Say “Bienvenue” to our new Cuvée Champagne

For the past five years, our Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy has partnered with a Champagne House in France to produce a cuvée wine, exclusively available at The Little Nell. In 2016, Carlton collaborated with Maison Bérêche et Fils for this special release, a pinot noir-based brut reserve blend. Just 80 cases were produced, which arrived… 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

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

5 Reasons to Ring in 2016 at The Nell

If you’re going to be in Aspen this New Year’s Eve, The Dom Pérignon Party is the place to be. Here are the top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year at The Nell: 1.) Bottomless Dom Pérignon + an open bar. Bottles of Dom will be pouring all night, and if you’re thirsty for something other than champagne,… Read more

It’s All About the Bubbles

It’s all about the bubbles – Just released this summer is the new element 47 champagne, a crisp blanc-de-blanc produced by Pierre Gimonnet in Cuis, France. “Our element 47 champagne is the ideal summer sparkling wine, something that is perfect for pairing with food or to sip on and enjoy for a special moment,” says Carlton… Read more

Poppin’ Off in Gondola Plaza

Spring is here, and we’re celebrating by poppin’ bottles all day in Aspen, this Saturday, March 8th. Start with brunch at element 47 and enjoy a bottomless bloody mary or mimosa for just $10.  Brunch is served from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, then be sure to pop over to the Oasis in Gondola Plaza…. Read more

The Unofficial Hub

It’s officially Food & Wine Classic time in Aspen. The tents are up. The planes are landing. The bottles are opening. The Little Nell is sort of unofficial ground zero for the event, outside the tents of course. Stick around in the lobby, and you will see celebrity chefs and an entire “Who’s Who” of… Read more

Drinking Pink with Peter Cottontail

Easter is quickly approaching, and as with any holiday that promotes entertaining, many of us are scurrying around at the last minute Googling recipes and finalizing shopping lists. Usually the last thing that comes to mind is what to drink.  To help ease the anxiety, I thought I’d put together a couple fail-safe suggestions that… Read more