Wine Sail: Oyster; Photo Courtesy of Wine Wise

Wine Sail: Wine + Fresh Maine Oysters Sail

You’re in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of lighthouses, islands, and waterways … all while indulging in an incredible selection of five wines paired with fresh Maine oysters. You’ll walk away knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, and gain confidence knowing how to evaluate, select, pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste.

Events > Wine Sail: Wine + Fresh Maine Oysters Sail
Maine State Pier
56 Commercial St.
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Wine Wise
June 7, 2024 through October 12, 2024

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.

Dates include: 6/08, 6/16, 7/06, 7/13, 7/14, 8/11, 8/17, 8/31, 9/01, 9/21, 9/28, 10/13
Taste and learn about five delicious wines that pair great with fresh Maine oysters.
Find out what makes a wine a good match for fresh oysters

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!

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

We are serving five wines and plenty of oysters. Due to the nature of our events, we are not able to accommodate food allergies, accommodations, or substitutions during these sails. You are welcome to 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.

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.

Cancellations, rescheduling requests, no-shows, and weather policies:
Please see our policies on the Get Ready for Your Wine Sail page or our FAQ page.

What else?

Please put your Wine Sail in your calendar to arrive before the boarding time. Please heed our advice and allow plenty of time to drive into Portland and find parking. It is no fun missing the boat because of late arrivals.

Please review our Get Ready for Your Wine Sail page.

Please forward our Get Ready for Your Wine Sail page to everyone attending with you so that everyone is adequately prepared and on time… or early!!

We receive many of the same questions very frequently. We have taken the time to write thorough answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. Please look there for immediate answers to many questions.