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Wednesday, April, 25, 2018

2018 Wine Sails in Portland, Maine

Join us for our highly-rated 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.

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.

2017 Wine Sail Schedule

Friday, June 15
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: The Loire Valley
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of The Mediterranean
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 17
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 22
Italian Wine & Food Sail in Portland, ME: with Chef Paola Laboa
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 23
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Emerging Wines
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 24
Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines & Fresh Maine Oysters
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Spain
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 30
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Piedmont, Italy
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 1
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Summer Whites
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 6
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: South America
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 7
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Whites Burgundies & Oysters
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 8
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Italy
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 13
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: The Loire Valley
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 14
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of The Mediterranean
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 15
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 20
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Spain
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 22
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Piedmont, Italy
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 27
Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines & Fresh Maine Oysters
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Summer Whites
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 29
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Italy
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 3
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: The Loire Valley
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 4
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Greece
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 5
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Sparkling Wines
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 10
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Emerging Wines
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 11
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Summer Whites
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 12
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Pinot Noir
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 18
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines of Spain
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 19
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of The Mediterranean
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 24
Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Wines & Fresh Maine Oysters
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 25
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Delicious Italy
Maine State Pier | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 31
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 1
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 2
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 7
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 8
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Wines of The Mediterranean
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 9
Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 14
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 15
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 16
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 21
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 22
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 23
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29
(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 30
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6
Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail in Portland, ME
Maine State Pier | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 7
Fall Foliage Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Champagne & Oysters
Maine State Pier | 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

**Visit winewiseevents.com for the most up to date list of Wine Sails, Wine & Food Walks, Spirits & Cocktail Walks, and Wine Regions Trips. We are adding more all the time**

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

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