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TASTING: M. Y. O. Spritz Night @ Sagamore Hill Lounge
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

TASTING: M. Y. O. Spritz Night @ Sagamore Hill Lounge

DETAILS: Do you have a favorite spritz? Want to get creative? Come to Sagamore Hill on Tuesday evening for a fun and informative lesson in creating your own spritz! Elena Brugnera of Perlage Winery, Justin DeWalt of Chartrand Imports, Connor Montello from UFF and Ryan Deskins of Sagamore Hill will be on hand to answer questions and provide insights into the evening's creative components. Available mixers to create your spritz will feature a diverse array of ingredients curated by Sagamore Hill, Urban Farm Fermentory, and Perlage Winery  So ... come curious and thirsty!

COST: Free admission. Cocktail price will vary by ingredients.

LINKS: Sagamore Hill Lounge, Chartrand Imports

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

(SOLD OUT) WINE EXCURSION: Land and Sea Adventure with Tapas + Wine @ Wine Wise

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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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TASTING: Old Port Wine and Cigar Merchant Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Jun
19
4:00 PM16:00

TASTING: Old Port Wine and Cigar Merchant Celebrates 10th Anniversary

DETAILS: Old Port Wine and Cigar Merchants will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in its Commercial Street location on June 19, 2019.  A wine tasting celebration with representatives from area distributors will be held from 4:00 to 7:00PM.  The event is open to everyone and will highlight the success of the Commercial Street location as a fixture in the Old Port.

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

LINKS: oldportwineandcigar.com

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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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SPECIAL EVENT: Victorieux Champagne Lobster Rolls with Winemaker Cedric Guyot @ Eventide
Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Victorieux Champagne Lobster Rolls with Winemaker Cedric Guyot @ Eventide

DETAILS: For the first time ever, Cedric Guyot, one of the winemakers of Victorieux Champagne will be in Portland, Maine. Learn more about this fantastic grower-producer Champagne with Maine roots. Enjoy glasses or bottles of Victorieux Brut Tradition, Brut Rosé, and Millésime 2009 Champagnes with Eventide's famous Brown Butter Lobster Rolls and fresh shucked oysters! These Champagnes will be available open to close and Cedric will be on site from 12-3 PM and 5-8 PM.

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

Links: eventideoysterco.com, vchampagne.com

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WINE SAIL: Spain @ Wine Wise
Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

WINE SAIL: Spain @ 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 wines from Spain 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 classic and emerging wines from Spain 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 & TASTING: Tasting, Meet, and Greet with Winemaker, Importer, and Negociant Mary Taylor @ Browne Trading Company
Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

SPECIAL EVENT & TASTING: Tasting, Meet, and Greet with Winemaker, Importer, and Negociant Mary Taylor @ Browne Trading Company

DETAILS: Mary will be at Browne pouring her entire lineup of wines and will be available for questions or just an opportunity to pick her brain on the business of being an importer and a negotiant.  Mary is extremely well traveled and versed in the world of wine and has a fantastic story to tell. 

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

Links: mt.wine, hartandharpwines.com, brownetrading.com

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Blind Tasting: "Fruit de Mer" Organic Wine and Maine Seafood @ The Shop
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Blind Tasting: "Fruit de Mer" Organic Wine and Maine Seafood @ The Shop

DETAILS: Maine is beloved for so many reasons. One of them, for us, is the diversity of life that our Maine waters can provide. From farmed and wild oysters, clams, mussels, to pollack, hake, and crab, to sugar kelp. The list goes on and on.

In this blind tasting of 5 wines (1/2 glass each) and Maine seafood pairings, Caleb and Justin will guide you through the primal, instinctual sensations of salty, bitter, sweet, and savory in this blind tasting and discuss their thoughts behind these great pairings before revealing the wines to the group.

Presented by Justin DeWalt from Chartrand Imports, and Certified Sommelier Caleb Cole. With the partnership of Kit Paschal at The Shop.

Disclaimer: This event is NOT for those allergic or with a particular disdain for seafood or shellfish. 

COST: $45 per person (includes wines, food and tax)

RESERVE: PURCHASE TICKETS

LINKS: The Shop and Chartrand Imports


Caleb, Justin and Kit first met while working at Hugo's restaurant in Portland. They have a great respect for each others paths in the food and wine industry. Caleb and Justin when not bantering about the madness of a particular white Minervois, can be found together fishing, or catching a good concert. 

Justin DeWalt has been based in Portland for 8-years and is the Sales Director for the first solely organic wine importer in the country, Chartrand Imports! After working in restaurant management for many years, living in the Virgin Islands, South Africa, and Chile, Justin appreciates using his experiences from an array of paths to bring his passion for organic viticulture to the streets! You could probably find him diving in Casco Bay and foraging some sugar kelp for this event... Muscadet anyone? 

Caleb Cole is an accomplished Sommelier through the Court of Masters as well as Advanced Certified with Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Caleb found his passion for food and wine in The Rocky Mountains and now, after over 10-years of restaurant work, balances his time in pairing life with Maine and Colorado. Caleb has a undeniable ability to be a detective in the glass and on the plate- being able to pinpoint what you are tasting and why, while communicating and relating to the masses, in a playful and gentle manner. 

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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

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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 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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WINE & FOOD WALK: Delicious France @ Wine Wise
Jun
21
2:45 PM14:45

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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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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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 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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TASTING: Fort Wine @ Fort Gorges
Jun
22
2:15 PM14:15

TASTING: Fort Wine @ Fort Gorges

DETAILS: Take a boat ride to a coastal Maine Island where Fort Gorges resides—enjoy a great wine tasting, charcuterie, and a tour of historic Civil War era fort. The perfect afternoon excursion. Tickets go on sale 5/1.

Departure location (wharf) will be sent to ticket holders. This helps the business on the wharf avoid over-congested traffic. 2:15 is departure time from the wharf. 5:15 is the time you’ll be back on the 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. In the event of inclement weather the tasting will occur under cover.


RESERVE: www.FriendsOfFortGorges.org/Fort-Wine (The link will be active on 5/1)

LINK: Friends of Fort Gorges

Questions? email info@friendsoffortgorges.org

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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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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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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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BRUNCH: Champagne Drag Brunch @ Old Port Sea Grill
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

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: Reservations accepted until Wednesday, June 19 ONLINE or call 207-879-6100.

Link: oldportseagrill.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: 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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WINE SAIL: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir @ Wine Wise
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

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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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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