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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 150 Master Sommeliers (the most of any establishment in North America), including Carlton McCoy, who runs our wine program today. Along with Food & Beverage Director, Csaba "Chubby" Oveges, Carlton brings an infectious passion to the wine program at The Little Nell. Chris Dunaway serves as Head Sommelier while Erik Elliott and Jesse Libby are sommeliers. The wine program hosts several phenomenal wine events each year, which are heavily attended by a wide spectrum of wine connoisseurs. We celebrated our 20th anniversary of receiving the Grand Award with a special dinner in August 2017, documented in this video. In 2018, we were named a finalist for "Outstanding Wine Program" by the James Beard Foundation, nominated to Wine Enthusiast's Hall of Fame and also proudly received Wine Spectator's Grand Award once again.

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. We invited you to peruse the element 47 list of wines by the bottle and wines by the glass. The Nell is proud to have more than 50 sommeliers on staff, comprising 23 Introductory, 17 Certified, 3 Advanced and 1 Master.

Enjoy a private cellar tasting, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers. Peruse the Wine Cellar Menu or contact element 47 to reserve your tour.

New in 2018, The Little Nell Wine Club, designed for oenophiles interested in ordering wine for preferred pricing and the opportunity to have it stored onsite. Membership begins with a personal consultation with our Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy. The annual fee is $8,000, which is applied towards stocking your wine collection onsite and a 10% reduction off all wine purchases. Among the benefits, members will have access to order wines from rare allocated producers from classic regions, as well as unlisted wines from our attic. For more information, please contact Carlton directly – cmccoy@thelittlenell.com.

Contact

675 E DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

element47@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6330

Hours

BREAKFAST: 7 AM - 10:30 AM
LUNCH: 11:30 PM - 2:30 PM
DINNER: 6 PM - 10 PM
BAR: 10:30 AM - 11 PM

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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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