Into The Little Nell’s Wine Cellar [Q&A with Carlton McCoy]

The wine program at The Nell is known around the world for acquiring sought-after bottles, recommending varietals, and setting trends in the industry. Recently I sat down with Carlton McCoy, Master Sommelier at The Little Nell, to discuss a rather new aspect of the wine program: The Little Nell’s Wine Cellar. Whether you’ve been visiting… Read more

How to Give Your Wedding Guests an Elevated Experience in Aspen

Over the past decade, weddings have transformed from classic ceremonies to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Instead of traditional weddings followed by dinner and dancing, why not create an experience for your guests? One that will make the day as special to them as it is to you. One of… 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

Guest Chef Dinner with Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks

The Little Nell welcomes Kerry Heffernan, executive chef at Grand Banks, for the next installment of our Guest Chef Series. Grand Banks is a seasonal Oyster Bar and galley on the deck of a historic cod fishing schooner moored at Pier 25 New York. We invite you to read our Q&A with Chef Heffernan below then join… 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

New Sommeliers; Uncorked the Series

The Little Nell takes pride in our wine program at the hotel, overseen by Master Sommelier and Wine Director Carlton McCoy. McCoy leads wine tastings and classes for staff on an ongoing basis. The Nell also supports staff pursuits towards wine certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Last week, a number of staff from… Read more

“The Magnificent Seven” – 2015’s New Master Sommeliers

For four years in a row, The Little Nell has proudly played host to the annual Master Sommelier exam presented by the Court of Master Sommeliers. With ten Master Somms who have come through The Little Nell since its inception, and Aspen resident Jay Fletcher, MS, as an integral member of the program who helps… Read more

Get to Know Carlton

This posting came from a blog post by C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). Our young and dapper assistant wine director, Carlton McCoy, received a scholarship from the organization which allowed him to pursue an education in the culinary arts.  C-CAP Alum, Carlton McCoy Class of 2002, Anacostia High School, District of Columbia It was… 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

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