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

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

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

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

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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(SOLD OUT) Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Italian Reds
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

(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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Wine + Food Walk: Mediterranean Wines
Oct
12
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Mediterranean Wines

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 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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Fall Foliage Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

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) 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) 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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Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Oct
20
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 in the West End: Delicious Spain
Oct
26
2:45 PM14:45

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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Wine + Food Walk: Pinot Noir
Nov
9
2:45 PM14:45

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: Delicious Italy
Nov
16
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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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious France
Nov
23
2:45 PM14:45

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 + Oysters Walk
Nov
24
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 Portland's West End: Delicious Reds
Nov
30
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 + 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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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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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Dec
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
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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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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(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 Oregon + Washington State
Oct
18
to Oct 25

Small-Group Trip to Oregon + Washington State

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

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a for a 7-night getaway in the world renown wine regions of Oregon and Washington State, starting in Portland, Oregon and finishing in Seattle, Washington ... experiencing incredible wineries, eateries, scenery all along the way. 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 2020 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:
$5375.00 per person, double occupancy
$6375.00 per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
7-nights accommodations
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation for our itinerary
Continental breakfasts 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 or from Seattle, Washington or travel to/from the hotels to the airport … although we are happy to transport you from the airport to the hotel if your flights align with ours.

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. Remaining balance is due on July 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 5/1/2019, 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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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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Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension
May
2
to May 11

Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension

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2 spaces left. 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. 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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Wine Sail with Together
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Sail with Together

Photo by Meredith Brockington

On September 18, join Together, a women-only business networking community, for their September speaking event ... a special sunset wine sail with Sommelier Erica Archer, owner/founder of Wine Wise.

Erica will share the story of her path to becoming an entrepreneur. How she always chose the path less followed, set big goals for herself to start a business, an action plan in how to achieve her goals, and started her business Wine Wise__now in its ninth year, in her hometown of Portland, Maine.

Your ticket includes inspiring conversations during this two-hour wine sail with five delicious wines, a beautiful spread of cheeses, crackers and fruit, and incredible company and conversation with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.

Please note: this Together Wine Sail is a special networking event for women in business.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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?
Meet us at Maine Sailing Adventures on the Maine State Pier, 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street), no later than 5:15 to board for an on time departure. 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.

Wine Wise gift cards are not applicable towards this event, managed by Together.

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(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Italy
Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Italy

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us 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 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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Wine Sail: Greece
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

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) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious France
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious France

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 France 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 classic and emerging wines from France 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.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

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: Pinot Noir
Sep
14
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Whites
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

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) Sunset Wine + Food Sail with Chef Emil Rivera of Sur Lie
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine + Food Sail with Chef Emil Rivera of Sur Lie

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Chef Emil Rivera for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, The Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront. You’ll indulge in five incredibly delicious wines ... each paired with delicious food from acclaimed Chef Emil Rivera of Sur Lie here in Portland, Maine.

You're in for an incredible wine education and food 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. And no doubt you will taste and learn a lot about the incredible food that Chef Rivera has made for you.

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Taste and learn about delicious wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire

  • Enjoy delicious food from Chef Emil Rivera of Sur Lie

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

  • Discuss the emerging grape varieties 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

The menu will be available close to the date of the event as Chef takes his inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions. 

Your Chef
Chef Emil Rivera, of Sur Lie, calls himself a “Puerto Mainer,” referring to his childhood and his current home. He attended cooking school in Puerto Rico. He worked under Austrian and French chefs on the island, learning the ways of classic technique in formal, fine-dining atmospheres. A stint in Washington, D.C., with James Beard award winner and internationally recognized chef José Andrés. Chef Rivera recently cooked at the James Beard House himself (and we were one of the lucky few to attend). Rivera draws from his previous influences and experience, combining them with top-notch, fresh Maine ingredients.

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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Wine Sail: Piedmont, Italy
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Wine Sail: Piedmont, Italy

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 wines from Italy's prestigious Piedmont region 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 from one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions, Piedmont

  • Find out what makes Piedmont's and its sub-regions unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and styles 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) Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Spain

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 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) Sunset Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset 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?


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(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Tuscany
Sep
1
5:30 PM17:30

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Tuscany

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us 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) Spanish Wine & Food Sail with Chaval
Sep
1
2:30 PM14:30

(SOLD OUT) Spanish Wine & Food Sail with Chaval

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer with Chefs Ilma Lopez, Damian Sansonetti and Cory LaBrecqce of acclaimed Portland, Maine restaurant Chaval, for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, The Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore five incredibly delicious wines ... each paired with delicious food from these extremely talented Chefs.

You're in for an incredible wine education and food 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. And no doubt you will taste and learn a lot about the incredible food that these incredible chefs have prepared for you.

The menu will be available close to the date of the event as these Chefs takes his inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions. 

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

  • Enjoy delicious paired food paired with each wine and prepared by the incredible Chefs of Chaval

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

  • … all while sailing on the incredible 74’ Sailboat, Frances, built by her Captain and crew on the Portland waterfront.

Your Chefs

Chef Ilma Lopez has worked in some of the most demanding and rewarding kitchens in the industry, such as DB Bistro, Corton, Tailor, El Bulli, Café Boulud, and Le Bernardin. When she left New York City to the quieter reaches of Maine, Lopez found a new terrain she couldn’t resist. Arriving with a mastery of colors, flavors, textures, and spices—and a seasoned ability to work under pressure—Lopez makes classic dishes her own, with attention to micro-detail and thoughtful twists. For her work, Lopez earned a 2014 StarChefs Coastal New England Rising Star Pastry Chef Award, Has been a multiple-time James Beard top-Chef finalist, and you may have seen her name in the September issue of Bon Appetit Magazine highlighting her incredible talents when naming Portland, Maine as their pick for Restaurant City of The Year.

Chef Damian Sansonetti, a Pittsburgh native, grew up exploring fresh, local ingredients, making pasta with his grandmothers, curing meats with his grandfather, and assisting his father in the family kitchen. A career in food was practically his birthright. Graduating from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Sansonetti worked at Nantucket’s Brant Point Grill and Pittsburgh’s Steelhead Grill, moving to New York to open Heartbeat in the W Hotel. Sansonetti met Daniel Boulud while working at Shallots in Midtown and eventually took a position at Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne. Training rigorously under Chef Olivier Muller, Sansonetti became chef de banquet at Daniel and then sous chef under Jean Francois Bruel. Promoted to executive chef of Bar Boulud in 2008, Sansonetti was named a 2009 StarChefs.com Rising Star. Now ensconced in the burgeoning food scene of Portland, Maine, Sansonetti’s partnered with his wife, Pastry Chef Ilma Lopez (a 2014 StarChefs.com Rising Star Pastry Chef and nominated in 2018 for a James Beard Award as Outstanding Pastry Chef), to open their Italian fine dining restaurant Piccolo and in 2017 Chaval.

Sous Chef Cory LaBrecque is currently active as Sous Chef at Chaval and for the past year has been helping to support the restaurant through its prosperous second year of operation. Having spent the last 17 years working in Portland he is really enjoying growing with the city’s ever evolving culinary scene. Most notably before finding his way to Chaval Cory worked his way through the ranks at Miyake and instigated his love for seafood. In 2016 Cory was fortunate enough to make the trek to Japan. There he was able to attend Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, the largest of its kind in the world. Born and raised in Maine Cory is a true Maine-ah by heart; spending winters in the mountains enjoying the snow and summers on the coast. These experiences outdoors is something Cory cherishes and strives to bring creatively into the kitchen.


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.

The menu will be available close to the date of the event as Chef takes his inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions.

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) Sunset Wine Sail: Pinot Noir
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

(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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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Sparkling Wines
Aug
31
2:45 PM14:45

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

  • Starting Location TBA, Portland, ME (map)
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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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(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Loire Valley
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Loire Valley

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, in beautiful Portland, Maine, 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 wines from France's renown Loire Valley 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 wines from one of France's most adored wine regions, the Loire Valley.

  • Find out what makes the Loire and its sub-regions unique in their styles of wine.

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and 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) Sunset Wine Sail: Napa & Sonoma
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Napa & Sonoma

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 the renown region of Napa & Sonoma 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 delicious wines from Napa & Sonoma 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 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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Wine Sail: Delicious Summer Whites
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Sail: Delicious Summer 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) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Italy
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Italy

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us 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 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 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) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) 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 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 as we celebrate Independence Day. 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) Sunset Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset 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?


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(SOLD OUT) Italian Wine + Food Sail with Piccolo
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

(SOLD OUT) Italian Wine + Food Sail with Piccolo

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Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer with Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Luke Aberle, of acclaimed Portland, Maine restaurant Piccolo, for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, The Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore five incredibly delicious wines from Italy ... each paired with delicious food from these two extremely talented Chefs..

You're in for an incredible wine education and food 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. And no doubt you will taste and learn a lot about the incredible food that Chef Damian Sansonetti and Chef de Cuisine Luke Aberle have prepared for you.

  • Taste and learn about delicious Italian wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire

  • Enjoy delicious Italian food from two incredible Chefs

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

  • Discuss the authentic Italian food preparations and styles that you’ll love to know about

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

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

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The menu will be available the date of the event as these Chefs take inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions. 


The menu will be available close to the date of the event as Chef takes his inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions.

Your Chefs

Chef Damian Sansonetti
Pittsburgh native Damian Sansonetti grew up exploring fresh, local ingredients, making pasta with his grandmothers, curing meats with his grandfather, and assisting his father in the family kitchen. A career in food was practically his birthright. Graduating from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Sansonetti worked at Nantucket’s Brant Point Grill and Pittsburgh’s Steelhead Grill, moving to New York to open Heartbeat in the W Hotel. Sansonetti met Daniel Boulud while working at Shallots in Midtown and eventually took a position at Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne.

Training rigorously under Chef Olivier Muller, Sansonetti became chef de banquet at Daniel and then sous chef under Jean Francois Bruel. Promoted to executive chef of Bar Boulud in 2008, Sansonetti was named a 2009 StarChefs.com Rising Star. Now ensconced in the burgeoning food scene of Portland, Maine, Sansonetti’s partnered with his wife, Pastry Chef Ilma Lopez (a 2014 StarChefs.com Rising Star Pastry Chef and nominated in 2018 for a James Beard Award as Outstanding Pastry Chef), to open their Italian fine dining restaurant Piccolo.

With Piccolo, Damian brings the same passion to quality ingredients and time-tested cooking methods that he did for years as the chef de cuisine at Bar Boulud in New York. His love of carefully executed, handmade dishes has been evident throughout his career, as he proudly continues the Calabrian and Abbruzzian traditions of his family's kitchen.


Chef Luke Aberle
Is a native of Portland, Maine. He began his culinary career at the Falmouth Country Club, where he washed dishes for a summer before working as a cook throughout high school. After high school, Luke attended the University of Maine for engineering before switching gears and enrolling in culinary school at Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island.  

After culinary school, Luke returned to Maine and began working at Grace when they opened in July 2009. There, he started off as a line cook before advancing to Sous Chef seven months later. He worked at Grace for over three years, and it was there that Luke first met Chef Ilma Lopez. Luke hired Ilma as their Pastry Chef and they soon became close friends.

After leaving Grace, he worked on a project in the West End called Carmen at the Danforth before opening In’finiti Brewery and Restaurant (now Liquid Riot). During that time, Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez opened Piccolo in September 2013. After 9 months at Infiniti, Luke joined Piccolo part-time in January 2014 and then full-time as Sous Chef in March 2014. When Damian and Ilma took over Caiola’s and began working on opening Chaval in 2016, Luke was promoted to the Chef de Cuisine at Piccolo.

Chef Luke enjoys using the engineering side of his brain to solve problems and bring his culinary ideas to fruition. After five years at Piccolo, he has grown to love the Southern Italian food that he cooks and has fully embraced Italian ingredients and the simplicity of the cuisine. He also loves utilizing all the fresh produce, local farms, and working waterfronts of Maine to influence the coastal, seafood-driven Southern Italian dishes found at Piccolo. In 2019, Chef Luke earned his first 4 1/2 star review for Piccolo in the March 10 edition of the Portland Press Herald. 

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) Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Spain

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 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) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Aug
17
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: South America
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: South America

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us 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 South America 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 South America 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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