SEMINAR: Women in Wine Panel: Pushing the Boundaries @ FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

SEMINAR: Women in Wine Panel: Pushing the Boundaries @ FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB

DETAILS: The wine industry, both in production and distribution, has long been a male-dominated industry. This has slowly been changing over the last few decades. This panel is made up of women who have push the boundaries and found ways to create their own places in the world of wine. As more and more women take up positions of respect and authority in the wine industry it is changing the business of wine and how wine is consumed. Come and hear the background stories and thoughts from these women who have been at the forefront of making this change happen.

Moderator and panelists announced soon.

COST: $10 per person

RESERVE: Tickets

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WEEKLONG OFFERING: Women Winemakers Wine List @ Central Provisions
Jun
17
to Jun 23

WEEKLONG OFFERING: Women Winemakers Wine List @ Central Provisions

DETAILS: As part of Portland Wine Week’s Women Winemakers Track, Central Provisions will feature a wine list dedicated to some of their favorite Women Winemakers from around the world. Mark your calendars and come out for this first ever offering of it’s kind in Portland by enjoying this list by the glass or by the bottle in the downstairs bar or the upstairs restaurant.

COST: Varies
LINKS: central-provisions.com

Reserve: No reservations -- just come!

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LUNCHEON: Women Winemakers Lunch @ Falmouth Country Club
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCHEON: Women Winemakers Lunch @ Falmouth Country Club

DETAILS: This events is part of a series of Opening Day Events at The Falmouth Country Club. Join us for wine, food, camaraderie, and fun. This 4-course wine lunch features the food of FCC Chef Nick Verdisco and his culinary team and wines of some of the women winemakers joining us for this lunch and events throughout Portland Wine Week.

Cost: $50 per person includes food, wine, tax, and gratuity

RESERVE: Purchase tickets

Other Opening Day Events at The Falmouth Country Club include (all tickets purchased separately):

  • 10 AM - 12 PM - Women in Wine Panel: Pushing the Boundaries

  • 12 - 2 PM - Women Winemaker Luncheon

  • 2 - 4 PM - Relax, Commute, Play, or Primp
    Take the Maine Limousine shuttle back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the Falmouth Country Club to relax by the pool, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautiful driving range -- (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), play a game of tennis on the clay tennis courts, on the get a ready for the evening with a makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique with local and national Makeup artists. **More to come on activities during this time.**

  • 4 - 6 PM: Women Winemaker Happy Hour
    On the putting green outside by the pond. Enjoy some incredible wines, mingle winemakers, meet new friends, enjoy the beautiful outdoors on the putting green of one of the top three golf courses in the State.

  • 6:30 - 10 PM: Opening "Women in Wine" 5-Course 10-Wine Dinner
    This dinner features 5 Outstanding Maine Chefs paired up with 10 Sommeliers (see below). Two Somms are paired with each Chef to present their best wine pairing with the dish to each guest. Two wines per dish, five courses. All wines feature women winemakers. One very beautiful long table will be set along the greens of the golf course (under the tent if inclement weather). All Somms will be pouring each others wines for the guests and working closely their partner-Chefs for a great pairing. Guests will vote for the best pairings - per course and overall. The TOP SOMM will go home with a trophy.

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WEEKLONG: Bivalves & Bubbles @ The Shop
Jun
18
to Jun 23

WEEKLONG: Bivalves & Bubbles @ The Shop

DETAILS: The Shop, Island Creek Oysters’ sunny spot on Washington Avenue offers a weeklong Portland Wine Week deal. From Tuesday through Sunday (6/18-6/23) The Shop will feature a different oyster each day with a glass of sparkling wine. Just $15 for a half-dozen (6) oysters and a perfectly paired glass of bubbles.


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CLASS: Wine Pairing with Pasta: Bridge Ingredients and Pasta Making @ Solo Italiano
Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

CLASS: Wine Pairing with Pasta: Bridge Ingredients and Pasta Making @ Solo Italiano

DETAILS: Featuring chef Paolo Laboa and resident wine guy, Jesse Bania, of Solo Italiano, this class will teach the ins and outs of pasta (corzetti in this case) and pairing its preparation with the perfect wine. You'll delve into the history of pasta and some of Paolo’s own pasta-making stories. After some hands-on work, your pasta will then head to the kitchen where Paolo will finish and present them in two distinctly unique manners. While you enjoy the fruits of your labor with your classmates, you'll learn about bridge ingredients within those preparations that might affect a suggested pairing. As homework, a final portion will be yours to take home for experimentation – along with the right wine, of course! 

COST: $75, limited to 16 people

Link: www.soloitalianorestaurant.com

Reserve: Click here to purchase tickets

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Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

WINE DINNER: Let's Rosé @ Sur Lie

DETAILS: Come explore the diverse range of the rosy-hued beauty of the wine world. Start with a 5pm-6pm cocktail hour with a sparkling rosé. Then, dinner begins at 6pm and features a four-course "tapas style" meal with perfect rosé pairings.

The restaurant will be closed for service some come join us in this private, intimate event where we chat with Executive Chef Emil Rivera about his food and wine professionals about the wine pairings!

MENU To be announced

COST: $85, plus tax and gratuity
LINK: www.sur-lie.com

Reserve: Click here to purchase tickets

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WINE DINNER: Women Winemakers with Karen Ulrich @ Chaval
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

WINE DINNER: Women Winemakers with Karen Ulrich @ Chaval

DETAILS:  Karen Ulrich will showcase five of her favorite women winemakers in this incredible 5-course wine dinner. Acclaimed Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez will take inspiration from each wine’s regions and terroir to create five perfectly paired dishes. This exclusive Portland Wine Week event offers a very intimate evening exploring women winemakers. Expertly paired with 5 courses, this experience will take you right into the heart of wine and food pairing.


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

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

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and tedwardwines.com

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WINE EXCURSION: Land and Sea Adventure with Tapas + Wine @ Wine Wise
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

WINE EXCURSION: Land and Sea Adventure with Tapas + Wine @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Executive Chef Gil Plaster on an unforgettable land and sea adventure of delicious proportions. Includes 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), and even more wine and tapas on the patio at the Inn at Diamond Cove, and at the hotel's Diamond's Edge restaurant.

Along the way you'll hear about the history of Fort McKinley and Diamond Cove. Finally, enjoy dessert on the return voyage to the mainland. Brought to you by Bluefin, The Portland Harbor Hotel, Inn at Diamond Cove, Diamond's Edge, and Wine Wise.

COST: $125 per person (all inclusive)
LINKS: bluefinportland.com, portlandharborhotel.com, innatdiamondcove.com, winewiseevents.com, and portlandharborfleet.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets

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WINE DINNER: Devenish Does Dinner @ LB Kitchen
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

WINE DINNER: Devenish Does Dinner @ LB Kitchen

DETAILS: Join LB Kitchen for a unique dinner focused on pairing food with wine. Devenish Wines will be featuring a diverse wine by-the-glass list accompanied by suggested food pairings curated by Devenish staffers and sometimes chefs William Gibney and Christopher Hughes. Food will range from small plates to large format, family style, dishes. Let us serve you a full-bodied menu with upfront notes of good times and friends.

No reservations necessary.

Price: Varies

For questions/inquiries please call 207-775-2695, email cgaffneykessell@gmail.com, or visit https://www.lbkitchenportlandme.com/events.

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WINE SAIL: Delicious Sparkling Wines @ Wine Wise
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

WINE SAIL: Delicious Sparkling Wines @ Wine Wise

DETAILS: Join presenting sponsor Wine Wise for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances as you explore some delicious sparkling wines from around the world with Sommelier Erica Archer. 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 high-quality sparking wines
* Discover what makes each sparkling wine and wine region unique
* Discuss major styles and influences of the different regions on the wines they produce
* Learn what to expect from certain terms on a sparkling 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 per person
LINK: winewiseevents.com

RESERVE: Click here to purchase tickets.

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WINE HAPPY HOUR: Vino e Aperitivo Tradizionale @ Solo Italiano
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

WINE HAPPY HOUR: Vino e Aperitivo Tradizionale @ Solo Italiano

DETAILS: Historically a northern Italian concept from Genoa to Milan and Venice, Aperitivo Hour is flush with appetizing beverage and small bites. The goal is to be in the company of friends, food, and beverage—the true trifecta of a rich, social culture.

On Thursday, June 20th, from 4-6pm, Solo Italiano will embrace this tradition and open its doors and patio to Portland Wine Week's visitors and showcase Aperitivo Hour's full, authentic experience. Chef Paolo will curate an array of complimentary small bites to pair with appetizing wines, vermouths, and/or wine-based spirit cocktails the responsibility of the guest. Opportunities to relax and taste your way through a flight of vermouth, while learning a bit about this dynamic of wine culture, will certainly abound.

COST: Varies

LINK: www.soloitalianorestaurant.com

RESERVE: NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY! JUST COME!

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

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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WINE DINNER: Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Dinner @ Chaval
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

WINE DINNER: Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Dinner @ Chaval

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:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and Jorge Ordóñez Selections

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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: Cru Beaujolais Wine Dinner @ Chaval
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

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:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com

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WINE & FOOD WALK: Mediterranean Wines @ Wine Wise
Jun
22
2:45 PM14:45

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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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

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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BRUNCH + WINE SAIL: with Chef Ilma Lopez and Sommelier Erica Archer @ Wine Wise
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

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

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

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

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:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and MicroBio Wines

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Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

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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