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csherwin133 Oct 14, 2011 09:00 AM

I am looking for a fun spot in the Portland, Maine area to bring a few friends for a wine and cheese tasting. Any suggestions?

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    MangiaMuse Oct 19, 2011 07:15 AM

    Eric Fullagar of Freeport Wine and Cheese does wine tastings at least once a month. Very nice business, great wine selection, and Eric is very helpful and knowledgeable. He also has a great selection of beers.

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      Noreaster Oct 15, 2011 08:19 AM

      Are you looking for a freebie or a decent restaurant for wine and cheese? For the freebies, check portlandfoodmap.com As for restaurants, my best choices for wine and cheese plate are Vignola, Fore St, Caiola's, NOSH, Novare Res (Beer though, not wine).

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      Caiola's
      58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102

      Vignola
      10 Dana Street, Portland, ME 04101

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        Noreaster Oct 19, 2011 12:40 PM

        Correction: Novare Res does indeed have wine available although far from high end glass pours. It's a shame, come to think if it. They are so particular about their draught and bottle beer selections that they should pay attention to the wines as well. The wines looked as though mostly available in the supermarket

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        DavidPalmer Oct 14, 2011 10:10 AM

        Last I knew, Browne Trading Company on Commercial St. held wine tastings the last Thursday of every month.

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        Browne Trading
        260 Commercial St, Portland, ME

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          HDinCentralME Oct 14, 2011 09:54 AM

          Are you looking to host a private event? The Cheese Iron in Scarborough should be able to accomodate you.

          www.thecheeseiron.com

          You could also check out Rabelais bookstore for upcoming events there.

          There is also The Wine Bar on Wharf St...comfortable to hang out and drink by the glass. Serving appetizers, etc.

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