Monday, March 29th, 2010 is the date! This series of a wine tasting and several wine dinners may go down as the biggest wine spectacle ever in Maine.
SOPO (South Portland Wine Company) and RiRa are hosting a wine tasting at RiRa Irish Pub in Portland. All proceeds go to The Cancer Community Center.
Meet over 20 different winemakers, owners and importers, try their wines and help raise some money! There will be approximately 100 wines at the event - spitting is encouraged! (I carry a plastic cup to tastings such as this to help).
Tickets are $30 at the door and $25 in advance (I have tickets in my store). Freeport Cheese & Wine will donate 10% of any wines you purchase as a result of this tasting to The Cancer Community Center.
That night, several wine dinners are also happening in Portland (3 dinners) and Saco (1 dinner).
Cinque Terre Wine Dinner featuring...Maggarino and Giovanni Scagliola of Scagliola and Giuseppe Nicolis of Nicolis. Scagliola is in Piedmont and Nicolis is from Valpolicella. These are the owner/winemakers from both properties. Cinque Terre, Wharf Street, Portland. Monday, March 29th, 7:00pm
Bibo's Madd Apple Café Wine Dinner with Anne-Maryse Lopez of Chilensis and Oveja Negra and some great Chilean Wines. Forest Avenue, Portland. Monday, March 29th, 6:00pm Bar Lola Wine Dinner featuring the wines from Victor Abascal of Vines on the Marycrest (California) and Ratero Gantier of Domaine St. Eugenie (Southern France). 100 Congress Street, Portland. Monday, March 29th, 6:30pm
Mia's at Pepperell Square Wine Dinner featuring Marco Mazzarrini of Poggio Amorelli (Chianti) and Rodolfo Cantarutti of Cantarutti Winery (NE Italy). Saco, Monday, March 29th, 6:30pm
Late Night Dessert at Vignola with the winemakers. Portland, Monday, March 29th. C
Cleonice Greek Wine Dinner featuring wines from Athenee Imports. Sunday, March 28th, 7 pm, Ellsworth.
That's the day!
Remember, I have tickets in my store.