Must be 21 years of age or older.
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
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.
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?