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

A wine for the time…

The Little Nell Wine Director, Jonathan Pullis, is a master sommelier and an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now… On beautiful summer days, I invariably reach for a bottle (or two) of white wine. I am always looking for cool, indigenous varietals, and… Read more

Five Questions with Randy Lewis

This former professional racecar driver turned California winemaker joined us in the Montagna Bar this week to talk wine, life, Aspen and how fast you can go on a snowmobile. What brings you to Aspen? What usually brings me to Aspen this time of year – having fun and skiing. I’ve been coming to Aspen… Read more

Life as a Sommelier…Uncorked!

When the leaves change from green to gold and the summer crowds give way to intimate groups of travelers, The Little Nell’s Who’s Who team hits the road to experience (first-hand) the latest trends in the industry.  In search of great wine and the perfect southwestern cheeseburger, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis recently exchanged the majestic… Read more