Wine & Food Blog

Friday, December, 15, 2017

2012 Chateau Mirefleurs, Bordeaux Superior AOC

I have lost count of how many wines I’ve tasted this spring. I think it’s probably more than previous Springs combined. The benefit of professionally tasting a lot of wines in a short period of time (and taking systematic copious notes on each of them) is that it becomes very apparent which ones stand out as good values, which ones are ready to drink or need more time to develop in the bottle before they are able show their full beauty, or which wines are a bit thin and passable, and which make you stop and think about its expression in the context of where it is from.  And which wines are a great value for the money. (more…)

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Help Wanted: Part-Time Marketing Assistant

Wine Wise is a wine education and events company based in Maine. We create exceptional wine experiences in iconic Maine locations on land and at sea.  We are currently hiring a Part-Time Marketing Assistant for 10 hours a week to support the marketing goals and strategies for our Portland, Kennebunks, and Ogunquit events by assisting in the development and implementation of tactical marketing programs and projects.

Napa & Sonoma with Sommelier Erica Archer, October 10-14, 2016

Join with Sommelier Erica Archer on a visit to the world renown wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, California, on October 10-14, 2016.  If you love wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too … You’re in for an incredible vacation.  This trip is now sold out. We are happy to put you on a wait list for this and future Wine Wise Trips. (more…)

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.


Roasted Garlic, Cheddar and Bacon Deviled Eggs

This Sunday we’re on the hook for bringing something delicious to Easter Sunday gathering. So we met up with Christopher Harris of Crooners & Cocktails in Portland, Maine who was gracious enough to share his recipe for the restaurant’s Roasted Garlic, Cheddar, and Bacon Deviled Eggs. These deviled eggs are so rich and full of flavor and will pair well with a wines on equally footing. Here’s the recipe along with three wine pairing suggestions that stand up to the rich bold flavors of these eggs.  (more…)