CHAMPAGNE & OYSTERS SAIL! - Photo Credit: Wine Wise Events


Join us for our last Wine Sail of the year, in Maine’s most colorful season with a decadent line-up of five Champagnes each paired with fresh-shucked Maine oysters. You’re in for an incredible experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways, with gorgeous fall foliage colors as the backdrop… all while indulging in a wine class. Champagnes in hand and fresh Maine oysters shucked right on board.

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Maine State Pier
56 Commercial St.
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Wine Wise
October 8, 2023

Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, in beautiful Portland, Maine, for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland’s waterfront, with new seats added for everyone to be seated comfortably. It does not get much better than this.

-Taste and learn about five delicious Champagnes that pair great with fresh Maine oysters.

-Find out what makes Champagne a good match for fresh oysters

-Taste and learn about different houses and styles of Champagne that you’ll love to know about

-Find out what makes each Champagne unique from other sparkling wines

-Discuss major Champagne wine styles, grape varieties, methods of production, producer trends, and more

-Learn what to expect from certain terms on a Champagne wine label when selecting your next Champagne

-Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level

-Enjoy a selection of fresh Maine oysters that are shucked right on board the Frances

-Learn from the oyster experts about the variety of oysters available here in Maine

We are serving five wines and plenty of oysters. We are not able to accommodate food allergies, accommodations, or substitutions during these sails. But you may bring your own snack if you have food allergies or hesitations of any kind.

Your Sommelier:
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 and down-to-earth style.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event. Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to questions that you may be wondering about.

Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. If we are able to re-sell your tickets we can refund your ticket price minus the $25.00 credit card transactions we have to pay OR reschedule you to a different date that has availability (there is no credit card transaction fee in this case). You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place or sell your own tickets. Just make sure we have the ticket holder’s email address so we can send them the event notifications, so they are aware of where to find us and any day-of weather-related notifications. There are no refunds or reschedules for no-shows or if we are not able to resell your tickets. Makes sense, right?