Category Archive: Sommelier

An Evening with Cristom Vineyards

For the past 20 years Cristom Vineyards has been one of the pioneers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Wine Director Carlton McCoy says these are some of the best Pinot Noir-based wines outside of… Continue reading

Wine Tasting in the Cellar

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… Continue reading

Special Wine Dinners at element 47

Oh have we got a winter lineup for you. Little Nell Wine Director Carlton McCoy and Food & Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria like to share spectacular wine and food, so they’ve arranged a… Continue reading

Sip with SOMM

Join Aspen Film and the Aspen Young Professionals Association for a screening of the film SOMM, the riveting documentary of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam. Dubbed “the hardest… Continue reading

Get to Know Carlton

This posting came from a blog post by C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). Our young and dapper assistant wine director, Carlton McCoy, received a scholarship from the organization which allowed him to… Continue reading

Summer Wine Picks from a Master

Wondering what to pour and enjoy this summer? We’ve asked our wine team what they are drinking as the weather turns warm, and we’ll be sharing their answers with you this month on… Continue reading

Wine in the Workplace

Wine in the Workplace I was in a colleague’s office recently and was admiring the nice collection of wine that he had received as gifts. Unfortunately, he was storing them on his top… Continue reading

Spring Wine Picks

Whether you celebrate spring with a family feast of ham, lamb or cabbage and carrots, here are 5 great wines to enjoy!  2007 Schramsberg “Blanc de Blancs.”  A terrific domestic sparkling wine. Great… Continue reading

Thanksgiving in Heels

We asked Assistant Food and Beverage Director Vilma Mazaite, the advanced sommelier behind Aspen’s new Wine in Heels program, what she recommended pouring on Thanksgiving. Not a huge fan of Thanksgiving food (which… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Give Thanks. Drink Wine.  When it comes to the turkey day, I reach for red wine to conquer the wide array of flavors and personalities thrown at you. Something that lacks oak and… Continue reading