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Address: Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-619-4630
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wine and food pairing education at it's best! Choose from our highly rated...

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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Wine, Cheese, & Sunsets!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Melissa P
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Derry, New Hampshire
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 stop. The wine pairings were great. Erica was very knowledgeable of the wines, though a... More 

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New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a laughing and we knew it was going to be a good night! We started... More 

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Thank Melissa P
Wellesley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have attended a variety of Erica Archer's events: wine walks, wine sails, whiskey walks - they are all great, high quality food and drink, learn a lot about wines and how to maximally enjoy them, and Erica is quite serious about her vocation but doesn't take things overly seriously. We are new to the area, and these events have... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Cumberland Center, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

As locals, we are always on the look out for new and interesting things to do with visiting guests and were delighted to discover the Wine Wise Sail. We enjoyed sampling the Pinot Noir and it was a perfect night for sailing...our guest was impressed with the entire experience. The good news is that we can go again and again... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We took visitors from New Zealand out on the Francis for a wonderful evening sail on Casco Bay and a great wine tasting experience. Erica's expertise on wine is impressive! She gave us tons of information with style, poise, humor and enthusiasm. We enjoyed being able to move about a little instead of sitting in rows of seats like you'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you're in the Portland area - I highly recommend booking a Wine Wise event. We did the Sunset Sail and it was a perfect evening on the water - enjoying great wines, amazing views and fun company. Erica is amazing - she is so knowledgeable and does a wonderful job of helping to educate, while still having fun! I... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The event is well run and Erica has her heart and soul in wine. Her descriptions of the wine are amazing and we enjoyed the evening. The boat is classic. Some things to consider: Be prepared to stand up for much if not all of the 2 hour cruise. Seating is limited and people have to get to the cheese... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went for the Fourth of July "interesting whites" and oyster pairing. All of the oysters were out of this world. As was the cheese tray (including fruits, crackers, nuts, etc) that was put together. The whites were definitely interesting, and while I didn't love all of them, the point of a tasting is to try new things! The staff of... More 

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Thank Dana J
Saint Albans, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening on the Francis with our sommelier Erica, good friends and good wine. Captain Megan and crew are laid back but very efficient. Educational, enjoyable, beautiful views. Good value. Parking is available close by. Good value.

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Wine Wise cruise of Portland Harbor was fantastic. A beautiful sunset cruise combined with a very good selection of wines to taste. Erica was very knowledgeable on the wines chosen for the night. The crew of the Frances was also very good at answering questions about the sights around Portland harbor, Casco Bay. Would like to do the walking tour... More 

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