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Friday, October, 19, 2018

NYC Wine & Food Weekend, March 23-25, 2018 (SOLD OUT)

Sommelier Erica Archer will escort you and be your host this spring to New York City for an incredible 2-night/3-day Wine & Food Weekend Getaway where you’ll enjoy staying in a posh hotel in the SoHo/Greenwich Village area, dining at acclaimed restaurants, including a very special dinner at The James Beard House with Portland, Maine Chef Emil Rivera of Sur Lie, a Broadway show, West Village Food Tour, a leisurely Sunday Brunch, etc. ***Update: This is now sold out. Please contact us to be added to a wait list.***

Day 1: Friday, March 23
We’ll meet in Portland, Maine for our 9:00 am departure via our passenger vehicle, enjoying a fun ride and gourmet snacks along our drive to the city. We’ll plan on arriving at The Walker Hotel in Greenwich Village for a 2pm check-in.

You have two options for this afternoon. We’ll spend the afternoon with a welcome reception at a nearby restaurant and a walk around town exploring the streets of Greenwhich and SoHo. We’ll make our way to our first Wine Dinner reservation at a fantastic restaurant followed by a Broadway show.

Day 2: Saturday, March 24
We’re giving you breakfast on your own this morning so you can have some free time to sleep-in or use the time to join a yoga class or running group and enjoy breakfast at one of the nearby coffee shops or restaurants. We’ll meet at the hotel at 10:30 am to embark on a 3-hour West Village Food Tour* (optional). After the food tour we’ll continue exploring Greenwich Village on foot and enjoying a few hours of free time.  **If you’d like to skip the food tour and have the whole day to yourself before the James Beard Dinner, that’s fine with us.**

We’ll meet at our hotel for our 6:30 pm departure for the James Beard House for dinner by invited Sur Lie chef Emil Rivera. We’ll enjoy a walk through the kitchen to met the team, begin with a reception, and be seated for dinner at 7:30 pm.

Day 3: Sunday, March 25
Enjoy some free time this morning to take a stroll through the city, get a great workout in, or catch a few extra hours of sleep before checking out of the hotel and meeting-up for a delicious leisurely 10:00 am brunch reservations at Jack’s Wife Freda, an incredible brunch spot in the village. We’ll depart for Portland at 1:30 pm and plan on arriving at 6:30 pm.

Your Sommelier
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. 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. 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 sense of humor.

$1,450.00 per person, double occupancy
$1,850.00 per person, single occupancy

Portland-NYC Round-Trip Passenger Vehicle Transportation
2-Nights at a Luxury Inn/Hotel
All hotel taxes
Welcome to NYC reception
Friday night Wine Dinner
A Broadway Show
West Village Food Tour
James Beard House Wine Dinner
Sunday Brunch
Meal taxes & gratuities
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary
Erica Archer as your host and professional wine escort

Any additional meals, beverages, activities, or transportation not listed on your itinerary (e.g. free-time).

Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise or 207-619-4630 to submit your $500 deposit per person to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance is due February 1, 2018.

If you must cancel after you have paid for your made your deposit and before 2/1/2018, there will be a $300.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 2/1/2018, 50% is non-refundable unless we can replace your reservation. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of equal value if circumstances warrant change.

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