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Wine Wise Events

Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-619-4630
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Wonderful evening of entertainment and wine education.

The overall experience is fun and entertaining. We did wine tasting of five different varietals of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Daniel G
Augusta, Maine
Excellent wine paired with a nice sail

My wife and I took a sunset wine cruise with Erica as our host. Erica did a nice of explaining each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter P
via mobile
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Wine and food pairing education at it's best! Choose from our highly rated Wine (and food) Walks in Portland, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, Maine where you'll taste delicious wines with paired fresh fare at a series of great restaurants. Or our Wine Sails in Portland's Casco Bay or Camden's Penobscot Bay and enjoy scenic views of Maine lighthouses, waterways and islands while indulging in a wine class on board a beautiful Windjammer. You'll walk away with a better understanding of wine, gain tips for pairing with food, and how to describe what you smell and taste. Plan to have a great experience and learn a lot about wine.
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-619-4630
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The overall experience is fun and entertaining. We did wine tasting of five different varietals of Italian wine on a windjammer in Portland harbor. A little breezy on the harbor in the evening so bring something warm to wear. Erica is witty, wise about wine...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took a sunset wine cruise with Erica as our host. Erica did a nice of explaining each wine, it's origin in Italy and its food pairing. Her explanations were easy to follow for those of us who are wine novices. The...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a relaxing cruise aboard the Frances which is captained by a woman, Megan! The wine cruise was hosted by Erica and she was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and made discovering wine super uncomplicated. Five wines were tasted and she explained each one. There was plenty...More

Thank Catie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous summer afternoon on the Frances! This was our 2nd wine wise sailing. We tasted 5 sparkling wines/champagne and had freshly shucked oysters paired with each. Erica brought her homemade mignonette for the oysters and it was phenomenal! Also on board was incredibly...More

Thank NuclearMamma
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We were given this cruise as a gift and were truly looking forward to it. Erika was knowledgeable and pleasant and poured generous amounts of each wine for our tasting. We learned a lot about these French wines and enjoyed trying each one. The whites...More

2  Thank MaryEllen P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My boyfriend and I attended the Wine & Food Walk this past weekend and had an amazing time. Erica is very friendly and knowledgeable! We are also vegetarians and she was able to accommodate vegetarian choices at all of the stops. I will definitely do...More

Thank Bethany B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Erica walked a group of people around the West End and we all followed anxious to test the next wine. Erica is very knowledgeable about wines of the world. We visited 4 local restaurants, sampled different wines and had a sample of the restaurants food....More

Thank tunklake
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great time on our Wines of Spain walk. Erica is very knowledgeable in all things wine. We did four different and unique stops. Each stop was paired with food and wine. Brought my mom and she is gluten free and Erica was able to accommodate...More

Thank jasonshinn10
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I did the Italian wine walk on a Saturday last month. It helped that the weather was perfect. We started at a designated restaurant and had food and wine at a total of four Italian restaurants. The food was excellent at each...More

Thank twina1968
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our first time in Portland and we knew we wanted to book a fun tour to see the bay and also taste some wine! We took the Sunset Sail and and French Bordeaux wine tasting. From the minute we stepped on the boat Erica had...More

1  Thank Melissa P
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Rod P
26 July 2017|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
It does not seem to be an unreasonable request, but I would call first and ask. I think if you can bring something onboard, plan to bring it off.
Thomas B
9 April 2017|
Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Hi Thomas, Thank you for inquiring about Wine Wise events. We have many different events and tours that vary in price. The best way to check costs for a specific tour is on our website winewiseevents. You can see full... More
Susan U
17 July 2015|
Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Hello Susan, Thank you for your interest in our Wine Sails. At the moment we do not have a Wine sail scheduled for August 20, but we're adding new events all the time. We are not allowed to include a website address in... More