Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: Delicious Wines + Fresh Maine Oysters @ Wine Wise

DETAILS:  Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a gorgeous sunset wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances. As you gaze at lighthouses, islands and the sun setting over the Portland skyline, you will:

  • Explore some delicious white, sparkling, and rosé wines from around the world that you'll love to have in your repertoire. And we'll pair them with fresh Maine oysters shucked right on board

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • 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 Maine oysters, cheeses, fruit, and nuts

COST: $105
LINK: www.winewiseevents.com 

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Natural Winemaker Dinner featuring Ismael Gozalo of Spain's MicroBio @ Chaval
Jun
23
5:50 PM17:50

(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Natural Winemaker Dinner featuring Ismael Gozalo of Spain's MicroBio @ Chaval

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DETAILS: A 5-course Spanish inspired menu paired with wines from MicroBio winery in Castella y Leon, Spain. Winemaker Ismael Gozalo will be on hand to discuss and showcase his wines during the dinner along with his wine importer Alvaro De la Vina.

These wines are truly unique and have a dual personality to them and unlike other natural wines tasted before. The Chaval team is super excited to welcome them into their restaurant and cook to pair with these wines.

Yes, 5:50 is the correct start time :-).


COST: $69 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE: GET TICKETS or call 207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and MicroBio Wines

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Special Event: Exploring Italian White Wine @ Solo Italiano
Jun
23
5:30 PM17:30

Special Event: Exploring Italian White Wine @ Solo Italiano

DETAILS: Details: Join us as we welcome the ever-so-charming Fred Mullins of VIAS Imports. Jesse, our resident wine guy, will accompany him–and you–in discussing and simplifying the labyrinth of Italian white wines. Many are aromatic, most have acidity, some have a touch more fruit than others, yet they all have a role! And how the heck does one begin to read an Italian list for ‘vini bianchi’? We will help you decipher both their place and utility by understanding climate, terroir and regional cuisine. The nightly menu will be yours from which to curate a dining experience based on suggested pairings, and Rosemont will offer the option to pre-order these exclusively selected wines following your dinner. Because you will select your own menu and quantity of courses, timeframe will vary by guest, but plan to spend to be with us until at least 7pm.

Cost: $30 per person includes flight of 5 Premier Italian White Wines. Not including food, tax, gratuity.

Limit: 30ppl

Reserve: Click here to purchase tickets

Link: www.soloitalianorestaurant.com

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(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir @ Wine Wise
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir @ Wine Wise

DETAILS:  Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious examples of Pinot Noir wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 

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 .. all while indulging in a wine class. You'll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste. it's an incredible outing!

  • Taste and learn about delicious examples of Pinot Noir 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 and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention 

  • 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.

COST: $85
LINK: www.winewiseevents.com 

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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SPECIAL EVENT: Pet-Nat and Caviar @ Central Provisions
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Pet-Nat and Caviar @ Central Provisions

DETAILS: A celebration of Pétillant Naturel (Pet Nat) for short featuring wines from Vacationland Distributors and Caviar from Browne Trading Company. Pétillant Naturel translates to "naturally sparkling" and is a sparkling wine made from ancient methods. They’re unfiltered, cloudy, funky and fun wines making a come-back in a very big way! The only thing more fun than drinking these natural sparkling wines on a Sunday afternoon is pairing them with caviar!

COST: Varies

RESERVE: This is a non-ticketed event. All are welcome. No reservations.

LINKS: central-provisions.com, vacationlanddistributors.com, brownetrading.com

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SPECIAL EVENT: Burgers and Bubbles: Featuring Savio Soares Selections @ Drifters Wife
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Burgers and Bubbles: Featuring Savio Soares Selections @ Drifters Wife

DETAILS: Drifters Wife will be serving up their delicious burger and pairing it with sparkling wines from Savio Soares Selections. Savio Soares will be there for a meet and greet.

About Savio Soares Selections: "Expressive Wines from Small Growers"
WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE EXTRAORDINARY CRAFT OF THE PEOPLE BEHIND THEIR WINES, SINGULAR WINES WITH TRUE IDENTITY AND EXPRESSING THE UNIQUE LOCATIONS OF THEIR ORIGIN. BEHIND EACH OF THESE ESTATES ARE WINEGROWERS WHO DEVOTE THEMSELVES HONESTLY TO THEIR SOILS AND THEIR VINES. THEIR WINES EXPRESS THEIR WAY OF LIFE, THE LEGACY OF THEIR LAND AND THEIR BOND WITH NATURE. 

Cost: This is a non-ticketed event. All are welcome. No reservations.

Links: drifterswife.com, saviosoaresselections.com

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SPECIAL EVENT: Remington's, Royals, and Rosé @ Inkwell at the Press Hotel
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Remington's, Royals, and Rosé @ Inkwell at the Press Hotel

DETAILS: To celebrate National Typewriter day, we have enhanced our annual Great Portland Type Out. This is an annual speed typing event curated by the Press Hotel. In addition to typewriting events, we will offer complimentary food, and rosé specials. Rosé specials will include glass pours of all in house roses at a promotional price.

COST:
Flight of Roses at $12
- Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Rose Uco, AR
- Domaine Fonsante Corbieres, FR
- J Mourat Loire, FR

Glass Specials
- Chateau Mirval Provence, FR $12
- Domaine de Marquiliani Corsica, FR $10
- Muga Rioja, SP $10

This is a non-ticketed event open to the public and hotel guests.

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(SOLD OUT) BRUNCH: Champagne Drag Brunch @ Old Port Sea Grill
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

(SOLD OUT) BRUNCH: Champagne Drag Brunch @ Old Port Sea Grill

DETAILS: Portland Wine Week bumps up with Pride festivities and The Old Port Sea Grill knows just how to celebrate both.  Get ready for an afternoon of live entertainment, hilarity, and perhaps a bit of debauchery with Cherry Lemonade. Chef Alex Cove’s delectable brunch buffet includes a sparkling wine toast. A special wine list for the day includes a selection on fine Champagne and sparkling wines.

Cherry Lemonade is a seasoned veteran in the world of drag, but her stage experience isn't limited to just lashes and heels. A trained musical theater triple threat, Cherry brings acting, singing, dancing, comedy, style, and even the kitchen sink into the spotlight with grace. She's brilliant, she's funny, she's drop-dead gorgeous, and she's humble. Her stint as a semi-finalist on American Idol's 14th season has given her the opportunity to travel the country, performing on some of the nation's best stages, as well as the chance to walk the runway in New York Fashion Week 2017. She's a cast regular in 3S Artspace's Bunny and the Fox starring Bunny Wonderland and RPDR's Joslyn Fox, as well as a resident cast member and co-host for Drag Diva Brunch at Lava in Auburn, ME, starring RPDR's Mimi Imfurst. Follow her on Instagram: @ch3rryl3monad3

Cost: $30 (includes brunch buffet and sparkling wine toast (not including tax and gratuity).

RESERVE: This event is sold out. To be on the waitlist for tickets call 207-879-6100.

Link: oldportseagrill.com

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(SOLD OUT) CLASS: Barre, Bubbles + Bites (60 minute class) @ Solo Italiano
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

(SOLD OUT) CLASS: Barre, Bubbles + Bites (60 minute class) @ Solo Italiano

DETAILS: Effervescence and community at Barre & Bubbles. Move, strengthen, and center yourself in this hour-long Barre class with instructor Ellie Lovin followed by bubbles and bites at Solo Italiano.

Inspired by classical ballet, Pilates, yoga and functional movement, Barre enhances your mind-body connection, refines your movement quality and builds strength, balance and grace from the inside out. Open to all movers--no dance or barre class experience necessary. BYO yoga mat and a pair of regular (not grippy) socks. (60min class)

Let your endorphins flow before the bubbles are poured! Bring a friend or make 29 new ones at a joyful total body barre class around Solo Italiano's open, light-filled bar between iconic views of Commercial Street and Portland's working waterfront. Following your class, Crush and Easterly distributors will pour a rewarding flight of sparkling wines—Ortrugo Vivace, Prosecco Superiore, Franciacorte, and Nebbiolo Brut. Chef Paolo and Mercedes will match each pour with an appropriate noontime nibble to further the ride your endorphins will be on!

Elly Lovin has been wearing leg warmers and dancing around the house since 1986. She began her studies in classical ballet at age five and went on to earn a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa with a focus in ballet, modern dance and performance. She has a 200-hour Vinyasa RYT certification through Frog Lotus Yoga (2008) and has taught yoga, ballet-barre fitness and creative dance to children and adults in Iowa, Taiwan, Chicago, New York City and Portland, Maine. Elly teaches locally at The Rooted Collective, Portland School of Ballet, Casco Bay Movers and Waynflete Schools. She is a Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist, teaching creative dance residencies in public schools throughout Maine. Elly believes in movement as celebration, not punishment, and that any form of movement practice should serve to deepen the movers’ relationship to themselves and the world around them in a meaningful way. 

COST: $45

LINKS:  soloitalianorestaurant.com

RESERVE: Click here for to purchase tickets

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(SOLD OUT) BRUNCH WINE SAIL: With Chef Ilma Lopez and Sommelier Erica Archer @ Wine Wise
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

(SOLD OUT) BRUNCH WINE SAIL: With Chef Ilma Lopez and Sommelier Erica Archer @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join presenting sponsor Wine Wise and Chef Ilma Lopez for a gorgeous scenic brunch wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, The Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore five incredibly delicious wines ... each paired with delicious brunch courses from acclaimed pastry Chef Ilma Lopez of Chaval & Piccolo restaurants in Portland, Maine.

You're in for an incredible wine education and food experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways .. all while indulging in a wine class. You'll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how 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 that Chef Lopez has made for you.

  • Taste and learn about delicious wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire

  • Enjoy delicious and fresh sweet brunch items from Chef Ilma Lopez

  • Find out what makes each wine region unique in their styles of wine they produce

  • Discuss the emerging grape varieties worthy of your attention

  • 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

Your Chef
Chef Ilma Lopez has worked in some of the most demanding and rewarding kitchens in the industry, such as DB Bistro, Corton, Tailor, El Bulli, Café Boulud, and Le Bernardin. When she left New York City to the quieter reaches of Maine, Lopez found a new terrain she couldn’t resist. Arriving with a mastery of colors, flavors, textures, and spices—and a seasoned ability to work under pressure—Lopez makes classic dishes her own, with attention to micro-detail and thoughtful twists. For her work, Lopez earned a 2014 StarChefs Coastal New England Rising Star Pastry Chef Award, Has been a multiple-time James Beard top-Chef finalist, and you may have seen her name in the September issue of Bon Appetit Magazine highlighting her incredible talents when naming Portland, Maine as their pick for Restaurant City of The Year.

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 sense of humor.

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.


COST: $115 per person
LINK: winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Portland Wine Week Run of Indeterminate Length with Ned Swain of Devenish Wines
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Portland Wine Week Run of Indeterminate Length with Ned Swain of Devenish Wines

DETAILS: Starting from the running path down by the East End Beach. We will run over to and around Back cove finishing over by the parking lot by Hannaford’s.  The run will be self timed and as fast or slow as you want it to be. 

From there we will repair to a yet to be determined location in Bayside for a wine tasting and short talk by Ned Swain about his experiences and philosophical reflections on his journey running across Italy and the parallels to natural wine making.

Ned has run many hundreds of miles across country in Italy, putting him self in vulnerable positions in order to meet more people and learn about the places these wines come from. There will be natural wine.  There will be pictures.  There will be food available.  Sign up will be available (not live yet) at www.Crowathletics.com

Price: $20 per person.  All money goes to Look Up, a program to empower kids through running and build community by running with authority figures

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(SOLD OUT) DESSERT & SHERRY: 4 Courses with Nominated "Best Pastry Chef" Ilma Lopez @ Chaval
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

(SOLD OUT) DESSERT & SHERRY: 4 Courses with Nominated "Best Pastry Chef" Ilma Lopez @ Chaval

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DETAILS:  Join renowned pastry Chef Ilma Lopez in her restaurant Chaval for her four course dessert tasting menu each thoughtfully paired with delicious sherries from the famed Gonzalez Byass family of wines. Don’t miss this delicious event.

COST: Only $45 per person + tax & gratuity, includes wines and food.

RESERVE: GET TICKETS or call  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com

Chef Ilma Lopez has worked in some of the most demanding and rewarding kitchens in the industry, such as DB Bistro, Corton, Tailor, El Bulli, Café Boulud, and Le Bernardin. When she left New York City to the quieter reaches of Maine, Lopez found a new terrain she couldn’t resist. Arriving with a mastery of colors, flavors, textures, and spices—and a seasoned ability to work under pressure—Lopez makes classic dishes her own, with attention to micro-detail and thoughtful twists. For her work, Lopez earned a 2014 StarChefs Coastal New England Rising Star Pastry Chef Award, Has been a multiple-time James Beard top-Chef finalist, and you may have seen her name in the September issue of Bon Appetit Magazine highlighting her incredible talents when naming Portland, Maine as their pick for Restaurant City of The Year.

Chris Peterman will pair and discuss the sherries. Chris was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, spending his childhood summers on the coast of Maine. His first experience working in restaurants was at a small, seasonal, coastal Maine restaurant where Chris returned every summer for 10 years. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, Chris moved to the Maine coast full time before moving to New York City in 2008. In Manhattan, Chris enrolled in the education program offered by American Sommelier. He successfully completed both the Viticulture & Vinification and Blind Tasting Courses, before being offered a position on the Faculty. While in New York, Chris held positions as General Manager & Wine Director at Ouest, followed by Wine Director and Head Sommelier at Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s OTTO. Upon moving back to Portland, Maine Chris was involved in the opening of Central Provisions and most recently was the Director of Operations for Cara Stadler's restaurant group which includes Tao Yuan Restaurant in Brunswick, ME and Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland, ME.

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WINE DINNER: Handley Cellars @ Otherside Diner
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

WINE DINNER: Handley Cellars @ Otherside Diner

DETAILS:  Join us for a night of delicious food and wines from Handley Cellars. We will start off the night with a brand new sparkling rosé from the winery and meet Lulu McCllellan the daughter of Milla Handley. Followed by a 4 course dinner paired with the wonderful wines from Anderson Valley California. 


COST: $75 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  Purchase Tickets or email info@othersidediner.com

LINKS: handleycellars.com

Menu

1stCourse

Mezze Plate

Shrimp Mousse with Kataifi and Mastica Butter

Maine Crab Meatballs with Spicy Tomato and Feta

Local Squid Salad with Sweet Pea Hummus

Handley Pinot Gris

 

2ndCourse

Grilled Rabbit Sausage with Tzatziki and Warm Yufka

Handley Estate Chardonnay

 

3rdCourse

Lamb Kebob with Cous-Cous, Sultanas and Eggplant Puree

Handley Pinot Noir

Dessert

Galaktoboureko with Orange and Honey Syrup

Handley Riesling

Pete and Jessica Sueltenfuss 

Pete Sueltenfuss cut his teeth cooking in and around Boston for more than a decade.  Restaurants such as Davio’s, Eat, Eastern Standard and Green Street helped Pete to identify a true passion for whole animal butchery and charcuterie.  Upon moving to Portland with his wife, Jessica, Sueltenfuss cooked at Fore Street and Miyake before eventually taking the helm at Grace.  In 2015 Pete and Jessica opened Other Side Delicatessen, becoming Portland’s source for locally sourced, hand made deli meats, charcuterie and a pretty killer sandwich board.  

Long before moving to Portland, Jessica Sueltenfuss was absorbing as much as possible about wine and service from some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Boston.  Leaving New England Culinary Institute with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management for No.9 Park, Jessica was on the fast track to an exciting career. From there, she took the lead role of Service Manager at Eastern Standard and led an award winning team of servers and bar tenders.  Leaving Boston for the greener pastures of Portland, Jessica worked as a server at Fore Street and led the team at Miyake before moving to focus on her passion for wine and represent Easterly Wines. 

The couples’ latest venture, Other Side Diner will open in April 2019 with friendly service and well-prepared American/Greek diner fare in an every day, neighborhood environment. 

Lulu McClellan will be here from Handley Cellars was founded in 1982 by her mom Milla.

Lulu is the younger of Milla Handley’s two daughters. She and her sister Megan grew up on the Handley Estate, riding the bus to the winery after school every day. When she was a child, the vineyard and gardens were Lulu’s playground. After graduating from Anderson Valley High School, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she studied Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and worked part time at Chez Panisse. She loved being part of the food community but realized her place was in the country, working in the fields, so she traveled to Galicia, Spain, where she apprenticed in the cellar at Do Ferreiro Winery. There, she learned how to make and appreciate the Spanish varietal Albariño.

Upon her return from Spain, Lulu moved to Maine, seeking to learn, first-hand, old-world farming and homesteading skills. Since then she’s been apprenticing on diversified farms, learning to drive horses, work sheep with Border Collies, and survive harsh winters. She’s also been working with The Greenhorns, a grassroots non-profit organization of young farmers working to promote responsible small-scale farming and the communities that form around that lifestyle. Lulu currently lives and farms in Maine, with her boat-building partner Scott, but comes back to California often to check in with winery staff, visit her Mom, and renew her deep bond with the land and community here in Anderson Valley.

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: Sunset Sail with Emerging Wines @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a gorgeous sunset wine sail on board the 74-foot gaff-rigged topsail sloop, The Frances. As you gaze at lighthouses, islands and the sun setting over the Portland skyline, you will:

  • Taste and learn about some emerging European 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 and these up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • 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

COST: $85
LINK: www.winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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TASTING: Not Your Average Wine Tour @ Maine Brew Bus
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

TASTING: Not Your Average Wine Tour @ Maine Brew Bus

DETAILS: Portland, Maine has been known for their unique craft beer scene for some time now. But, what about our wine scene?! Now with over 25 different wineries in the state—most working with products grown specifically in Maine (in spite of the typical harsh weather and shorter growing season)—the abilities to think outside the vine has truly taken root. Portland has become home to a few of the big names and newest contenders in this ever-growing industry. Join us on this unique tour to explore the Portland wine scene in a way that you won’t find anywhere else and with stops that will truly change your perspective on what wine even is!

For our first stop, we will be visiting Cellardoor Winery. In 2007, Bettina Doulton bought Cellardoor Winery of Lincolnville, ME. Once she visited Lincolnville in December 2006, and saw the 68-acre, 200-year-old farm that featured a 1790s post-and-beam barn and old farmhouse, as well as a state-of-the-art winery across the road, it was a done deal. Cellardoor at the Point is a 5,000 square foot tasting room and event space to tell their story to a larger audience and to pour their award-winning wines in a repurposed space that features a large horseshoe public tasting bar, a smaller private bar that can be reserved for groups, and a large event space.

Next up, Eighteen Twenty Wines. Founded in 2017 and located in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, Eighteen Twenty is named for the year that Maine became a state. Their primary focus is wine made from locally grown rhubarb. They partner with local farms to get the rhubarb and make all of their wines, by hand, at their location on Anderson Street. Their wines may be made uniquely but people are often mistaking them for wines you know and love like – french roses, sauvignon blancs, and pinot grigios.

Last but not least, we’ll stop at Honeymaker Mead. Founded in 2007 by Ben Alexander as Maine Mead Works, Honeymaker strives to reintroduce the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages: a wine made from honey called mead. In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, they developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. While traditional mead is often heavy and syrupy, you’ll be pleased to find that the team has developed a light, dry, modern take on the formula. Learn about the secret of their success and taste their extensive list of variations, including some invigorating sparkling Ram Island mead blends.

After the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars to grab some bottles and cans before continuing your exploration of lively downtown Portland.

Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.

COST: $70

Reserve: https://themainebrewbus.com/not-your-average-wine-tour/

 
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(SOLD OUT) CLASS: New Cali Wine Tasting with Sommelier Stella Hernandez @ Lolita
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

(SOLD OUT) CLASS: New Cali Wine Tasting with Sommelier Stella Hernandez @ Lolita

DETAILS: California has a rich wine history dating back to the mid-1800's.  Ridge and Mondavi, Beaulieu and Heitz all flourished in the 1960's and '70's.  Then there was the Judgement of Paris in 1976, a competition in which American wines were blind tasted against their French counterparts in Bordeaux and brought home top honors.  The 1990's brought cult California wines from Napa that started to define the style most of us think of when we think of California -  ripe, full, and oaky - bold, and very American.  

Today, alongside that classic style, California wine is evolving in a lot of different directions and there is so much amazing wine being made from Mendocino to Santa Barbara and beyond. There's a new style emerging - a more tempered one.  One might say the wines are even delicate.  It's no longer just about Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but beautiful Valdigué, Cinsault, Malvasia, and Chenin Blanc.  And different approaches to working with classic varietals like Zinfandel. 

Join certified sommelier Stella Hernandez to taste a bunch of these gorgeous 'new Cali' wines. We'll have some really limited production wines including one from Martha Stoumen in Mendocino that will change your mind about Zinfandel. (And, with only 1540 cases made, super hard to get your hands on!)  Or Birichino's Cinsault from 128 year old ungrafted vines in the iconic Bechtold Vineyard in the Central Coast.  Sparkling Malvasia, check!  We're building a line up of some fun wines to taste and compare. (And, maybe some classics, too.)

COST: $55 (includes wine, food, tax, and service)

RESERVE: Get Tickets! Limited to 12 people.

LINKS: lolita-portland.com

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(SOLD OUT) WINE & FOOD WALK: Mediterranean Wines @ Wine Wise
Jun
22
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) WINE & FOOD WALK: Mediterranean Wines @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join presenting sponsor Wine Wise for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of wines from Mediterranean Europe with delicious foods from four great establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how 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 some delicious wines from The Mediterranean's diverse regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of Mediterranean wines 

  • 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 establishments we visit

COST: $63
LINK: winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets.

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(SOLD OUT) TASTING: Fort Wine @ Fort Gorges
Jun
22
2:15 PM14:15

(SOLD OUT) TASTING: Fort Wine @ Fort Gorges

DETAILS: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Enjoy a summer evening on beautiful Casco Bay. You’ll sip wine at a secret, oceanfront location then take a boat ride to enjoy a tour of Fort Gorges - a historic Civil War era fort. Event details will be sent to ticket holders after purchase is completed.

Itinerary

  • 2:15: Tasting begins

  • 3:30: Boat departs from wharf

  • 5:15: Boat returns to wharf

COST: $75 and includes transportation, wine tasting with ned Swain of Devenish Wines, charcuterie, and a tour of Fort Gorges. This event is rain or shine.


RESERVE: www.FriendsOfFortGorges.org/Fort-Wine (The link will be active on 5/8)

LINK: Friends of Fort Gorges

Questions? email info@friendsoffortgorges.org

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SPECIAL EVENT: World of Bubbles @ Portland Regency Hotel's Garden Café
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

SPECIAL EVENT: World of Bubbles @ Portland Regency Hotel's Garden Café

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DETAILS: Enjoy a flight of four sparkling wines from around the world—each from a different country and each vinified in a different style. These four sparklers will be accompanied by an assortment of Hors d’oeuvres served in the beautiful outdoor Garden Café at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa. An opportunity to experience how fine sparkling wines can pair with an array of different foods. Soak up the sun in the beautiful setting with the world of bubbles.

COST: $45 includes four half glasses of each sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres. Does not include tax and 18% gratuity. Additional pours or glasses of each wine available at an additional fee. 

Reserve: Purchase tickets

LINKS: theregency.com

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WINE SAIL: The Loire Valley @ Wine Wise
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

WINE SAIL: The Loire Valley @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, during Portland Wine Week in beautiful Portland, Maine, for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront. You'll explore some incredibly delicious wines from France's renown Loire Valley that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 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 .. all while indulging in a wine class. You'll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste.

  • Taste and learn about some delicious wines from one of France's most adored wine regions, the Loire Valley.

  • Find out what makes the Loire and its sub-regions unique in their styles of wine.

  • Discuss the major grape varieties and styles worthy of your attention.

  • Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting wine.

  • Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level.

  • Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts.

COST: $85
LINK: www.winewiseevents.com 

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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BRUNCH: Bubbles & Brunch @ Union Restaurant
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

BRUNCH: Bubbles & Brunch @ Union Restaurant

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DETAILS: Join us for an intimate brunch at our Market Table where you will enjoy a 3 course brunch menu exquisitely paired with sparkling wines from around the world.

COST: Three course brunch with wine pairings, $35pp. Tax and gratuity not included.

RESERVE: https://www.sevenrooms.com/events/unionportland

LINK: unionportland.com

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(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Cru Beaujolais Wine Dinner @ Chaval
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Cru Beaujolais Wine Dinner @ Chaval

DETAILS: A 5-6 course menu showcasing different crus in Beaujolais—vintage aged and large format bottles included. This is an awesome opportunity to experience some great unsung properties’ wines in this southern region of Burgundy and the differences within the celebrated crus of Beaujolais. A Classic French menu from acclaimed Chefs Lopes and Sansonetti, us a larder of local and french-regional ingredients available to them.


Chef Ilma Lopez has worked in some of the most demanding and rewarding kitchens in the industry, such as DB Bistro, Corton, Tailor, El Bulli, Café Boulud, and Le Bernardin. When she left New York City to the quieter reaches of Maine, Lopez found a new terrain she couldn’t resist. Arriving with a mastery of colors, flavors, textures, and spices—and a seasoned ability to work under pressure—Lopez makes classic dishes her own, with attention to micro-detail and thoughtful twists. For her work, Lopez earned a 2014 StarChefs Coastal New England Rising Star Pastry Chef Award, Has been a multiple-time James Beard top-Chef finalist, and you may have seen her name in the September issue of Bon Appetit Magazine highlighting her incredible talents when naming Portland, Maine as their pick for Restaurant City of The Year.

Before Chef Damian Sansonetti was the acclaimed chef de cuisine at the uber-French Bar Boulud in New York, co-owner Damian Sansonetti grew up savoring his mother's and grandmother's cooking.  From handmade pasta to grilled fish to learning how to cure meat and make sausages with his grandfather. A career in food was practically his birthright. Graduating from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Sansonetti worked at Nantucket’s Brant Point Grill and Pittsburgh’s Steelhead Grill, moving to New York to open Heartbeat in the W Hotel. Sansonetti met Daniel Boulud while working at Shallots in Midtown and eventually took a position at Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne.


COST: $85 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE: GET TICKETS or call  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com

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Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: Italian Food & Wine Sail w/Chef Paolo Laboa @ Wine Wise

DETAILS:  Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Executive Chef Paolo Laboa for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, The Frances, as you explore five incredibly delicious Italian wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire. Each wine will be paired with tastes of delicious crudos, cured meats, and dessert prepared by chef Laboa of Solo Italiano and a native of Genoa, Italy. 

You're in for an incredible wine education and food experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways.

COST: $115
LINKS: www.soloitalianorestaurant.com and www.winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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WINE DINNER: Spend a night in Rome @ Roma Cafe
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

WINE DINNER: Spend a night in Rome @ Roma Cafe

DETAILS: Enjoy a 5-course dinner with wine pairings (make your reservation anytime between 5-10 pm) at The Roma Café—the oldest American Italian Restaurant in Portland dating back to 1924.  The building that Roma is located in was the home of the family who built the Eastland Hotel (now the Westin), and shares the same architect with the Eastland.  It feels like it was meant for the occasion of a night on the town, and it has hosted many a night for almost 100 years now.

Chef Paul Archambault (a disciple of Big Tree Hospitality (Hugo's, Eventide and Honey Paw)) has designed a menu that will make you feel like you've been magically transported from Portland to Rome.  Experience dining as it was meant to be, with the Roma Cafe, and you'll understand why some people say, "There's nothing more romantic than italian food!"

COST: $75 plus tax and gratuity, includes wine and food.

RESERVE: Call 207-761-1611 

LINK: romaportland.com

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TASTING: Grand Opening + Celebrate Rosé Season @ Grippy Tannins
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

TASTING: Grand Opening + Celebrate Rosé Season @ Grippy Tannins

DETAILS: Grippy Tannins will be celebrating its grand opening at its wine shop and tasting lounge at 16 Middle Street in Portland. A rosé tasting showcasing the diverse roses from around the globe will be held from 4-7pm. 

Costs:

  • Admission to the grand opening and tasting is free. 

  • A selection of wines by the glass will be available for purchase. 

Links: grippytannins.com

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TASTING: Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne and Caviar @ Browne Trading
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

TASTING: Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne and Caviar @ Browne Trading

DETAILS: Join wine aficionado Karen Ulrich and Browne Trading caviar experts for a luxurious tasting of Billecart-Salmon vintage Champagne and fine American caviar. A marvelous tasting on a Portland Wine Week Friday afternoon.

COST: $20 at the door
LINKS: brownetrading.com and champagne-billecart.fr/en

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(SOLD OUT) WINE & FOOD WALK: Delicious France @ Wine Wise
Jun
21
2:45 PM14:45

(SOLD OUT) WINE & FOOD WALK: Delicious France @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of delicious wines from France paired with delicious foods from four great restaurants. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away knowing how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence in knowing how 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 some delicious wines from France's great wine regions

  • Discover what makes each region unique and its impact on the styles of wines produced

  • Discuss major styles of French wines

  • 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

  • We'll send an email to attendees the Wednesday before the event announcing the restaurants we'll be visiting

COST: $63
LINK: winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets.

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WINE SAIL: Delicious Summer Rosés @ Wine Wise
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

WINE SAIL: Delicious Summer Rosés @ Wine Wise

DETAILS:  Join with Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore some delicious rosé wines from around the world that you'll love to have in your repertoire. 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 a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, gain confidence knowing how evaluate, select and pair wines and describe what you smell and taste

  • Taste and learn about some delicious rosés that you'll be thrilled to have in your repertoire

  • Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they product

  • Discuss the major rosé grape varieties and some up and coming contenders worthy of your attention

  • 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

COST: 79
LINK: www.winewiseevents.com 

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Dinner @ Chaval
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Dinner @ Chaval

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DETAILS:  Hosted by Monica Ordonez. This 5-course Spanish Wine Dinner celebrates the selections of Spanish wine legend and importer Jorge Ordóñez. The wines are paired with a regional Spanish inspired menu utilizing local Maine ingredients by acclaimed Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez. This dinner is part of the Women in Wine Track and is an exclusive Portland Wine Week event.

About Monica Ordóñez

Thirty-two years ago Jorge Ordóñez founded the brokerage company, Fine Estates of Spain to fulfill a hole within the US consumer wine market and would go on to be dubbed the “Pioneer of Awakening Spanish Wines”. As Jorge transitions to the next stage in his career, he passes the torch to his two children, Victor and Monica. Monica Ordóñez, once an Olympic hopeful for the U.S. Women’s Crew team, felt the calling of the family business and joins her brother Victor at the helm of Fine Estates of Spain as the new Director of Operations. Monica is a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Viticulture and Enology program. She grew up in the famous vineyards of Muga, Sierra Cantabria and beyond, learning the history of each family’s beginning in Spain. Armed with her degree in enology and her Father’s passion for Spanish wines, Monica and her brother are reigniting the market once again and maintaining a long tradition of quality wines, along with a fresh outlook for up and coming new regions.


COST: $69 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  GET TICKETS or call 207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and Jorge Ordóñez Selections

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: Delicious Summer Whites @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join presenting sponsor Wine Wise on the first day of Summer, for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, Frances. Explore delicious white wines from renowned regions of the world. 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. 

* Taste and learn about some delicious white wines
* Find out what makes each region unique in their styles of wine they produce
* Discuss the major grape varieties and worthy up-and-coming contenders
* Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label
* Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level
* Enjoy a selection of delicious cheeses, fruit, and nuts

COST: $85
LINK: winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets.

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