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

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

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

Easter Sunday at The Nell

Guests hopped on over to The Nell for Easter Sunday on March 27. Element 47 offered brunch from 11:30 am with an expanded buffet featuring carving stations, made-to-order omelets by Fredy and his team, fresh pastries and fruit, a juice and smoothie bar and more. At 1 pm, the younger set gathered in the courtyard… Read more

A Mountaintop Gathering in Aspen

An excerpt from a blog by The Venue Report, a digital media company who promotes the age old tradition of gathering. As venue aficionados, they collectively have more than 30 years of combined experience in event design & production, not counting the amazing industry professional correspondents experience. They spent a spring weekend at The Nell,… 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

Goop’s Guide to Aspen 2016

Writer Sonya Falcone recently visited Aspen for a ski trip with Aether showcasing the opening of Aethermtn, its fourth retail location in the country. Falcone’s fabulous Aspen Guide write-up for Goop.com includes a thoughtful review of The Nell after spending time here during her stay, described below: The Little Nell is famously the most luxurious… Read more

Save the Date: Clip-In With Christian 2016

The third annual Clip-In With Christian Vande Velde cycling camp returns to The Nell from Sunday, Sept. 25 – Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Save the date for our deluxe experience, this time offered in autumn to coincide with peak fall foliage season. Cycling stars Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie and Craig Lewis will return as… 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

The Buddy Program’s Annual Gingerbread House Workshop

The Little Nell is proud to support The Buddy Program in hosting the beloved non-profit’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop every December. Led by Helen DeFrance and Jim Fifield, the afternoon includes decorating gingerbread houses with an array of accoutrements then taking them home for the holidays. More than150 Little and Big Buddies took part in… Read more