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

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

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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

Stella Hernandez

Stella Hernandez

Owner/Certified Sommelier
Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, Portland, Maine

Karen Ulrich

KAREN ULRICH

DipWSET, Director of National Sales
T. Edward Wines

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BRIANNE DAY

Owner/Winemaker
Day Wines, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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CAROL SHELTON

Owner/Winemaker
Carol Shelton Wines, Santa Rosa, California

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ELENA BRUGNERA MURARO

Export Manager
Perlage Srl, Veneto, Italy

 


TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PORTLAND AND FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB:

Transportation Sponsor Maine Limousine Service will provide complimentary transportation between Portland and Falmouth Country Club. Take a free ride back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the FCC to relax by the pool, play tennis on the clay courts, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautifil driving range — (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), get a ready for the evening with a makeup touch up by local and national makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique.

This seminar is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019. Visit portlandwineweek.me and check out the growing events schedule for event details.

Portland Wine Week is Presented by Wine Wise.

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Seminar: Rancio Wine with Patrick McDonald + Lauren Clarke from Haus Alpenz @ Chaval
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Seminar: Rancio Wine with Patrick McDonald + Lauren Clarke from Haus Alpenz @ Chaval

DETAILS:  What is Rancio? “Cataluyna is home to one of the oldest forms of winemaking, a tradition of dry, aged, oxidative wines of a type that once would have been found along the Mediterranean coast, from Greece to Iberia. Known in Roussillon as Rancio sec (Vi Ranci, in Catalan), these are dry, unfortified wines made as they have been for more than two millennia: transformed by time, exposure to oxygen and, often, heat. Ideal as an aperitif, with all manner of pork preparations including barbeque, or after-dinner, Rancio sec is completely shelf-stable after opening.”

“Made in minute quantities, Rancio sec was until recently served only on special occasions to a winemaker’s family and friends; its historic importance and endangered status recognized by Slow Food in 1989. Today, there is a quiet revival and recognition of its place in the modern world, as oxidative, umami-driven wines attract renewed interest.”

Join us and learn about different styles of Rancio wines, how to pair them with food, and use them in cocktails.

COST: $10 Wine and Restaurant Industry, $15 General Public

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

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and https://alpenz.com/

Patrick McDonald is the bar manager at Chaval in Portland, Maine. Born in Upstate New York, he earned his B.S. with honors from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. After many years honing his bartending craft in Manhattan, Patrick moved to Maine in 2011. He has developed several bar programs in Portland, including Central Provisions in 2014 and Chaval in 2017. His passion for fortified wines is evident in his bar program at Chaval, which showcases a wide range of styles, from rancio, to vermouth, sherry, madeira and port.  Patrick is a founding member of the United States Bartenders Guild Portland Maine Chapter, where he served three years as President. A certified Bourbon Steward, his award winning cocktails have been featured in both local and National publications. When he’s not walking his West Highland Terrier, Maddy, Patrick enjoys collecting whiskey and spending time with his niece, Olive.

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

(SOLD OUT) 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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CLASS: A Tasting of Tuscany with Friends of Spannocchia and Sono Montenidoli @ Leroux Kitchen
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

CLASS: A Tasting of Tuscany with Friends of Spannocchia and Sono Montenidoli @ Leroux Kitchen

DETAILS: Tuscany is possibly the dreamiest place on Earth, and it also home to a rich tradition of agriculture dating back thousands of years. Montenidoli winery and Friends of Spannocchia are two groups whose shared mission is to preserve those agricultural practices while protecting the land and traditions of Tuscany. 

Join us to learn about these practices, as well as taste the products of their respective efforts. We will taste through a lineup of Montenidoli’s beautiful wines, and have the opportunity to try  Spannocchia’s freshest pressing of olive oil. 

Cully Eisner-Terrill from Leroux kitchen will be leading the demonstration along side Nick Doherty who will be walking you through the carefully selected Montenidoli wines. 

We will be preparing an array of traditional Tuscan antipastil, and we’ll learn how to make stuffed squash blossoms, the perfect crostino, and how to select the tastiest Italian cheeses. Each course of food will be presented with Montenidoli's beautiful wines including her traditional Vernaccia and Toscano Rosso. 

COST: $65

Link: https://www.lerouxkitchen.com/

Reserve: GET TICKETS

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

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

Class: 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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