Erica Archer is a native of Portland, Maine. In 2010 she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. In 2009, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Two Certification in Wines and Spirits (with distinction).
Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service. Wine Wise takes us beyond a typical wine tasting by leading us in a discussion about a series of wines, what makes them unique and representative of their region and further. An educational event teams the wines with delicious local foods, the catalyst to a pairing discussion in a fun and interactive environment. Erica is also able to create custom and unique events for corporate or private parties and consult with you on a dynamic and pleasing wine list.