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Friday, December, 15, 2017

Wine Sails in Portland, Maine

Join us for our scenic wine sails on board the immaculate 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, 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.

2015 Portland, Maine Wine Wise Sail Schedule**

Sunday, June 14
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of Piedmont, Italy
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, June 21
(SOLD OUT)  Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of Bordeaux, France
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, June 27
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, July 4
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Refreshing Summer Whites
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 5
(SOLD OUT) 2nd Annual Sunset Sail in Portland, ME: White Burgundy & Maine Oysters Sail
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$89 in advance/$95 day of (if available)

Tuesday, July 7
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Delicious Italian Wines
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, July 11
(10 SPACES LEFT) Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Emerging European Wines
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 12
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of California’s Central Coast
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Thursday, July 16
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, July 18
(SOLD OUT) Tall Ships Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Sparkling Wines of the World
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 19
(SOLD OUT) Tall Ships Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of Sonoma, California
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, July 25
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Delicious Italian Wines

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, July 26
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of The Pacific Northwest

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Thursday, July 30
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Champagne
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, August 1
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Delicious Mediterranean Wines

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, August 2
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Chardonnay

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, August 8
(SOLD OUT) Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of Greece
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, August 9
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Emerging European Wines

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Thursday, July 30
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Cabernet Sauvignon
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Friday, August 14
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of Sonoma, California

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, August 16
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: with Fresh Maine Oysters & European Whites

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$89 in advance/$95 day of (if available)

Friday, August 21
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, August 23
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Emerging Wines of Spain

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, August 29
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of The Pacific Northwest

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, August 30
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Sangiovese
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, September 6
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Wines of The Rhone Valley, France
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, September 12
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Saturday, September 19
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: Emerging European Wines
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

Sunday, September 27
Sunset Sail in Casco Bay, Portland, ME: The Many Styles of Cabernet Sauvignon
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$75 in advance/$85 day of (if available)

 

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

**Private wine sails are also available.**

**Wine Wise Sails in Camden Maine every Monday night**

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