Wine Wise
Wine and Food Pairing Education at its Best
Recently voted #1 activity in Portland, Maine on TripAdvisor. Sommelier Erica Archer provides a thorough and enlightening educational
experience as she leads guests in a fresh interactive approach geared towards building your wine knowledge and tasting experiences.

Join Erica in an enlightening wine education experience at our highly rated Wine Walks where you'll taste delicious wines with paired fresh fare at four great local restaurants and on board our Wine Sails while taking in scenic views of  Maine lighthouses, waterways and islands while indulging in a wine class aboard a 74' Sailboat in Casco Bay.  We can also create a wide variety of custom wine education events for your group gathering. Contact us to inquire about your Wine Wise event.

    At each unique event:

  • Leave with a toolbox of wine evaluation and appreciation skills that will enable you to approach any wine comfortably.
  • Expand your ability to articulate what is going on in your wine glass.
  • Discover what to expect from distinct grape varietals and wine making regions.
  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine.
  • Wine Wise public and private events
    In addition to Wine Wise public events, We will work with you to create a fun and memorable private event to entertain your clients, friends, and family in your home, office, local restaurant or a unique site such as a local art gallery, beautiful garden or waterside location. Erica will work with you to pair a wine "theme" with your event and choose a selection of wines within your budget. Call us to plan a Wine Wise private event: 207-619-4630.
      Here is a sample of some of our most popular themes:
    • The Many Styles of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
    • French, Italian, or Spanish reds
    • Refreshing Summer Whites
    • Great value wines under $15
    • Reds and Whites of Bordeaux
    • Backyard BBQ-Friendly Wines
    • Big, Bold, and Beautiful Reds
    • Sparkling wines
    • Wine 101
    Wine Wise