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 with oysters or on its own. 2010 Lewis Cellars Chardonnay, Napa.  A full-bodied and delicious chardonnay that’s great with matzoh ball soup… Read more

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 may explain her tiny waistline), Vilma is all about the wine! Here are her top three picks: Willm, Riesling, Alsace, France 2010… Read more

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 is fruit-driven can take the blows a long holiday can bring. The 2009 vintage was very warm in France, producing wines that… Read more

Winter Wine Tips

The Little Nell Wine Director, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, is an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now when the snow is starting to fall… As the weather gets colder and the snow begins to fly in Aspen (we just received another 8 or so inches… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Gorgonzola

October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with delicious wines…. Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Parmigiano

  October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – A Primer

October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with delicious wines…. Read more

What Wine to Pair with Macaroni and Cheese?

We asked our assistant food and beverage director (and advanced sommelier), Vilma Mazaite, what food she liked to eat when the weather starts to turn cooler. Her answer surprised us, largely due to Vilma’s slender waistline! She has the perfect wine pairing for a gooey, cheesy batch of Mac & Cheese… just right for a fall… Read more

A Wine for the Time

The Little Nell Wine Director, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, is an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now… Summer in Aspen is so fantastic. The weather couldn’t be better, and the fresh produce is finally here.  Wild salmon is my protein of choice these days,… Read more

Wine Kudos

We just got word: for the 15th year running, The Little Nell’s Montagna Restaurant has received the Wine Spectator Grand Award. Only 74 establishments were given this award for 2011, which Wine Spectator bestows to those that show an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine program. These restaurants typically offer 1,500 selections or more, and feature serious… Read more