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Friday, December, 15, 2017

2016 Wine Sails in Portland, Maine

Join with us for our scenic sunset wine sails on board the immaculate 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland’s waterfront. Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, will guide you in a tasting and exploration of the wines of renown regions of the world as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways… all while indulging in a wine class.

Wine Sail

You’ll walk away with knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste, and find some new quality wines to add to your repertoire.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from renown wine regions of the world
  • Find out what makes each wine region unique and the style of wine they are known for
  • Discuss major wine styles, grape varieties, regions, trends and more
  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next wine
  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level
  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and crackers

Your Sommelier

Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010,Erica (1) 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. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark down to earth style.

Tickets

Are available for purchase at winewisevents.com or call us at 207-619-4630.  Must be 21 years of age or older.

Weather Conditions

If the Captain cancels the sail due to inclement weather, you may transfer to a different wine sail or request a full refund. The choice is yours.

Departure

We depart from The Maine State Pier (adjacent from Casco Bay Lines), Portland, Maine 04101. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure time.

2016 Wine Sail Schedule

 

Saturday, June 18
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Mediterranean Wines
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Sunday, June 19
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Piedmont, Italy
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Saturday, June 25
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: The Loire Valley, France
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Sunday, June 26
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Saturday, July 2
(SOLD OUT)  3rd Annual White Burgundy & Fresh Maine Oysters Sail
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$95 in advance/$105 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 3
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Bordeaux, France
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Monday, July 4
Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Whites & Fresh Maine Oysters
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$95 in advance/$105 day of (if available)

Saturday, July 9
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Greece
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 10
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Emerging European Wines
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 16
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 17
Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Natural Wines
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 23
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Spain
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 24
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Mediterranean Wines
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 30
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Fresh Maine Oysters & European Whites
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 31
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 6
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: The Loire Valley, France
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$80 day of (if available)

Sunday, August 7
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Whites
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 13
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Mediterranean Wines
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Emerging European Wines
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Fresh Maine Oysters & European Whites
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 21
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Spain
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Greece
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of the Rhone Valley
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 3
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Fresh Maine Oysters & European Whites
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 4
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Italy
Maine State Pier
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Bordeaux, France
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 11
Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 16
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Spain
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 17
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of France
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 18
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: The Loire Valley, France
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 24
(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Italy
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 25
(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Fresh Maine Oysters & European Whites
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 1
(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 2
(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of Bordeaux
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 8
(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Sail with Champagne & Fresh Oysters
Maine State Pier
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

**Visit winewiseevents.com for the most up to date list of Spring, Summer, and Fall Wine Sails**

**Corporate & Private Wine Sails are also available.**

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