Gin & Cocktail Walk in Portland, ME

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April 5, 2020 (Sun)
2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting restaurant TBA

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Cost: $75 in advance / $85 day of event (if available)

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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 gin and gin-based cocktails. At four different locations, we'll sample a gin, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of gin. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that gin and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

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

  • Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles gin

  • Discuss major influences on gin styles

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a gin 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.

Must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $75 advance / $80 day of (if available) at

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