(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Nov
16
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: The Mediterranean
Nov
22
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: The Mediterranean

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Mediterranean Europe, paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious wines from The Mediterranean's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Mediterranean red wines

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather-related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious France
Nov
23
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious France

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of delicious wines from France paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from France's great regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of French wines

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(6 SPACES LEFT) Wine + Oysters Walk
Nov
24
2:45 PM14:45

(6 SPACES LEFT) Wine + Oysters Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishments. In addition to the tastings, you're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste and a keen understanding of the different flavor profiles of oysters grown in different parts of Maine. Plan to taste and learn a lot about wine and oysters and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from around the world that pair beautifully with Maine oysters

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of wines and oysters

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious Maine Oysters at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir
Nov
29
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of Pinot Noir wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Pinot Noir wines from diverse regions of the world

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Pinot Noir

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(3 SPACES LEFT) Wine + Food Walk in Portland's West End: Delicious Reds
Nov
30
2:45 PM14:45

(3 SPACES LEFT) Wine + Food Walk in Portland's West End: Delicious Reds

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant West End restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of red wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious red wines

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of red wines

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Dec
6
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk in the East End: Delicious Whites
Dec
7
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in the East End: Delicious Whites

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant East End restaurant scene as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious white wines from around the world that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire. You'll taste paired foods from each of the four restaurants we visit, learn great tips for pairing food and wine, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious white wines from renown and emerging regions

  • Discover what makes each wine region different and unique

  • Discuss major white 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir
Dec
13
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of Pinot Noir wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Pinot Noir wines from diverse regions of the world

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Pinot Noir

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk: Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec
14
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some delicious examples of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from renown regions of the world paired with delicious foods at four great establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away understanding how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines with food, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon from around the world.

  • Discuss major styles and influences of different sub-regions on the wines they produce

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk in Portland, ME: Delicious Reds
Dec
20
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk in Portland, ME: Delicious Reds

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of red wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious red wines from around the world

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of red wines

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather-related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Dec
21
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Dec
22
2:45 PM14:45

Bourbon + Cocktail Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

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  • You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon

  • Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle

  • Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level

  • Learn how to make four different cocktails

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious France
Dec
27
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious France

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of delicious wines from France paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from France's great regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of French wines

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Sparkling Wines
Dec
28
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Sparkling Wines

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant West End restaurant scene as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious sparkling wines from around the world that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire. You'll taste paired foods from each of the four restaurants we visit, learn great tips for pairing food and wine, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious sparkling wines from renown regions that you'll be thrilled to know about

  • Discover what makes each sparkling wine region different and unique

  • Discuss major sparkling 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Oysters Walk
Dec
29
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Oysters Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishments. In addition to the tastings, you're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste and a keen understanding of the different flavor profiles of oysters grown in different parts of Maine. Plan to taste and learn a lot about wine and oysters and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from around the world that pair beautifully with Maine oysters

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of wines and oysters

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious Maine Oysters at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Jan
10
2:45 PM14:45

(JUST ADDED) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk in the Old Port: The Loire Valley
Jan
11
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in the Old Port: The Loire Valley

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some delicious examples wines from France's beloved Loire Valley paired with delicious foods at four great establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away understanding how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines with food, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from France's Loire Valley

  • Find out what makes the Loire one of France's most diverse wine landscapes and the sub wine regions you should be in the know about

  • Discuss major styles and influences of different sub-regions on the wines they produce

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Jan
18
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Jan
19
2:45 PM14:45

Bourbon + Cocktail Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

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  • You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon

  • Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle

  • Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level

  • Learn how to make four different cocktails

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk: Mediterranean Reds
Jan
25
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Mediterranean Reds

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant West End restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of red wines from Mediterranean Europe, paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious wines from The Mediterranean's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Mediterranean red wines

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather-related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Oysters Walk
Jan
26
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Oysters Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishments. In addition to the tastings, you're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste and a keen understanding of the different flavor profiles of oysters grown in different parts of Maine. Plan to taste and learn a lot about wine and oysters and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from around the world that pair beautifully with Maine oysters

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of wines and oysters

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious Maine Oysters at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir
Feb
1
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir

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Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of Pinot Noir wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Pinot Noir wines from diverse regions of the world

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Pinot Noir

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk in Portland, ME: Delicious Spain
Feb
8
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in Portland, ME: Delicious Spain

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious wines from Spain that you'll love to have in your repertoire, paired with delicious foods at four wonderful establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away with knowing a whole lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Spanish wines that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Discover some great new restaurants you'll be excited to know about.

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit 

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Feb
15
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Feb
16
2:45 PM14:45

Bourbon + Cocktail Walk

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

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  • You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon

  • Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle

  • Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level

  • Learn how to make four different cocktails

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Oysters Walk
Feb
23
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Oysters Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishments. In addition to the tastings, you're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste and a keen understanding of the different flavor profiles of oysters grown in different parts of Maine. Plan to taste and learn a lot about wine and oysters and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from around the world that pair beautifully with Maine oysters

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of wines and oysters

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious Maine Oysters at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Emerging Wines
Feb
29
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Emerging Wines

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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There's a wine renaissance taking place around the world fueled by a local winemakers' attention to indigenous grape varieties, coupled with investment in modern winemaking capabilities and a passion for making quality wines. The result is a whole new breed of delicious wines worthy of your attention.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer in a celebratory guided wine tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant West End restaurant scene as you explore some delicious examples of emerging wines and wine regions from around the world paired with delicious foods at four great establishments.

You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away understanding how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines with food, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

Taste and learn about some emerging European wines that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine & Food Walk: Napa & Sonoma
Mar
14
2:45 PM14:45

Wine & Food Walk: Napa & Sonoma

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some delicious wines fron the regions of Napa & Sonoma paired with delicious foods at four great establishments.

You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away understanding how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines with food, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about different styles of wines from the renowned wine regions of Napa and Sonoma.

  • Discuss major styles and influences of different sub-regions on the wines they produce

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Mar
21
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Mar
22
2:45 PM14:45

Bourbon + Cocktail Walk

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

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  • You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon

  • Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle

  • Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level

  • Learn how to make four different cocktails

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Food Walk in Portland's West End: Delicious Reds
Mar
28
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in Portland's West End: Delicious Reds

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant West End restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of red wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious red wines

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of red wines

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Wine + Oysters Walk
Mar
29
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Oysters Walk

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishments. In addition to the tastings, you're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste and a keen understanding of the different flavor profiles of oysters grown in different parts of Maine. Plan to taste and learn a lot about wine and oysters and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from around the world that pair beautifully with Maine oysters

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of wines and oysters

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious Maine Oysters at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension
Apr
27
to May 6

(SOLD OUT) Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension

THIS TRIP IS NOW SOLD OUT

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You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a small-group trip to Tuscany, Italy, on a 6-day trip to the region’s incredible wineries and experiencing the magnificent wines, food, architecture, art, and history that the region has to offer… and we’re adding an optional side trip to Cinque Terre May 3-6, 2020.

Past trips have filled quickly. Do not delay in making your reservation for this trip if you’d like to join us.

If you love Italian wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too, then you are in for an incredible vacation.  In addition to visiting incredible wineries for exceptional wines and consuming some of the most incredible food the region has to offer, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited.

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Your Sommelier

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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 down to earth  style.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
€5,129.00 (Euro) per person, double occupancy
€5,829.00 (Euro) per person, single occupancy

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YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
6-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Continental breakfasts daily
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Tuscany and our starting hotel location.
Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the picturesque Italian villas.
Cinque Terre excursion is priced separately at €1,900 (Euro) per person, double occupancy | €2,100 (Euro) per person, single occupancy.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $1,500 per person for the Tuscany trip + 500 per person for the Cinque Terre extension. Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise with any questions: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel your trip reservation with us before 12/15/2019 there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. There are no refunds after 12/15/2019. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
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 any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.

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Portland Wine Week, June 15-21, 2020
Jun
15
to Jun 21

Portland Wine Week, June 15-21, 2020

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Kick off summer with a week of wine in gorgeous, coastal Portland Maine! Crafted as a boutique experience for wine enthusiasts of all types—from the casual wine lover to the serious oenophile—this week of world class wine, learning experiences, and award-winning food will launch you into summer with style. Activities will include pairing and performance events, incredible wine dinners, tastings, educational classes and seminars, special menus, a passport tour of dozens of local restaurants and their wine lists; and other happenings that feature wine, food, art, and fun.

Visit portlandwineweek.me and see the events schedule as it comes together over the winter months.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Small-Group Trip to Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oct
18
to Oct 24

Small-Group Trip to Willamette Valley, Oregon

  • Dundee, Oregon United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

3 spaces left. You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer for a 6-night getaway in the internationally-acclaimed wine region of Willamette Valley, Oregon ... experiencing the best in wineries, wines, eateries, and scenery that the region has to offer. If you love high-quality wine, incredible food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too … you’re in for an incredible vacation. Please consider joining us for this wonderful Fall 2020 trip.

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Our home base will be the exquisite Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard—a boutique nine-room inn located in the heart of Oregon’s Dundee Hills with breathtaking views of the Willamette Valley from balconies, patios, and garden areas throughout the inn and grounds. We’re equally excited about the daily farm-to-table breakfasts and foot-soaks in the vineyard — with wine in hand of course.

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Here we’re in the center of it all with easy access to many of the Willamette’s world-class wineries.—known for producing some of the best pinot noirs and pinot gris on the planet.

In addition to tasting many great wines, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher on visits to world-class wineries enjoying incredible wines and delicious dining experiences throughout your stay.  

If you think you’d like to join us we do advise booking early. These small-group trips do fill up quickly.

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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
$5375.00 per person, double occupancy
$6375.00 per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
6-nights accommodations
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation for our itinerary
Breakfast daily
Welcome reception
Five wine lunches
Five wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to Portland, Oregon. Travel to/from the inn or airport if traveling outside of our itinerary.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise erica.archer@winewiseevents.com or 207-619-4630 to submit your deposit of $1,500 per person. The remaining balance is due on May 1, 2020.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and on or before 5/1/2020, there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 5/1/2020, 50% payment is refundable if 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.

RESPONSIBILITY:
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 any equal value, if circumstances warrant change. 

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Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension
Apr
25
to May 5

Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension

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4 spaces left. You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a small-group trip to Tuscany, Italy, on a 7-night trip (April 25 - May 2) to the region’s incredible wineries and experiencing the magnificent wines, food, architecture, art, and history that the region has to offer… and we’re adding an optional side trip to Cinque Terre May 2-5, 2021. We’ve included your arrival hotel night on 4/25 and added a wine reception on arrival night for this 2021 trip.

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Past trips have filled quickly.. Do not delay in making your reservation for this trip if you’d like to join us.

If you love Italian wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too, then you are in for an incredible vacation.  In addition to visiting incredible wineries for exceptional wines and consuming some of the most incredible food the region has to offer, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited.

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Your Sommelier

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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 down to earth  style.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
€5,379.00 (Euro) per person, double occupancy
€6,379.00 (Euro) per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
7-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Continental breakfasts daily
Welcome night wine reception
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional tour guide
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Tuscany and our starting hotel location.
Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the picturesque Italian villas.
Cinque Terre excursion is priced separately at €1,900 (Euro) per person, double occupancy or €2,100 (Euro) per person, single occupancy.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $1,500 per person for the Tuscany trip + 500 per person for the Cinque Terre extension. Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise with any questions: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630. Remaining balance is due March 1, 2021.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel your trip reservation with us before 12/15/2020 there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. There are no refunds after 12/15/2020. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
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 any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.

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(SOLD OUT) Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension
May
2
to May 11

(SOLD OUT) Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension

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THIS TRIP IS NOW SOLD OUT

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a small-group trip to Tuscany, Italy, on a 7-night trip (May 2-8) to the region’s incredible wineries and experiencing the magnificent wines, food, architecture, art, and history that the region has to offer… and we’re adding an optional side trip to Cinque Terre May 8-11, 2022. We’ve included your arrival hotel night on 5/1 and added a wine reception on arrival night for this 2022 trip.

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Past trips have filled quickly. Do not delay in making your reservation for this trip if you’d like to join us.

If you love Italian wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too, then you are in for an incredible vacation.  In addition to visiting incredible wineries for exceptional wines and consuming some of the most incredible food the region has to offer, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited.

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Your Sommelier

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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 down to earth  style.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
€5,379.00 (Euro) per person, double occupancy
€6,379.00 (Euro) per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
7-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Continental breakfasts daily
Welcome night wine reception
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional tour guide
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Tuscany and our starting hotel location.
Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the picturesque Italian villas.
Cinque Terre excursion is priced separately at €1,900 (Euro) per person, double occupancy or €2,100 (Euro) per person, single occupancy.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $1,500 per person for the Tuscany trip + 500 per person for the Cinque Terre extension. Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise with any questions: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630. The remaining balance is due March 1, 2021.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel your trip reservation with us before 12/15/2021 there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. There are no refunds after 12/15/2021. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
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 any equal value if circumstances warrant a change.

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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir
Nov
9
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of Pinot Noir wines from around the world paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Pinot Noir wines from diverse regions of the world

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Pinot Noir

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Delicious Spain
Oct
26
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Delicious Spain

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of the vibrant restaurant scene of Portland's West End as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious wines from Spain that you'll love to have in your repertoire, paired with delicious foods at four wonderful establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away with knowing a whole lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Spanish wines that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Discover some great new restaurants you'll be excited to know about.

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit 

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Oct
20
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Bourbon + Cocktail Walk

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

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  • You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon

  • Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle

  • Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level

  • Learn how to make four different cocktails

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Oct
19
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Small-Group Trip to Napa + Sonoma
Oct
13
to Oct 18

(SOLD OUT) Small-Group Trip to Napa + Sonoma

This trip is now sold out.

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a for a 5-night getaway in the world renown wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, California, October 13-18, 2019. If you love wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too … You’re in for an incredible vacation. Please consider joining us for this wonderful Fall trip. It has sold out the last four years in a row. We’ve included your arrival hotel night and added a wine reception and wine dinner on arrival night for this 2019 trip.

In addition to tasting many great wines of these regions and sub-regions, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher on visits to world class wineries enjoying incredible wines and on delicious dining experiences throughout your stay. Did we mention the hot air balloon ride over the valleys with spectacular views of the vineyards and breathtaking valley landscapes? 

If you think you’d like to join us we do advice booking early. These small-group trips do fill-up quickly.

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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
$3875.00 per person, double occupancy
$4475.00 per person, single occupancy

Our sample itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Sunday, October 13
Arrive at Sonoma hotel to check in and meet for our 5pm wine reception followed by a fun wine dinner at a fantastic restaurant.

Day 2: Monday, October 14
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll make our way to three wineries for incredible wines tastings and tours and a picnic wine lunch at one of the wineries. We’ll head to dinner at one of the region’s most renowned restaurants. We’ve scheduled dinner on the early side tonight since we have an early start for hot air balloon riding in the morning. You can spend the remaining evening time by the hotel’s fire pit, head into town for shopping, or straight to bed for our early start.

Day 3: Tuesday,, October 15
Experience an incredible early morning hot-air balloon ride over the breathtaking landscape of Napa Valley. How’s that for a great start to a Monday? Then we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at a great restaurant before our scenic drive to mountain side wineries. You’ll experience the powerful yet nuanced expressions of mountain terroir by tasting luxury, high-altitude estate wines in Napa. You’ll have dinner on your own this evening in one of downtown Sonoma’s many delicious restaurants.

Day 4: Wednesday, October 16
We’ll have breakfast at the hotel followed by a day visiting several wonderful wineries and a few surprises along the way. Then we’ll visit one of the areas ‘must visit’ eateries—for lunch on your own. After lunch we’ll visit wineries in one of Napa Valley’s premier districts.  Then you’ll have a few hours leisure time to relax or shop before meeting for a wine dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Day 5: Thursday, October 17
After breakfast we’ll spend the day tasting and touring some of Sonoma’s premier wine districts tasting exquisite wines and a nice picnic lunch. We’ll commence the evening and the trip with a farewell dinner at one of the region’s renowned restaurants.

Day 6: Friday, October 18
After breakfast we’ll check out of the hotel (for those not staying longer) and make our way to our final Sonoma winery visit.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
5-Nights at a Luxury Inn/Hotel
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation for our itinerary in Napa & Sonoma
Continental breakfasts daily
Welcome reception
Three wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
Hot air balloon ride
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to Sonoma/Napa or from the airport to the hotel although we are happy to transport you from the airport to the hotel if your flights align with ours. We’re happy to provide transportation to SFO airport for flights departing after 3pm on Friday, October 18.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise erica.archer@winewiseevents.com or 207-619-4630 to submit your deposit of $1,000 per person. Remaining balance is due on July 1, 2019.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and on or before 7/1/2019, there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 7/1/2019, 50% payment is refundable if 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.

RESPONSIBILITY:
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 any equal value, if circumstances warrant change. 

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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Spain

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious wines from Spain that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

You're in for an incredible wine education experience 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. it's an incredible outing!

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  • Taste and learn about some emerging wines from Spain that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts.

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Italian Reds
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Italian Reds

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us for a gorgeous scenic wine sail in Maine’s most colorful season, on board the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious red wines from the diverse wine regions of Italy with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. 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.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious red wines from Italy that you'll be thrilled to know about

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they product

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Champagne & Oysters
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail in Portland, ME: Champagne & Oysters

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us for our last Wine Sail of the year in Maine's most colorful season on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, that was built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront. You're in for an incredible wine education experience with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways while indulging in 5 different fine Champagnes... and we'll pair each one with a selection and fresh Maine oysters shucked right on board. You'll walk away with knowing how different vineyards, laws, and producers impact Champagne styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair Champagne and describe what you smell and taste. We can’t think of a better way to end the season.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Champagne that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each Champagne unique and the influences in their tastes and styles.

  • Discuss the major grape varieties of Champagne, France

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next Champagne

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection on delicious Maine oysters, cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Pinot Noir
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Pinot Noir

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced in Maine’s most coloful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious examples of Pinot Noir from renown regions of the world that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

You're in for an incredible wine education experience 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious Pinot Noir from renown regions that you'll love to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts. 

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Pacific Northwest
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Pacific Northwest

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious wines from California, Oregon, and Washington State that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways, with beautiful fall foliage as your backdrop ... all while indulging in a wine class. You'll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. it's an incredible outing!

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Taste and learn about delicious wines from America’s Pacific Northwest that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts.

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in Portland, ME: Delicious Whites
Oct
5
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in Portland, ME: Delicious Whites

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious white wines from around the world that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire. You'll taste paired foods from each of the four restaurants we visit, learn great tips for pairing food and wine, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious white wines from renown and emerging regions

  • Discover what makes each wine region different and unique

  • Discuss major white 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Fall Foliage Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Foliage Wine Sail: The Mediterranean

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious wines from Mediterranean Europe that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

You're in for an incredible wine education experience 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. it's an incredible outing!

  • Taste and learn about some emerging wines from Mediterranean Europe that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts.

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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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Bordeaux
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Bordeaux

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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5:30 - 7:30 pm | Maine State Pier | Portland, Maine

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join us in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious wines France’s renown Bordeaux wine region with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways with beautiful fall foliage as the backdrop. 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.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Bordeaux that you'll be thrilled to know about

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Delicious Sparkling Wines
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Delicious Sparkling Wines

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, in beautiful Portland, Maine’s most beautiful season, for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront. You'll explore some incredibly delicious Sparkling wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire. You're in for an incredible wine education experience 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines Sparkling wines from around the world

  • Discover different methods used to make a wine sparkle

  • Discuss key sparkling wine regions of the world and the styles of sparkling wines that they are known for

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and emerging sparkling-wine styles worthy of your attention.

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting wine.

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level.

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts.

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: The Mediterranean

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious wines from Mediterranean Europe that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

You're in for an incredible wine education experience 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. it's an incredible outing!

  • Taste and learn about some emerging wines from Mediterranean Europe that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts.

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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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


We love our customers.

  • Receive $5 off your next ticket for every new person you refer to Wine Wise. The discount is applied on to your next ticket after they have attended.

  • Attend five Wine & Food Walks and Wine Sails and your sixth one is free.


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Tuscany
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Tuscany

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious wines from the diverse wine regions of Tuscany, Italy with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. 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.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Tuscany that you'll be thrilled to know about

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they product

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and styles and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Emerging Wines
Sep
28
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Emerging Wines

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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There's a wine renaissance taking place around the world fueled by a local winemakers' attention to indigenous grape varieties, coupled with investment in modern winemaking capabilities and a passion for making quality wines. The result is a whole new breed of delicious wines worthy of your attention.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer in a celebratory guided wine tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant West End restaurant scene as you explore some delicious examples of emerging wines and wine regions from around the world paired with delicious foods at four great establishments.

You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away understanding how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how to evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines with food, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

Taste and learn about some emerging European wines that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious white, sparkling, and rosé wines from around the world that you'll love to have in your repertoire. And we'll pair them with fresh Maine oysters shucked right on board. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. You'll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection on delicious Maine oysters, cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Greece
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Greece

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us in Maine’s most colorful season for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious wines from Greece with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. 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.

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Greece that you'll be thrilled to know about

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they product

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Delicious Italy
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Wine Sail: Delicious Italy

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us for a gorgeous scenic wine sail in Maine’s most colorful season, on board the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious wines from the diverse wine regions of Italy with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. 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.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy that you'll be thrilled to know about

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they product

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Whites
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Whites

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious white wines from renown regions of the world that you'll love to have in your repertoire. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. You'll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste

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  • Taste and learn about some delicious white wines you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they product

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Sep
21
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Italy paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. Plan to learn a lot about wine and have a great time doing it.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Italian wines 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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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 down to earth style and sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the starting location and all the establishments that we'll be visiting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before our start time. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Pinot Noir
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Pinot Noir

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious examples of Pinot Noir from renown regions of the world that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

You're in for an incredible wine education experience 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste.

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  • Taste and learn about delicious Pinot Noir from renown regions that you'll love to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts. 

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.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $10.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder's email address so we can send them the event notifications so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?

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