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carlton mccoy master sommelier at the little nell
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 Samuelsson’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.

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Ajax Wine Dinners
The Little Nell Wine Academy presents weekly themed wine dinners hosted by our team of sommeliers, paired with a three-course, prix fixe menu from Ajax Tavern's Chef de Cuisine, Oscar Carrasco.
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Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters, elevate your perspective with an off road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.
7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival
Celebrate Labor Day at Ajax Tavern's annual oyster fest, featuring a raw bar, BBQ favorites, wine and beer, live music, dancing and more! $5 of every ticket price + raffle proceeds will benefit Youth Entity, a local non-profit that engages and empowers youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences that prepare them for future success.


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