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Event: Bourbon & Cocktail Walk in Portland, ME

Presented by: Wine Wise
Portland, Portland

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Wine and food pairing education at its best. Join Sommelier Erica Archer in an enlightening wine education experience at our highly rated Wine Walks where you'll taste delicious wines with paired fresh fare at a series of great local restaurants, and on board our Wine Sails while taking in scenic views of Maine lighthouses, waterways and islands while indulging in a wine class aboard a 74' Sailboat in Casco Bay. SAILINGS ON CASCO BAY See, swirl, sniff and taste your way through Maine's beautiful Casco Bay while learning about wine and tasting great foods in a fun, relaxed and beautiful setting among Maine lighthouses, waterways, and islands. CUSTOM EVENTS In addition to Wine Wise public events, Erica can work with you to create a fun and memorable private event to entertain your clients, friends, and family in your home, office, local restaurant or a unique site such as a local art gallery, beautiful garden or waterside location.


Join Sommelier Erica Archer for our highly-rated Bourbon & Cocktail Walk visiting Portland's vibrant restaurant scene. It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

* You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)
* Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon from the United States
* Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles
* Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle
* Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level
* Learn how to make four different cocktails
* Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

There's a wine renaissance taking place in Spain right now fueled by a local winemakers' attention to re-emerging indigenous grape varieties, coupled with investment in modern winemaking capabilities and a passion for making quality wines. The result is a whole new breed of delicious Spanish wines worthy of your attention.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of the burgeoning restaurant scene of Portland's West End as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious wines from Spain that you'll love to have in your repertoire, paired with delicious foods at four wonderful establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away with knowing a whole 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. Plan to learn a lot about wine, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

* Taste and learn about delicious Spanish 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Tickets are $75 advance / $85 day of (if available) at winewiseevents.com
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56 Commercial St
Berth: Maine State Pier
Portland, Maine, 04101
(207) 619.4630
EVENT DATE:
  • Sunday, Mar 22

Join Sommelier Erica Archer for our highly-rated Bourbon & Cocktail Walk visiting Portland's vibrant restaurant scene. It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided tasting and walking tour of Portland as you explore some delicious examples of Bourbon, and Bourbon-based cocktails. At four different locations we'll sample a Bourbon, discuss their uniqueness, similarities, production processes, and regional influences through tasting and discussions that will build your knowledge of Bourbon. Then some of the city's most esteemed bartenders will teach you how to make a great balanced cocktail from that Bourbon and share a few cocktail-making tips and tricks that you'll love to have in your repertoire.

* You’ll learn how select Bourbon based on your tastes and preferences (and budget)
* Taste and learn about some delicious and unique styles Bourbon from the United States
* Discuss major influences on Bourbon styles
* Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Bourbon label when selecting your next glass or bottle
* Learn the basics of spirits tasting or take your tasting skills to the next level
* Learn how to make four different cocktails
* Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four establishments that we visit

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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

There's a wine renaissance taking place in Spain right now fueled by a local winemakers' attention to re-emerging indigenous grape varieties, coupled with investment in modern winemaking capabilities and a passion for making quality wines. The result is a whole new breed of delicious Spanish wines worthy of your attention.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of the burgeoning restaurant scene of Portland's West End as you embark on a tasting discussion on some delicious wines from Spain that you'll love to have in your repertoire, paired with delicious foods at four wonderful establishments. You're in for an incredible wine education experience. You'll walk away with knowing a whole 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. Plan to learn a lot about wine, discover some delicious wines and restaurants and have a great time doing it.

* Taste and learn about delicious Spanish 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 delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit

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.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Tickets are $75 advance / $85 day of (if available) at winewiseevents.com
EVENT DATE:
  • Sunday, Mar 22
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