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“Erica is awesome: knowledgable, engaging and attentive.”
Review of Wine Wise Events

Wine Wise Events
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Erica is awesome: knowledgable, engaging and attentive.”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I highly recommend Wine Wise. We did the Rose and Reds program and it was great. Erica is wonderful. She has vast wine knowledge and put together an interesting program comparing rise and red wines from the same grapes and vintners. We visited 3 restaurants and were served great appetizers to accompany the wine. Give it a try!

Visited July 2013
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Antrim, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
“Excellent value”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We came from NH to south Portland Maine for the Wine Wise event, we learned so much to help us in the future with our enjoyment of wine, Erica was outstanding amd we got to try four wines in four restuarants we just really enjoyed every aspect of it and for us who love wine, to gain usefull information we could take with us to make us better understand wine was so invaluable....definetly reccomend it to anyone

Visited June 2013
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Bowdoinham, Maine
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3 reviews
“Not like your father's wine tasting”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent an enjoyable afternoon learning what to look for in Pinot Noirs and pairing them with foods, The group walked very short distances between some of the best restaurants in Portland where we were served small portions of dishes that were matched to the wines. After a quick chat with owners, managers and chefs Erica introduced the wine. She talked about the techniques of evaluating wine and what to look for both in taste and on the labels. The walk was more like a great dinner party than an educational event. We will be watching the WIne Wise website for more events produced by Erica. Kudos!

Visited May 2013
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WineWiseEvents, Owner at Wine Wise Events, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you had a great time and learned a lot. I look forward to seeing you again! Cheers! ~Erica
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Boston
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great take...”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Participated in my first "wine walk" yesterday to learn more about both Pinor Noir, and Porltand's West End. Both proved to be informative and enjoyable. Erica has a great personality, and delvery approach that puts everyone at ease. She provides useful and practical information for the wine novice, as well as interesting details for those that may already have some level of knowledge.. It was also wonderful opportunity to be exposed to some of Portland's dining establishments that I probably would not have tried on my own. Highly recommend for both visitors and natives that have an appreciation for wine, and also like exploring the neighborhood dining scene in Porland.

Visited May 2013
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WineWiseEvents, Owner at Wine Wise Events, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dan thank you for taking the time to share your review of our West End wine walks on Trip Advisor. I'm so glad to know that you had a great time and got a chance to visit some new to you restaurants. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers! ~Erica
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South Portland
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14 reviews
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“West End Wine Walk”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon and begin a Saturday night with friends! Erica was knowledgable, articulate, and FUN! And her expertise, personality, and teaching style can no doubt make every wine lover, regardless of your level of wine literacy, excited and informed! I felt like I was on vacation in my own city! I highly recommend participating in a Wine Wise event! Do it! Do not hesitate! I can't wait to join in again!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Kathryn S
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WineWiseEvents, Owner at Wine Wise Events, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Katheryn i love that you felt like you were on vacation in my own city and that you had such a great time. I hope the rest of your evening was equally as fun. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Cheers! ~Erica
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