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. You’ll explore a selection of delicious quality wines from the diverse wine regions of Italy that you’ll love to have in your repertoire.
-Taste and learn about some delicious wines from Italy; such as Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Friuli, Sardinia, Liguria, etc…
-Find out what makes each Italian wine region unique in the styles of wine they produce
-Discuss the major grape varieties and styles 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 our delicious selection of cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruit, crackers, etc… presented on your own individual plate. 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.
WHERE TO 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.