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My group of girlfriends loved this tour

We were on a Girlfriend's getaway to Portland from Annapolis and one of our travelers was in charge... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Edgewater, Maryland
Awesome wine adventures....

My wife and I have been on 4 wine events with Erica. 2 wine walks in Portland and 2 one week wine... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Willis E
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were on a Girlfriend's getaway to Portland from Annapolis and one of our travelers was in charge of activities. She signed us up for the Oysters and Wine walking tour knowing that none of us are beer lovers (which clearly Portland is known for!)....More

Thank lsnyder
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife and I have been on 4 wine events with Erica. 2 wine walks in Portland and 2 one week wine vacations, one in Napa and Sonoma last year and one in Burgundy France this year. Erica's flawless logistics , never ending smiles and...More

Thank Willis E
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the Champagne & Oyster cruise she had arranged on Oct. 9th. She had five champagnes and five different kinds of oysters. There champagne pours and the amount of oysters where plentiful. If we're ever back in the area I take ANY tour...More

Thank TJ H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Went on the sunset cruise on a gorgeous night and thoroughly enjoyed learning about and tasting some great wines from the Loire Valley of France. Erica is a very experienced sommelier but educates the unexperienced in a fun and noncondensending way. Highly recommend one of...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Attended The Many Styles of Pinot Noir​ sunset sail wine tasting. Great venue against a spectacular background Portland waterfront, lighthouse, and islands during sunset. Erica Archer's pleasant and informative presentation serves well both beginners and wine aficionados. Who would have known that we get to...More

Thank Alper C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Two hour sail focused on wines. (Pinots for ours, but varies.) Hors d'oeuvres served with the wine. The trip is led by Erica, a very personable sommelier who provides educational information about the wines for all those interested. You can also just enjoy the sailing...More

Thank tulsaroadfan
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in search of a fun day activity to do during our annual girls trip to Portland. This wine and walk was exactly what we were looking for. We are avid wine drinkers and love visiting wineries in the New England...More

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 17 July 2017 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

2  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 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
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26 August 2017|
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Response from NuclearMamma | Reviewed this property |
Frances sails from the Maine State Pier, located behind Casco Bay Lines at the intersection of Franklin and Commercial Streets.
Rod P
26 July 2017|
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Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Yes, you certainly can bring you're own food and eating utensils on board.
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