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About Wine Wise Events
Wine and food pairing education at its best! You'll be joining with Sommelier Erica Archer for our highly-rated Wine & Food Walks and Wine Sails in Portland, Maine. Wine & Food Walks A guided wine tasting and walking tour of Portland, Maine's vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some delicious examples of wines from around the world paired with delicious foods at four great establishments. Wine Sails Board the immaculate Frances, a 74' Windjammer built by her Captain and crew on the Portland Waterfront, with glasses of fine-wine in hand. Sailing ... sipping ... and swooning over the beauty well crafted wines and Maine lighthouses, waterways, islands and sunsets ... all while indulging in a wine class. Book early. These highly-rated events sell out quickly.
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our wine event where we had the opportunity to visit and sample several different restaurants foods that were paired with a variety of different wines. A great way to spend an afternoon!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank W6088CNpeterp
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Go on the wine sail! It was beautiful sailing in the bay while sampling wines and being instructed by a sommelier. We sampled 5 wines from the Piedmont region of Italy while the captain and crew of the Frances saw to a fantastic sailing experience....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GSEdwards45
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely sign up for this wine tasting tour if you head to Portland. We spent our Friday evening with Erica and it was a wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable, the staff was great and friendly, wine was delicious. Cheese plate was so good, she...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cloverny
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went on a wine and oyster cruise. The oysters were shucked on the boat and amazing. Plenty of oysters!!! There was also cheese, fruit and crackers and plenty of those as well. There was enough wine but hey there could always...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Our White Wine and Oyster Sail was the most memorable part of our trip to Portland, Maine. Erica was communicative via e-mail to ensure guests were prepared with details of where and when to meet. Parking is tricky near the harbor so walking is recommended....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dwyerkyl
Reviewed 19 August 2018

First, the picture in the add is deceiving. You board a beautiful sailboat that only has seating for about a third of the quests. Instead of the food pictured, you stand in line to get some cheese, fruit and crackers. The sail does not pair...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank michaelle0510
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you have not experienced a Wine Wise cruise, you are missing out on an event of a lifetime! A group of 10 friends and family connected for a glorious evening aboard the sailboat Frances, sipping wines from various regions of Spain and reveling in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MITMom2016
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

In a nutshell, Loved it!! Weather was perfect. Erica was so great as was Captain (and ship owner and ship builder) Megan. Two hours sailing in the bay drinking 5 different sparkling wines. Not overcrowded although not everyone can sit down. Food was crackers and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelprincess2
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We had a great time walking and tasting at different establishments. All four restaurants were unique and had their own personality. A couple of the places we will be going back too. The "walking" part of the tour was short. The terrain however, included uneven...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank S P
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We joined a California wine tasting as part of a bachelorette weekend in Portland. We had an amazing time! The wines were each unique and delicious, and the food was even better. It was great being able to walk around the city, experience different restaurants,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 822candicel
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25 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
25 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.
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