wine director, Carlton mccoy

carlton mccoy

Wine Director Carlton McCoy discovered his love for the food and beverage world when he took a culinary arts course in high school. A scholarship to The Culinary Institute of America called Carlton to his true passion—wine and service. Before arriving at The Little Nell in 2011, he passed through several legendary institutions, including Thomas Keller’s Per Se, Marcus Samuellson’s Aquavit, Tom Colicchio’s Craft Steak in New York and Eric Zeibold’s CityZen at The Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. Carlton was drawn to The Little Nell by the hotel's Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning program and the property's exciting reputation. In May of 2013, Carlton became the 10th Master Sommelier to come through The Little Nell's  deservedly famed wine team.

Carlton recently sat down with Aspen 82 to discuss this spring's wining and dining scene in Aspen. Watch the video!

Connect with Carlton on Twitter and Instagram.

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Make Monday your Date Night
Date Night at the Nell returns Mondays this Summer, at both element 47 AND Ajax Tavern! A 3-course prix fixe menu includes a glass of wine and valet parking. Babysitting for two kids and kids buffet is complimentary, additional children are $20 each. *Kindly call 48 hours in advance to reserve babysitting.
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Open-air yoga at 11,212 feet
Climb aboard the gondola and clear your mind for a yoga session with truly spectacular views. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am, join us for sun salutations at 11,212 ft. on the Wedding Deck. Yoga mats are provided, reservations required.
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colorado resident special
Colorado residents, escape to Aspen's only Five-Star, Five Diamond resort at The Little Nell, at special rates on Town View room types -- and take 40 percent off all other rooms and suites. This special is available in our early summer and fall off-seasons and includes complimentary valet parking.


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