Wine Tasting in the Cellar

The Little Nell wine team gathers in the new wine cellar for a tasting.  Photo: C2 Photography

The Little Nell wine team gathers in the new wine cellar for a tasting.
Photo: C2 Photography

This winter we’re debuting our most intimate epicurean experience to date with private tastings in our 20,000 bottle wine cellar.

“Basically, it’s a wine geek’s dream,” says Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy and the new wine director at The Little Nell. “This isn’t some hokey, pretend wine cellar. This is our ‘wine dungeon’ where we’ve worked, stored and aged wines for our guests since 1989.”

Upon making a reservation, guests receive a consultation with McCoy, who ascertains likes and dislikes and comes up with a theme for the tasting.

“If you like Burgundy, it will be a Grand Cru flight, and if wines from Spain that make you happy, we’ll assemble some amazing riojas,” McCoy explained. Guests may explore a special vintage, favorite region or desired producer, or they may simply leave it up to one of the master sommeliers to create a surprise experience on the fly.

The wine accompanied by an Iberian ham and served on a hand-crafted table made from Colorado beetle-killed pine and vintage wine barrels.

The personalized evening inside the hotel’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar is custom pricing. The cellar may accommodate tastings for up to six people at a time. Après ski tasting anyone?

Give a call to Carlton if you want to try it out! 240-620-2146.

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