Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious 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 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
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 / $85 day of (if available) at winewiseevents.com.