the proud proprietor of Gott’s Roadside, Napa Valley’s red hot retro-chic “hamburger joint” on Highway 29, and most recently, in San Francisco as well. Robert Parker once proclaimed a meal at Taylor’s one of the finest meals of the year in the Wine Advocate!”

We’ll be sampling his Pinot Gris, Riesling, Relative Red & Cabernet Sauvignon. They are all complex, smooth wines. These are wines that are on the slightly high end of the bar’s price range, so it’s a great chance to taste some wine that we don’t offer at the bar regularly. Hope to see you all out!


Public House Events

TIKI Night!
February 2
Join us for an exercise in daydreaming. Sip on some traditional Tiki drinks and think about summer. One of the many cures for the winter blahs – pretending it’s warm! In Public House style, all drinks will be made with the freshest ingredients possible and what can be made in house will be. We’ll have the drinks all evening or while supplies last. Drinks will be price individually. No tickets needed.

Joel Gott Tasting
February 16
5:00 – 8:00
Join us for a flight of wine from Joel Gott, one of California’s premier winemakers. He’s a fifth generation wine-maker and restaurateur. He started making wine in 1996. In addition to Joel’s uncanny blending ability, he has privileged access to many of the best and as yet undiscovered fruit sources in the Napa Valley. Joel Gott wines are therefore remarkable values, offering gobs of classic California fruit, good structure and excellent balance. Flights will be priced individually. No tickets needed.

Blackberry Farm Charcuterie Tasting
February 21
6:00 – 8:00
Join Blackberry Farm butcher, Michael Sullivan and gardener, Jeff Ross in tasting some of the delicious treats from the farm. Blackberry Farm is one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels named North America’s #1 Resort by Travel + Leisure. The resort beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Charcuterie boards will be priced individually and served while supplies last. No tickets needed.

Mixology 101
March 10
5:00 – 6:30
Dive into the world of making drinks at home and support Slow Food Knoxville. This class will focus on the basics of cocktails. We’ll start with a short history of cocktails, talk about tools you need and how to stock a home bar. Then we will make 3 basic gin drinks representative of the history of drinking in the United States.

The class will feature Tennessee’s own Corsair Gin and other local ingredients and a portion of the price will go to Slow Food Knoxville. You’ll leave with a home bar checklist and recipes. To purchase a ticket or for more information


NEW Red Wine @ Knox Public House!

I am super excited about our new red wine list. We’re a bit late in getting it out but, it’s well worth the lateness. We were only going to change a few wines but were so blown away with these that we had to scrap the whole list and start a new! Come in and try a glass or try a flight and you can pick 3 wines to taste and compare. A lot of these are fruit forward but they are also all very unique. We hope you enjoy.

Glass Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Attractive sweet fruit and young tannins with a medium body. This wine has the rich pure flavors embodied in California wines.

Chilensis Reserva Pinot Noir
A powerful full bodied Pinot. Fruit forward and slightly dry. From Chile.

Primal Roots Blend
A California blend of Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel that comes together creating a full-bodied flavor that is smoky with a velvety finish.

Hullabaloo Lodi Zinfandel
This Zin has exceptional balance on the palate, with rich flavors of chocolate covered cherries, blackberry, and pepper.

The Seeker Malbec
This special blend from vineyards in the Agrelo and Vistaflores sub-regions of Mendoza offers fresh fruit aromas and a lingering, spicy finish on the palate.

Morse Code Shiraz
This south Australia wine is fruit driven made with minimal oak contact to allow the fruit flavors and regional characters to be at the forefront.

Concannan Conservancy Crimson Clover
A blend of Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Syrah with flavors of sweet vanilla, fruit, and a lot of oak influence.


Six Hats Sauvignon Blanc
A fair-trade wine from South Africa grapefruit with some minerality and a slightly sweet finish.

Glass Mountain Chardonnay
Fragrant orange blossom, pear and citrus flavors combine in a ripe, juicy mouthful and provide a surprisingly creamy finish.


Ruffino Prosecco
Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubbles. Clean notes of apples, pears and citrus.





Buckle Down

It’s time to buckle down. From Mockingbird HQ today will be some request for proposals drafted, emails sent, conference calls set up, new Public House drink menus printed, and hopefully a little procrastination on Pinterest. Here I am 2012!

Happy New Year

I’m 9 days late but hopefully I’m still within the grace period of wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2012. It will be a big year for Mockingbird starting with the Bijou Jubilee in May, then Bonnaroo and on into BaconFest. Oh, and Mr. Mockingbird and I are getting married and building a house!