Wedding of the Month, Simon~Ankin Wedding

Simon ~ Ankin Wedding Why Aspen & The Little Nell for your wedding? I started skiing in Aspen at Powder Pandas in 1983 at the age of three.  I took my first ride to the top of AJAX at the age of six with my mother and grandfasther leading me down the mountain.  I have… Read more

Wedding of the Month, Richmond~Ferretti Wedding

Richmond ~ Ferretti Wedding           Why Aspen & The Little Nell? We looked at many beautiful venues in town, but after taking the gondola ride to the top of Aspen Mountain, we realized there was nothing that could compare to a true “mountain-top” wedding.  We wanted our guests to share that… Read more

Sour Grapes?

Two springs ago, during our annual closure, one of our white wine coolers went down.  When we came into work, we realized that all of the white wine that we had stored in our day-use cooler had been “cooked.”  This included some of The Little Nell’s Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Wine List’s top white burgundies and champagnes, valued at… Read more

Every LITTLE Thing

Over the last few weeks, much has changed in Aspen and in The Little Nell’s events department.  First (and foremost) is the change of weather.  The snow is here, and we are all thrilled!   Following Mother Nature’s cue, the events team has also changed gears in every way possible.  Summer is over and the new focus… Read more

Uncorked! in Germany

Just back from a week in Germany and loads of great wine!  Riesling is truly one of the greatest grapes on earth.  A Riesling can range from bone-dry to very sweet, and the best have high acidity and great tension.  Though my thirst was quenched, my search for the perfect schnitzel will continue..   On a… Read more

Uncorked! in NYC

Just back from a beautiful weekend in Manhattan!  I was stoked to participate in a “blind tasting” competition at Del Posto.  And, while there was a room full of talent, I was honored to be one of three Master Sommeliers and Wine Directors (current and former) from The Little Nell participating!  I am happy to… Read more

Court of Master Sommeliers

  Congratulations to the Latest Class of Advanced Sommeliers  This week 30 of the countries 105 Master Sommeliers descended upon The Little Nell to administer the Court’s Advanced Examination to 54 of the industries leading wine professionals (including three of our own: David Amouyal, Vilma Mazaite, and Csaba Oveges)  After three days of lectures, candidates… Read more