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.