Wedding of the Month, Simon~Ankin Wedding

Simon ~ Ankin Wedding Why Aspen & The Little Nell for your wedding? I started skiing in Aspen at Powder Pandas in 1983 at the age of three.  I took my first ride to the top of AJAX at the age of six with my mother and grandfasther leading me down the mountain.  I have… Read more

Wedding of the Month, Richmond~Ferretti Wedding

Richmond ~ Ferretti Wedding Why Aspen & The Little Nell? We looked at many beautiful venues in town, but after taking the gondola ride to the top of Aspen Mountain, we realized there was nothing that could compare to a true “mountain-top” wedding.  We wanted our guests to share that memorable expeirence, complete with gondola… Read more

Sour Grapes?

Two springs ago, during our annual closure, one of our white wine coolers went down.  When we came into work, we realized that all of the white wine that we had stored in our day-use cooler had been “cooked.”  This included some of The Little Nell’s Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Wine List’s top white burgundies and champagnes, valued at… Read more

Every LITTLE Thing

Over the last few weeks, much has changed in Aspen and in The Little Nell’s events department.  First (and foremost) is the change of weather.  The snow is here, and we are all thrilled!   Following Mother Nature’s cue, the events team has also changed gears in every way possible.  Summer is over and the new focus… Read more

Court of Master Sommeliers

  Congratulations to the Latest Class of Advanced Sommeliers  This week 30 of the countries 105 Master Sommeliers descended upon The Little Nell to administer the Court’s Advanced Examination to 54 of the industries leading wine professionals (including three of our own: David Amouyal, Vilma Mazaite, and Csaba Oveges)  After three days of lectures, candidates… Read more

Oh, Sherry!

With 13″ on Aspen mountain and the winter season rapidly approaching, our incredible culinary team is busy fine-tuning our seasonal menus to provide guests with an unforgettable dining experience.   Sabato Sagaria, Director of Food & Beverage, traveled to Spain and Switzerland for a tapas-eating and sherry-drinking good time, only to be reminded that the same could be found in… Read more

Every LITTLE Thing

  With the holidays around the corner, hopeful brides-to-be are anticipating the moment when their soon-to-be-groom will “pop” the question and the wedding planning can begin.  With nearly three weddings every weekend from June through October, The Little Nell’s Director of Catering, Melina Glavas, is forever looking for new ideas/trends to make her bride’s vision… 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