Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Rancio Wine Seminar with Patrick McDonald and Lauren Clark from Haus Alpenz

What is Rancio? “Cataluyna is home to one of the oldest forms of winemaking, a tradition of dry, aged, oxidative wines of a type that once would have been found along the Mediterranean coast, from Greece to Iberia. Known in Roussillon as Rancio sec (Vi Ranci, in Catalan), these are dry, unfortified wines made as they have been for more than two millennia: transformed by time, exposure to oxygen and, often, heat. Ideal as an aperitif, with all manner of pork preparations including barbeque, or after-dinner, Rancio sec is completely shelf-stable after opening.”

“Made in minute quantities, Rancio sec was until recently served only on special occasions to a winemaker’s family and friends; its historic importance and endangered status recognized by Slow Food in 1989. Today, there is a quiet revival and recognition of its place in the modern world, as oxidative, umami-driven wines attract renewed interest.”

Join us and learn about different styles of Rancio wines, how to pair them with food, and use them in cocktails.

$15/Person - General Attendance (plus tax)

$10/Person - Food, Beverage, and Hospitality Industry Attendance (plus tax)

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.ranciowineseminarchaval.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Haus Alpenz, please visit: https://alpenz.com

For more information about Portland Wine Week, please visit: https://portlandwineweek.me

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Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Wine Dinner

Join us for a wine dinner celebrating women winemakers and owners from the portfolio of T. Edward Wines and associate Karen Ulrich. Karen has selected some of her favorite women in wine from their collection to feature for this dinner.

Our Chefs Damian and Ilma will be creating a five-course menu thoughtfully coupled with each selection. The menu will be seasonally inspired with flavors from each region of the wines origins. Karen from T. Edward Wines will be our guests' guide to each wine pairing, discussing their characteristics and the creative, talented women behind them. Celebrate fine wines, great food and amazing women in the wine world.

Five-Course Dinner with Pairings:

$69 per person (plus tax and tip)

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://womenwinemakersdinner.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Portland Wine Week, please visit: https://www.portlandwineweek.me

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Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Jorge Ordóñez Selections Spanish Wine Dinner with Pine State and Importer M.S. Walker

SOLD OUT!

Come join us and Monica and Ali Ordóñez from Importer Jorge Ordóñez Selections, as we pair selected Spanish wines from their portfolio with our Spanish inspired five course tasting menu. Jorge Ordóñez Selections has always aimed to bring exemplary Spanish wines to the United States. Some of these wines are new to Maine, and we are very excited to share them with you!

Each wine will be thoughtfully paired alongside a seasonally-influenced five-course Spanish inspired menu prepared by Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez. We will feature local organic produce from Stonecipher Farm in Buxton, North Star Sheep Farm in Windham, Breezy Hill Farm Pork from Berwick, and Select Maine Seafood, and finish with decadent dessert.

We look forward to having you dine with us for this event during Portland Wine Week. Seating is limited.

Five-course dinner with pairings:

$69 per person (plus tax and tip)

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://jorgeordonezwinedinner.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Portland Wine Week, please visit: https://www.portlandwineweek.me

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Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Vintage Cru Beaujolais Wine Dinner

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Come on a journey showcasing the many different Cru's from Beaujolais, some with vintage age and some in large format. A great approach to drinking from the great unsung properties and wines in Burgundy and to see the differences to found throughout the region. We love the wines of Beaujolais and each Cru expresses a different personality and expression with age as well. These are more serious wines that we will expertly prepare a classic meal of French inspired dishes true to the region to transport you there. The menu will feature many ingredients pulled from our local Maine farmers, such as Breezy Hill, Stonecipher, North Star, and Snell.

Seating is limited for an excellent evening of wine & food.

Six-course dinner with pairings:

$85 per person (plus tax and tip)

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://crubeaujolaiswinedinner.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Portland Wine Week, please visit: https://www.portlandwineweek.me

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Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

The Last Courses: Dessert Tasting and Sherry Pairing

Join us for a wine and dessert experience, as we near the end of our wine week festivities! We will be sharing a four course dessert tasting menu by our very own James Beard nominated Pastry Chef Ilma Lopez. Each dessert will be thoughtfully paired with a sherry produced by the famed Gonzalez Byass family of wines. A wonderful evening not to be missed, an opportunity to try one of a kind desserts and a beautiful variety of Gonzalez Byass sherrys!

Price: $45

($58.32 after tax and tip)

To purchase tickets please visit: https://thelastcoursestasting.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Portland Wine Week, please visit https://www.portlandwineweek.me

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Jun
23
5:50 PM17:50

Natural Winemaker Dinner featuring Ismael Gonzalo of Spain's MicroBio Wines

Join us for an amazing Spanish winemaker dinner. We will welcome Ismael Gozalo, the owner & winemaker from MicroBio Wines in Castella Y Leon in Spain, and pair his fantastic wines with our five course menu. The importer Alvaro from Selections de la Viña will be on hand with Ismael to talk & discuss the wines thorough out the dinner and answer questions. The wines are organic and grown with minimal intervention and with a nod to the past. The resulting product is a true terrior and a sense of place of where the wines are from and their distinctive taste and aromas. Some of the most unique wines we have tasted.

Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez will be preparing a five-course Spanish-inspired menu to pair with the wines and feature local maine produce, meats and seafood.

Seating is limited.

Five-course dinner with pairings:

$69 per person (plus tax and tip)

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://naturalwinedinner.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Portland Wine Week, please visit: https://www.portlandwineweek.me

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Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

A Night Of Spanish Intrigue

Featuring Alvaro de la Vinas and Devenish Wines, this exclusive Portland Wine Week event offers a very intimate evening exploring natural Spanish wines. Expertly paired with 5 courses, this experience will take you right into the heart of the Spanish countryside. 

Cost: $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity

If you have any further questions or would like more information don't hesitate to contact us! (207) 772 - 1110 / reservations@chavalmaine.com

More information on Portland Wine Week can be found at WWW.PORTLANDWINEWEEK.ME  

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rioja Wine Dinner — Traditional vs Modern

This 5-course dinner starts with a selection of tapas and a glass of Cava. Then, enjoy dishes from the kitchen and wines from storied Rioja producer Lopez Heredia and from Alvaro Palacios’ Palacios Remondo Estate in Eastern Rioja. Finish with dessert and sherry. 

Cost: $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Call:  207-772-1110 to see if you can get in!

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Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Albamar Winemaker Dinner

     Join us for an evening of Spanish wine from Bodegas Albamar accompanied by wine maker Xurxo Alba. His Albarinos are some of the most individual, stylistic, and most celebrated white wines of Galicia. We will be cooking a six course meal, utilizing our local Maine foods, such as Breezy Hill Farm Pork & Stonecipher Farm organic vegetables. Each course will be thoughtfully paired with one of Albamar's wines from Northwestern Spain. Xurxo will be on hand to talk about the process of his wines and the land that he grows them on. 

Seating is limited

Please email us at reservations@chavalmaine.com or

call 207-772-1110 for reservations to this exclusive event

 

 

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