The 10 Master Somms That Make Up The Nell’s Wine Legacy

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established in April 1977 to encourage improved standards of beverage service, particularly wine + food pairing, in hotels and restaurants. In honor of the Master Sommelier Diploma Exams held this week at The Nell, we’re taking a look back at all 10 Master Sommeliers, from first to most recent,… Read more

The Nell Named One of the Best Resorts in the Country

We’re thrilled to be named to the list of Travel + Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards for 2016, chosen by readers who took the luxury lifestyle publication’s survey, voting for the top properties in the U.S. and around the world. According to T+L, “There was a great display of loyalty this year to old favorites such… Read more

5 Not-So-Basic Champagne Cocktails

Following along with the philosophy that champagne doesn’t need to be saved for a “special” occasion, Aspen Peak magazine recently rounded up a list of favorite bubbly cocktails. The one common theme for this group of après-ski drinks in Aspen – each is made with champagne. Aspen Peak’s Top Five Not-So-Basic Champagne Cocktails List includes:… Read more

Enter Our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest

Enter our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest on Instagram for the 2015/2016 ski season and express what #NellStyle means to you – from your skiing & winter adventures to wining & dining or simply unwinding. To enter, there are just a few simple instructions to keep in mind: 1) Follow @thelittlenell on Instagram. 2) Instagram your photos… Read more

UNCORKED & UNPLUGGED

Master Sommelier is more than just a title; it’s a badge of honor, and to earn it you need to be a wine expert in mind, body, and spirit – an achievement measured by passing one of the world’s most difficult exams. For those who pass, admittance is gained into a club with fewer than… Read more

An Evening with Delphine Laborde of Veuve Clicquot

Born in Reims, France, home to the renowned Champagne House Veuve Clicquot, one could say Delphine Laborde was destined to a life amidst the vines. Now a winemaker for Maison Veuve Clicquot, Laborde’s first memories in Reims trace back to being in the vineyards and among those working in the industry. She studied at AgroParisTech,… Read more

Ringing in 2016 at The Nell

Thanks to all who joined us to ring in 2016 at The Dom Pérignon Party. DJ Valida, electric violinist KAT V and seven-piece band Project M kept the energy going straight into the early morning. Dom Perignon flowed all night while element 47 served up delicious dishes. Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous New… Read more

Silver Spork Social Dinner in Denver

On Dec. 12, diners gathered in downtown Denver for the latest edition of Silver Spork Social, a secret supper club created by a gentleman named Paul Laurie with his partner in crime, Kim Genung, that brings together chefs, bartenders and musicians for a one-night-only event. As Laurie explains, “Silver Spork is not a speakeasy, restaurant or bar,… Read more

The Red Light Lounge Returns

The Little Nell’s Red Light Lounge returns for a special one-night tasting on Thursday, Dec.10, at 10 pm. Join Carlton McCoy, Chubby Oveges, wine distributor Craig Lewis of Stelvio Selections and Lyle Railsback to enjoy fine wines in the cellar at The Nell. This exclusive event is hosted by The Nell with a first-come, first-served… Read more

New Sommeliers; Uncorked the Series

The Little Nell takes pride in our wine program at the hotel, overseen by Master Sommelier and Wine Director Carlton McCoy. McCoy leads wine tastings and classes for staff on an ongoing basis. The Nell also supports staff pursuits towards wine certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Last week, a number of staff from… Read more