Filtering by: Women in Wine Track

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 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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(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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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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(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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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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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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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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SPECIAL EVENT: Guest Somm Night with Karen Ulrich from T.Edwards featuring Forlorn Hope Wines @ Central Provisions
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Guest Somm Night with Karen Ulrich from T.Edwards featuring Forlorn Hope Wines @ Central Provisions

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DETAILS: Karen Ulrich joins Central Provisions for a special night of slinging that good juice from our friends at Forlorn Hope Wines. Danielle Shehab is a Maine native and also Assistant Winemaker at Forlorn Hope Wines and we couldn’t be prouder! We will be featuring wine flights and glass pours as well as a few special pairings.

COST: Varies
LINKS: central-provisions.com, forlornhopewines.com

Reserve: No reservations -- just come!

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TASTING: Meet and Greet with Winemaker, Importer, and Negociant Mary Taylor @ Browne Trading Company
Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

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 negociant.  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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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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(SOLD OUT) WINE SAIL: Delicious Sparkling Wines @ Wine Wise
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) 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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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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TASTING: Meet and Greet with Winemaker Michele D'Aprix @ Grippy Tannins
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

TASTING: Meet and Greet with Winemaker Michele D'Aprix @ Grippy Tannins

DETILS: Michele D'Aprix went to UC Davis but relocated to Bordeaux and talked/lucked her way into a job with a pair of renowned consultant wine makers.  Today she is a wine making consultant herself in Bordeaux as well as the Rhone Valley.  She'll be pouring and discussing winemaking in Bordeaux as well as how a young American woman ended up telling the Bordelais how to make wine!

Cost: Admission to the tasting is free.

Links: grippytannins.com

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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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DESSERT & WINE: [2nd seating] Dessert, Port, and Madeira Tasting @ Gross Confection Bar
Jun
18
9:00 PM21:00

DESSERT & WINE: [2nd seating] Dessert, Port, and Madeira Tasting @ Gross Confection Bar

DETAILS: Brant Dadaleares’ new dessert-only restaurant Gross Confection Bar is pairing up with Elizabeth George from Broadbent Imports for a 3-course dessert tasting paired with some beautiful Ports from Casa Ferriera and Madeiras from Broadbent. Elizabeth will walk you through the perfect pairings to Brants carefully crafted seasonal desserts at their chef’s table. Seating is limited so book your tickets now! 

Here is an idea of what’s on the menu:

  • Welcoming palate….. Hugo sparkling Rose 

  • Course 1….. something fruity paired with Ferreira White Port 

  • Course 2….. something custardy paired with Broadbent 5yr Madeira 

  • Course 3….. Chocolate love paired with Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port 

A little bit about Gross: What started as a simple kitchen sarcasm grew into the idea to create a dessert focussed restaurant and bar named gross. We felt that people needed and deserved somewhere to go with a focus on the sweeter side of life.


COST: $45 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE: GET TICKETS

LINKS: grossconfections.com

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(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Women Winemakers with Karen Ulrich @ Chaval
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

(SOLD OUT) WINE DINNER: Women Winemakers with Karen Ulrich @ Chaval

DETAILS:  Join Chaval for a wine dinner celebrating women winemakers and owners from the portfolio of T. Edward Wines and associate Karen Ulrich. Karen has selected some of her favorite women in wine from their collection to feature for this dinner.

Our Chefs Damian and Ilma will be creating a five-course menu thoughtfully coupled with each selection. The menu will be seasonally inspired with flavors from each region of the wines origins. Karen from T. Edward Wines will be our guests' guide to each wine pairing, discussing their characteristics and the creative, talented women behind them. Celebrate fine wines, great food and amazing women in the wine world.

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

RESERVE:  GET TICKETS or call 207-772-1110

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and tedwardwines.com

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(SOLD OUT) DESSERT & WINE: [1st seating] Dessert, Port, and Madeira Tasting @ Gross Confection Bar
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

(SOLD OUT) DESSERT & WINE: [1st seating] Dessert, Port, and Madeira Tasting @ Gross Confection Bar

DETAILS: Brant Dadaleares’ new dessert-only restaurant Gross Confection Bar is pairing up with Elizabeth George from Broadbent Imports for a 3-course dessert tasting paired with some beautiful Ports from Casa Ferriera and Madeiras from Broadbent. Elizabeth will walk you through the perfect pairings to Brants carefully crafted seasonal desserts at their chef’s table. Seating is limited so book your tickets now! 

Here is an idea of what’s on the menu:

  • Welcoming palate….. Hugo sparkling Rose 

  • Course 1….. something fruity paired with Ferreira White Port 

  • Course 2….. something custardy paired with Broadbent 5yr Madeira 

  • Course 3….. Chocolate love paired with Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port 

A little bit about Gross: What started as a simple kitchen sarcasm grew into the idea to create a dessert focussed restaurant and bar named gross. We felt that people needed and deserved somewhere to go with a focus on the sweeter side of life.


COST: $45 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE: GET TICKETS

LINKS: grossconfections.com

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WINE DINNER: Stories from the Road: A Night of Tall Tales from the Wine Trail @ Tipo
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

WINE DINNER: Stories from the Road: A Night of Tall Tales from the Wine Trail @ Tipo

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DETAILS: Join us for a Stories from the Road, and night of tall tales from the wine trail with Josefa Concannon of Louis/Dressner and Ned Swain of Devenish Wines. A night of wine, food and tales from the wine world. Josefa and Ned will be selecting 2 wines each and will be regaling our guests with stories from their worldly travels! Remember that one time Ned ran across Mt. Etna (literally) and partied all night with Frank Cornelissen?

Josefa Concannon, jet setting national face of Louis Dressner wines and Ned Swain, local wine and running geek face off in a match off of wine sensibilities.  Josefa and Ned will both be sharing stories from their travels and cumulative 4 decades in the wine business.

We will be offering 4 courses from Chef Chris Gould, paired with 4 wines from Ned and Josefa. Maybe Chef Gould will have a few stories of his own to share!

This is celebration of wine, food, and camaraderie! Not your normal wine dinner.

COST: $60/per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
LINKS: tiporestaurant.com, devenishwine.com, louisdressner.com

Reserve: Call Tipo 207-358-7970 to reserve your seat.

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TASTING: Winemaker Brianne Day @ Maine and Loire
Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

TASTING: Winemaker Brianne Day @ Maine and Loire

DETAILS: Maine and Loire hosts a tasting with winemaker Brianne Day. Brianne's wines will also be poured by the glass at Drifters Wife (named to the Bon Appétit list of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2018) that evening.

Day Wines is a producer of site driven wines made of fruit sourced from organic or biodynamic vineyards in the Willamette and Applegate valleys of Oregon. The wines are made in a hands off manner, utilizing native fermentation, no additions or subtractions and minimal use of sulfur. All of the wines are unfined and most are unfiltered. Some of the wines draw stylistic inspiration from classic regions and some of the wines are the results of creative expression (which makes for a broad and eclectic line up). 

COST: Free admission to tasting at Maine and Loire.

LINKS: daywines.com, maineandloire.com, drifterswife.com

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TASTING: Rebel Rebel Pop-Up @ Austin Street Brewery
Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

TASTING: Rebel Rebel Pop-Up @ Austin Street Brewery

DETAILS: Natural wine bar Rebel Rebel from Somerville, Massachusetts is coming to Portland for their first pop-up! Par take in Portland Wine Week and sample wines picked by Proprietor Lauren Friel featuring female producers in natural wine.

No tickets necessary.

115 Fox Street, East Bayside Portland.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: What, Really, is a "Natural" Wine? @ Oxbow
Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: What, Really, is a "Natural" Wine? @ Oxbow

DETAILS: “Natural Wine” is the hottest, and most hotly debated wine category today. Many contemporary wine professionals have embraced “natural” processes as the driving force behind their portfolios, wine lists and offers. It’s also a thrilling category for open-minded drinkers who are interested in new styles and up-and-coming wine regions, as well as those who care about environmental sustainability and their own personal well-being.⁣⁣

Join natural wine thought-leaders, influencers, and makers Ned Swain, Zev Rovine, Josefa Concannon and ⁣Brian Smith for this insightful and delicious natural wine panel discussion. Each panelist will serve a wine during the talk.⁣⁣
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If you're a wine professional or amateur enthusiast, and you care about wine’s history, present, and future, this is an event not to be missed! You’ll leave this panel discussion captivated by the wines themselves and inspired by a mind-broadening understanding of natural wine.⁣⁣

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Ned Swain — Ned Swain fell in love with wine while studying in Florence, Italy as a teenager. On his return to Maine he lucked into a job at the Blue Hill Wine Shop and worked for David Witter: a man who played a big part in creating the fine wine market in Maine back in the 1970s and 1980s.  Ned moved to Portland in 2002 at the age of 21 to expand Devenish Wines, although he had no experience in sales or distribution. Ned grew up in and with the southern Maine restaurant scene and quickly realized he was happier and more successful when he focused on wines that he was passionate about regardless of whether or not anyone had heard of the places they came from. As the food scene in Maine continued to develop, Ned focused more and more on wines that tasted like the climate, soil, and culture of the specific place they came from.  Eventually many of those wines began to be called “Natural”.  Ned has had the opportunity to watch from the inside as the Natural Wine movement in America coalesced and gained momentum. Most recently, Ned has been running across parts of Italy and visiting small producers along the way, in preparation for writing a food and wine travel book.

THE PANEL: Each panelist will serve a wine during the talk.

Zev Rovine — Zev started his own company bringing in Natural wine and has had a huge impact on the movement in the US.

Josefa Concannon — Josefa has been in the Food and Beverage industry her whole life.  She made the jump to working for Louis Dressner over 15 years ago. Dressner was one of the first companies to focus exclusively on wines made more naturally and to be comfortable having that conversation and explaining the complex technical differences.

Brian Smith — Brian studied wine making in CA and then returned to New England with his wife and bought an old salt water farm in mid coast Maine.  He started Oyster River Winegrowers as a DIY homestead and over the years has persevered through all the Maine winters and initial skepticism of Maine wine to figure out how to make exciting wines fermented with native yeast on the coast of Maine

COST: $35

LOCATION: Oxbow
LINKS: .devenishwine.com, zrswines.com, louisdressner.com, oysterriverwine.com

RESERVE: GET TICKETS!

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WINE LUNCH: Chateau Musar Wine Lunch @ Evo Kitchen
Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

WINE LUNCH: Chateau Musar Wine Lunch @ Evo Kitchen

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DETAILS: Spend your afternoon learning about Chateau Musar and enjoying a delicious lunch prepared Executive Chef Matt Ginn, Food Network’s 2018 Chopped Champion. EVO’s wine guru Kelly Nelson and Elizabeth George from Broadbent Imports (the New England representative of this amazing winery) will walk us through the history and the wines of Chateau Musar. 

Chateau Musar, located in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying oenology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became winemaker. Serge spent 18 years perfecting the formula for Chateau Musar’s Red and was chosen as Decanter Magazine’s first ‘Man of the Year’ in 1984 for his dedication to producing superb quality wines during Lebanon’s Civil War. 

For this special lunch we will be presenting:

  • 2017  Musar Juene Rose

  • 2015 Hochar Pere et Fils

  • and the amazing 2001 Chateau Musar Rouge

Come enjoy a wonderful lunch prepared by the team at Evo and explore the wines from this incredible winery in Lebanon. 

Cost: $85 - per person includes food, wine, tax, and gratuity

RESERVE: Call the restaurant to confirm your space 207-358-7830

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