(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the East End: Delicious Whites
Jun
1
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk in the East End: Delicious Whites

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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(SOLD OUT) Wine & Food Walk: Delicious Rosés
Jun
8
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Wine & Food Walk: Delicious Rosés

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 rosé 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 rosé 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 examples of rosé wines from around the world

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

  • Discuss major styles of rosé 

  • 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 establishments 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
Jun
14
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?


We love our customers.

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

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


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(SOLD OUT) Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Jun
15
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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Sunset Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

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?


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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Wine Sail: Delicious Rosés
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Sail: Delicious Rosés

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 rosé wines from around 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 rosés that 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 rosé 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) Bourbon + Cocktail Walk
Jun
16
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) Bourbon + Cocktail Walk

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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

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

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon

  • Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles

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

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

  • Learn how to make four different cocktails

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

Your Sommelier
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark down to earth style and sense of humor.

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

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


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Sunset Wine Sail: Pinot Noir
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

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?


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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Portland Wine Week, June 17-23, 2019
Jun
17
to Jun 23

Portland Wine Week, June 17-23, 2019

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. New for 2019 a “Women in Wine” track will have special event programming that highlights dozens of female winemakers, sommeliers, and wine industry leaders.

Visit portlandwineweek.me and check out the initial events schedule for event details. Many new events will be added as they come together over the next few months.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Portland Wine Week Seminar: Women in Wine Panel: Pushing the Boundaries
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Portland Wine Week Seminar: Women in Wine Panel: Pushing the Boundaries

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This seminar is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019. Visit portlandwineweek.me and check out the growing events schedule for event details.

DETAILS: The wine industry, both in production and distribution, has long been a male-dominated industry. This has slowly been changing over the last few decades. This panel is made up of women who have push the boundaries and found ways to create their own places in the world of wine. As more and more women take up positions of respect and authority in the wine industry it is changing the business of wine and how wine is consumed. Come and hear the background stories and thoughts from these women who have been at the forefront of making this change happen.

Moderator and panelists announced soon.

COST: $10 per person

PORTLAND WINE WEEK OPENING DAY EVENTS AT THE FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB INCLUDE:

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PORTLAND AND FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB:

Transportation Sponsor Maine Limousine Service will provide complimentary transportation between Portland and Falmouth Country Club. Take a free ride back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the FCC to relax by the pool, play tennis on the clay courts, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautifil driving range — (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), get a ready for the evening with a makeup touch up by local and national makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Portland Wine Week: Women Winemakers Luncheon
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Portland Wine Week: Women Winemakers Luncheon

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This seminar is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019. Visit portlandwineweek.me and check out the growing events schedule for event details.

DETAILS: Join with 4 women winemakers for a 4-course lunch as they pour for you and discuss the wines they made paired with delicious food from Executive Chef Nick Verdisco.

Cost: $50 per person includes food, wine, tax, and gratuity

This event is sponsored by: Haven’s Candies

PORTLAND WINE WEEK OPENING DAY EVENTS AT THE FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB INCLUDE:

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PORTLAND AND FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB:

Transportation Sponsor Maine Limousine Service will provide complimentary transportation between Portland and Falmouth Country Club. Take a free ride back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the FCC to relax by the pool, play tennis on the clay courts, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautifil driving range — (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), get a ready for the evening with a makeup touch up by local and national makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Portland Wine Week: Grand Opening Happy Hour Featuring Women Winemakers
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

Portland Wine Week: Grand Opening Happy Hour Featuring Women Winemakers

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This seminar is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019. Visit portlandwineweek.me and check out the growing events schedule for event details.

DETAILS: DETAILS: On the Falmouth Country Club’s beautiful putting green overlooking the the pond. Enjoy great wines, hors d'oeuvres, camaraderie, and fun. Mingle with many of the speakers here for the day as well as winemakers, Sommeliers, and Chefs. Wines from women winemakers will be available for tasting, and for purchase by the glass, and order from local wine shop.

Cost: $15 per person

PORTLAND WINE WEEK OPENING DAY EVENTS AT THE FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB INCLUDE:

  • 10–12 pm Women in Wine Panel Discussion Only: $10

  • 12–2 pm Women Winemaker Luncheon:  $50

  • 4–6 pm Women Winemaker Happy Hour: $15

  • 6:30–10:30 pm Women in Wine Dinner: $125

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PORTLAND AND FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB:

Transportation Sponsor Maine Limousine Service will provide complimentary transportation between Portland and Falmouth Country Club. Take a free ride back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the FCC to relax by the pool, play tennis on the clay courts, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautifil driving range — (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), get a ready for the evening with a makeup touch up by local and national makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Portland Wine Week: Grand Opening Women in Wine Dinner: Who Paired it Better?
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Portland Wine Week: Grand Opening Women in Wine Dinner: Who Paired it Better?

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This seminar is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019. Visit portlandwineweek.me and check out the growing events schedule for event details.

DETAILS: Join us for Portland Wine Week's Grand Opening Women in Wine Dinner: Who Paired it Better? This dinner featured 5 outstanding Maine Chefs and 10 Greater Portland Sommeliers who all happen to be women. 5 courses and 10 wines. Two Somms are paired with each Chef to present their best wine pairing with the dish to each guest. Two wines per dish. The only criteria is that all wines chosen/poured will be made by women winemakers. Dinner will be for up to 150 people on one long table out on the golf course (inside if inclement weather).

Who paired it better? You’ll thoroughly enjoy figuring that out and voting for your favorites … one beautiful wine and food pairing after another. Join for this incredible show of wine and food talent for one epic dinner outside on the Falmouth Country Club’s lush green golf course (inside if inclement weather).

COST: $125 per person - Includes food, wine, tax and gratuity.

Featured Chefs:

  • Paige Gould - Central Provisions & Tipo

  • Ilma Lopez - Piccolo and Chaval

  • Cara Stadler - Tao Yuan, Lio, Bao Bao

  • Melissa Kelly - Primo

  • One more announced soon

Featured Sommeliers:

  • Courtney O'Neil - Central Provisions and Tipo

  • Tess Boepple - Solo Italiano

  • Stella Hernandez - Lolita

  • Morgan Lacroix - Lio

  • Brittney Saliwanchick - Magnus on Water

  • Kelly Nelson - Evo

  • Janet Webber - East Ender

  • Jenn Lakari (Flock) - Bow Street

  • Erica Archer - Wine Wise, Falmouth Country Club, and Portland Wine Week

  • One more announced soon

PORTLAND WINE WEEK OPENING DAY EVENTS AT THE FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB INCLUDE:

  • 10–12 pm Women in Wine Panel Discussion Only: $10

  • 12–2 pm Women Winemaker Luncheon:  $50

  • 4–6 pm Women Winemaker Happy Hour: $15

  • 6:30–10:30 pm Women in Wine Dinner: $125

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PORTLAND AND FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB:

Transportation Sponsor Maine Limousine Service will provide complimentary transportation between Portland and Falmouth Country Club. Take a free ride back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the FCC to relax by the pool, play tennis on the clay courts, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautifil driving range — (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), get a ready for the evening with a makeup touch up by local and national makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Wine Excursion: Land and Sea Adventure with Tapas + Wine
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Excursion: Land and Sea Adventure with Tapas + Wine

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Chef Gil Plaster on an unforgettable land and sea adventure of delicious proportions.

Includes the following:

  • A select wine and grilled seafood tapas pairing from Bluefin restaurant in the Portland Harbor Hotel's lovely garden,

  • a sea voyage to Great Diamond Island on a UB85 charter boat (with more wine and an appetizer, of course),

  • even more wine and surf and turf tapas on the patio at the Inn at Diamond Cove as well as in the hotel's Diamond's Edge restaurant, and

  • finally, dessert on the return voyage to the mainland.

  • Along the way you'll hear about the history of Fort McKinley and Diamond Cove.

This event is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019. Brought to you by Bluefin, The Portland Harbor Hotel, Inn at Diamond Cove, Diamond's Edge, and Wine Wise.

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Sommelier Erica Archer:
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.

About Chef Gil Plaster: 
Executive Chef Gil Plaster is a Mainer himself and has a passion for creating new and unexpected meals with fresh, locally-caught seafood and seasonal ingredients when they are at their peak. His dishes will impress locals and visitors alike.

Where do we meet?
We’ll meet on the patio at Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood restaurant located inside the Portland Harbor Hotel. 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. Tickets are refundable, less a $10 per ticket credit card transaction fee, up until midnight on 6/1/2019. Cancellations after that date are non refundable. Thank you for your understanding. 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 for no shows. Makes sense, right?


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(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Sparkling Wines
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset 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, during Portland Wine Week, 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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Wine Sail: Spain
Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

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 classic and 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: Delicious Summer Whites
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset 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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Wine Sail: Delicious Rosés
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Sail: Delicious Rosés

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 rosé wines from around 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 rosés that 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 rosé 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: Delicious France
Jun
21
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Delicious France

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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(SOLD OUT) Chef Series | Italian Wine + Food Sail with Chef Paolo Laboa of Solo Italiano
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Chef Series | Italian Wine + Food Sail with Chef Paolo Laboa of Solo Italiano

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Must be 21 years of age or older.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Chef Paolo Laboa of Solo Italiano during Portland Wine Week You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer of Wine Wise and 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 sail and sip five incredibly delicious Italian wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire ... each paired with tastes of Italy prepared for you by Executive Chef Paolo Laboa, a native of Genoa, Italy. 

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 learn a lot about Italian food and local Maine produce from Paolo.

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  • Taste and learn about Italian wines 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 delicious and fresh prepared food from Chef Paolo Laboa 

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
Paolo Laboa’s journey started in his mother's kitchen, where he learned the secrets of real Genovese cooking, the pinnacle of Northern Italian cuisine. Every ingredient chef Paolo touches is fresh from the farm and sea to his kitchen to your table. Some of his favorite farms are Stonecipher Farm, Dandelion Springs Farm, Valley Farm, Olivia’s Garden for greens, vegetables, basil and herbs, and Northspore for foraged mushrooms. Fresh fish is brought in each day through Upstream, Harbor Fish Market or Browne Trading Co. Also sourcing other proteins like wild rabbit from Sumner Valley Farm and lamb and pork from Two Cove Farm, while dairy comes from a variety these local farmers. “Cooking is what I love and I want each ingredient to sing. Simplicity is my goal. If there are five ingredients, I want you to taste all five of them.” Breads and pastas are all made in-house from scratch using traditional Genovese recipes. “It is very important–the food that you eat,” says Laboa.

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: Loire Valley
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

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) Wine + Food Walk: Mediterranean Wines
Jun
22
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) 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.

  • 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

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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: Emerging Wines
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Wine Sail: Emerging Wines

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.

  • 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. 

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Your Sommelier
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark sense of humor.

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

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


We love our customers.

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

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


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(SOLD OUT) Chef Series | Brunch Wine Sail with Chef Ilma Lopez of Chaval + Piccolo
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

(SOLD OUT) Chef Series | Brunch Wine Sail with Chef Ilma Lopez of Chaval + Piccolo

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Chef Ilma Lopez during Portland Wine Week 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 brunch courses from acclaimed pastry Chef Ilma Lopez of Chaval & Piccolo restaurants 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 Lopez 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 and fresh sweet brunch items from Chef Ilma Lopez

  • 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 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.

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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Wine Sail: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

Wine Sail: The Many Styles of 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) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters
Jun
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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Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

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 classic and 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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Wine + Food Walk in the West End: Delicious Whites
Jun
29
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk in the West 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 West 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Piedmont, Italy
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset 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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Wine Sail: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Summer Whites
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset 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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July 4 Sunset Wine Sail: California, Oregon, Washington State
Jul
4
6:00 PM18:00

July 4 Sunset Wine Sail: California, Oregon, Washington State

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a gorgeous scenic 4th of July 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 .. 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 delicious wines from America’s West Coast 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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Sunset Wine Sail: South America
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: White Burgundy & Oysters
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Wine Sail: White Burgundy & Oysters

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Join us for our 6th Annual first Saturday in July, White Burgundies and fresh shucked Oysters Sail. You'll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on the gorgeous 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, that was built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront. for a guided wine tasting and discussion on,what many consider one of the greatest white wines regions of the world, Burgundy, France. And we'll pair each wine with a selection of fresh Maine oysters shucked right on board as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine coastline, lighthouses and islands .... all while indulging in a wine class. 

  • Taste and learn about exciting white wines from Burgundy, France 

  • Taste your way through various white Burgundy sub-regions and the unique and highly-sought-after styles of wines that they produce

  • Discuss major wine styles, grape varieties, regions, trends and more

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

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

  • Enjoy incredible fresh Maine oysters being shucked for you right on board the Frances

  • An array of cheeses, fresh fruit, and crackers will also be available

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 Sparkling Wines
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

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, during Portland Wine Week, 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Italy
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Loire Valley
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

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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Wine & Food Walk: Napa & Sonoma
Jul
13
2:45 PM14:45

Wine & Food Walk: Napa & Sonoma

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Sommelier
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark down to earth style and sense of humor.

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

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


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Sunset Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

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?


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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Wine & Food Sail with Chaval
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Wine & Food Sail with Chaval

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Must be 21 years of age or older.Join Sommelier Erica Archer with Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Kirby Scholl 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 from South Africa ... 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 Sous Chef Kirby Scholl have prepared for you.

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

  • Enjoy delicious and fresh sweet brunch items from Chef Ilma Lopez

  • 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

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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, 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.

Chef Kirby Sholl grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and first moved to Maine to attend Colby College. During the summers, he worked at Islesford Dock Restaurant, where he would eventually serve as the Head Chef for 10 years. It was here that his love for Maine's local produce and fresh seasonal ingredients first began. His culinary career has taken him to California, where worked at Globe and Zuppa, and New York City, where he worked at Public. 

Working seasonally in Islesford allowed Kirby to travel throughout the rest of the year. In 2010, he traveled to South Africa for the first time, where they spent three months backpack and exploring all the food, wine, and culture the country had to offer. The first winter they spent in South Africa, they visited many wineries and he really began learning about the vineyards and history of wine. He had the opportunity to taste through dozens of the country’s best vineyards and recalls sometimes backpacking with at least 20 bottles of wine in his pack!

After three consecutive winters in South Africa, Kirby moved to Portland, Maine, where he began working at Miyake. During this time, he got to know Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez as a regular at Piccolo and these frequent visits led him to working at Piccolo part-time. In 2017, Kirby helped open Chaval with Damian and Ilma and has been there every since.

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Pinot Noir
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

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 classic and 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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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Jul
20
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy

  • 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, 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Piedmont, Italy
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset 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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Wine Sail: Delicious Rosés
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Sail: Delicious Rosés

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 rosé wines from around 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 rosés that 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 rosé 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Summer Whites
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset 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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Wine & Food Walk in The West End: Delicious Rosés
Jul
27
2:45 PM14:45

Wine & Food Walk in The West End: Delicious Rosés

  • 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 delicious examples of rosé 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 rosé 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 examples of rosé wines from around the world

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

  • Discuss major styles of rosé 

  • 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 establishments 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 Italy
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

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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Wine Sail: Spain
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

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 classic and 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Napa & Sonoma
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

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?


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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Sunset Wine Sail: Loire Valley
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

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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Wine + Food Walk in the East End: Delicious Whites
Aug
3
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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Sunset Wine Sail: Greece
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Wine Sail: Greece

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 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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Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Sparkling Wines
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset 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, 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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Sunset Wine Sail: Emerging Wines
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Wine Sail: Emerging Wines

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Must be 21 years of age or older.

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 emerging regions and styles from around 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. it's an incredible outing!

  • Taste and learn about wines from emerging regions and styles from around the world 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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Wine + Food Walk: Chardonnay
Aug
10
2:45 PM14:45

Wine + Food Walk: Chardonnay

  • 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 Chardonnay 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 Chardonnay 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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(SOLD OUT) Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Summer Whites
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) Sunset 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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Wine Sail: Delicious Italy
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Pinot Noir
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: South America
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

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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Wine + Food Walk: Delicious Italy
Aug
17
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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Sunset Wine Sail: Spain
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

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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Italian Wine + Food Sail with Piccolo
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

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 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. 


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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Sunset Wine Sail: The Mediterranean
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

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

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

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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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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Sunset Wine Sail: Napa & Sonoma
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Loire Valley
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

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

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

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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Sunset Wine Sail: Delicious Tuscany
Sep
1
5:30 PM17:30

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

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