09/09 Wine & Food Sail in Portland, ME with Chef Emil Rivera

Sunday, September 9 • Sunset Wine & Food Sail with Chef Emil Rivera: Emerging Wines • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. • Maine State Pier

There's a wine renaissance taking place in pockets of Europe 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 wines worthy of your attention.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer and Chef Emil Rivera for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat, The Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland's waterfront as you explore five incredibly delicious Emerging wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire ... each paired with delicious food prepared by Executive Chef Emil Rivera of Sue Lie.

You're in for an incredible wine education and food experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways .. all while indulging in a wine class. You'll walk away with knowing a 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. And no doubt you will learn enjoy every bite of food prepared that Chef Rivera has prepared for you!

* Taste and learn about Emerging wines that you'll love to have in your repertoire
* Find out what makes each wine region unique in their styles of wine they produce
* Discuss the emerging grape varieties 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 and fresh prepared food from Chef Emil Rivera

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.

Your Chef
Chef Emil Rivera, of Sur Lie, calls himself a “Puerto Mainer,” referring to his childhood and his current home. He attended cooking school in Puerto Rico. He worked under Austrian and French chefs on the island, learning the ways of classic technique in formal, fine-dining atmospheres. A stint in Washington, D.C., with James Beard award winner and internationally recognized chef José Andrés. Chef Rivera recently cooked at the James Beard House himself (and we were one of the lucky few to attend). Rivera draws from his previous influences and experience, combining them with top-notch, fresh Maine ingredients.

The menu will be available close to the date of the event as Chef takes his inspiration from only the freshest local ingredients. Due to the nature of this event we regret that we cannot accommodate food substitutions.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Cancellations/Reschedules/No Shows:
​​​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 $​7.00 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?​

Weather Cancellations:
We will not sail in the rain or heavy fog. If the Captian needs to cancel due to incelement weather. We will refund you the full cost of your ticket, book you to another sail that has availaiblity, or issue you a gift card for a future date. We leave that choice up to you. 

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Price $79.00