The Little Nell Wine Academy

Sunday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Back by popular demand, we’re proud to present the third consecutive year of The Little Nell Wine Academy - Sunday, April 7, to Wednesday, April 10, 2019. This comprehensive course, focused on the wines of Italy, includes wine and spirits, food pairings, and service. Carlton McCoy, Wine Director and Master Sommelier at The Little Nell, will lead the intimately-sized program, joined by fellow Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Sabato Sagaria and members of the knowledgeable team of sommeliers at The Nell.

Classes will take place at the prestigious, members-only Aspen Mountain Club, situated at 11,212 feet, in full view of the awe-inspiring Elk Mountains. Meals, wine tastings and special events will also be staged at The Little Nell. View the full schedule of events.

As a participant, you will develop the knowledge and confidence to discuss a comprehensive range of wines and spirits, as well as confidently recognize general wine quality and flaws. No prior wine knowledge is necessary. At the conclusion of the course, an exam will be given and a commencement ceremony will take place at our closing dinner.

The registration fee of $3,500 for The Little Nell Wine Academy covers the cost of the course, comprising two full-days and two half-days of presentations; a comprehensive workbook; exceptional wine and spirits from Italy; and all meals and Wine Academy activities. There will also be many interactive opportunities for learning and networking, as well as experiencing all that the luxurious Little Nell offers. Please note, the course registration fee does not include accommodations.

Registration: To reserve your place or for additional information, please fill out this form and/or contact Shawna Rahm, Director of Events at The Little Nell, at or 970.920.6256.

Accommodations: As The Little Nell will close on April 7 for a renovation to the hotel's common areas, all guests will be accommodated at our sister property, The Limelight Hotel Aspen, just a few blocks from The Nell. As a token of our appreciation and to offer Wine Academy guests an opportunity to experience the luxe accommodations at The Little Nell at a later date, a gift certificate for a complimentary two-night stay at The Little Nell will be extended to Wine Academy guests, good for one year from date of issue.To inquire about accommodations, please contact Ilka Hettrich, Reservations Group Coordinator, at or 970.536.6110. Preferred room rates for the three-night course are available at $199 per night at the Limelight Hotel Aspen (plus tax and resort fee), single or double occupancy. Pre- and post-stays may also be available, based on space.


The Little Nell Events Department


970.920.6328 FAX


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