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Harvey Steiman

August 2017

Wine Magic in the Mountains
Little Nell in Aspen celebrates 20 years of Grand Awards
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 2:00pm ET

Ten sommeliers at The Little Nell, a fancy hotel in the Colorado mountain town of Aspen (population less than 7,000), have earned Master Sommelier pins since 2003, an unheard-of number for any single restaurant. That includes Carlton McCoy, who currently presides over the Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning cellar.

To celebrate the 20th consecutive Grand Award, several of those somms came back to pour wines from the cellar for an affluent crowd at Element 47, the Nell's restaurant, accompanying a menu from Patagonian chef Francis Mallman, and shared their thoughts on what made their experience there special.

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One Wine with All the Food
When it's OK not to match every dish in a meal
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 11:02am ET
Editor at large Harvey Steiman picks a German Riesling for a host of food pairings at David Chang's Momofuku Ko in New York.
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