About Us

Wine Wise is a wine education and events company headquartered in Maine. 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 us on one of our highly rated Wine (and food) Walks where you’ll taste delicious wines with paired fresh fare at a series of great restaurants. Or on a glorious Wine Sails in Casco Bay where you’ll enjoy scenic views of Maine lighthouses, waterways and islands while indulging in a wine class on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances.  For private events, we can customize a Wine Walk or Wine Sail or create an event for your gathering in your home, office, a local restaurant, art gallery, island or garden setting in Maine and beyond.
Erica Archer, Wine Wise Founder


Erica Archer, Founder and Principal

Erica 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, 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.
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 practical and approachable wine education discussion, teaming the wines with delicious local foods, the catalyst to a pairing discussion in a fun and interactive environment.