Wine Excursion: Land and Sea Adventure with Tapas + Wine

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June 17, 2020 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Starting at Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood

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Cost: $125 advance / $135 day of (if available) at

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Educational     Light Appetizers      Tasting (walk around)     Wine    

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

  • 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 15-21, 2020. Brought to you by Bluefin, The Portland Harbor Hotel, Inn at Diamond Cove, Diamond's Edge, and Wine Wise.

About 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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Tickets are $125 in advance / $135 day of (if available) at

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