Element 47's wine program has a reputation as rich as its cellar. Not only have we earned the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1997, we’ve achieved the remarkable feat of graduating 10 of North America’s 147 Master Sommeliers (the most of any establishment in North America), including Carlton McCoy, who runs our wine program today. Along with Assistant Food & Beverage Director, Csaba "Chubby" Oveges, Carlton brings an infectious passion to the wine program at The Little Nell. This includes hosting several phenomenal wine events each year, which are heavily attended by a wide spectrum of wine connoisseurs. With 20,000+ wines in our cellar, our approach is based on a list that majors on classic producers and regions, with multiple vintages and wines from a roster of the world’s biggest names, from Roulot and Romanée-Conti in Burgundy, to Ridge and Screaming Eagle in California, via Chave Hermitage, Piedmont’s Gaja and a superb collection of mature classed-growth claret.
For the fifth year in a row, The Little Nell is proud to host the annual Master Sommelier exam presented by the Court of Master Sommeliers, preceded by a Certified and Introductory exam.
The Little Nell has been named a semifinalist by the James Beard Foundation for "Most Outstanding Wine Program" for the second time in three years. Read the press release for details.