Join us for a gorgeous scenic wine sail in Maine's most colorful season on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious wines from France's beloved Bordeaux wine region with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced. You're in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. You'll walk away with knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select, serve, and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste.
* Taste and learn about some wonderful Bordeaux wines that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire
* Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce
* Discuss the major grape varieties of Bordeaux
* 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.
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark sense of humor.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Tickets are $75 in advance / $80 day of (if available) at winewiseevents.com or 207.619.4630.
Wine Wise special offers:
*For every friend you bring receive $5 off your next ticket.
*Attend 5 Wine Wise events and your 6th one is free.