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Chef Series | Wine + Food Sail With Tipo: Sicily With Chef Nick Bianco

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    Sun, August 20, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

Maine State Pier
Maine State Pier, located at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street).
Portland, Maine 04101
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Cost: $165 advance / $175 day of (if available)

11:30- 1:30 PM Maine State Pier | Portland, Maine

Must be 21 years of age or older.


If these are not the best thing going on in Portland in the Summer, we don’t know what is. Sommelier Erica Archer has invited some of her favorite chefs in Portland to join her on a select few of our season-long wine sails to pair five delicious courses with five delicious wines.

Today Chef de Cuisine Nick Bianco of Tipo comes on board to showcase his love for Sicilian food, honed when he attended culinary school in Sicily and by his recent return to Sicily with several members of the Tipo team. Tipo’s traditional and non-traditional takes on Italian food are bursting with flavor. He’s also one of the featured Chefs in the Portland Wine Week Grand Opening Dinner and was kind enough to share his recipe for his delicious Fennel and Winter Citrus Salad with us for our wine club members. We can’t wait to eat more of his delicious food with fine wine in hand while sailing in pristine Casco Bay.

You're in for incredible wine, food, and sailing experience as you sail through Maine’s pristine Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways. You'll walk away knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how to evaluate, select, and pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste. And no doubt, you will taste and learn a lot about the incredible food from Chef Bianco has prepared for you.

We recommend getting your tickets soon if you’d like to join us. These events sell out quickly!

Menu TBA

Due to the nature of this event, we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions.

The menu will be available close to the date of the event as Chef takes his inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event, we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions.

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. She 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.


We depart from the Maine State Pier, located 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 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 $20.00 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?


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