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Sip Cyber Special! 

Happy Cyber Monday! It's a busy, busy online shopping day...If you're searching for that perfect gift for the person who has everything may I suggest a wine tasting? Sip is offering a cyber special for Massachusetts and Maine residents: Book a wine tasting today, November 30th, for a date in the next 6 months and receive 15% off the total! (15 person minimum, $25 per person less 15%. It's basically 2 free people!)*

Email or call 617.669.6934 for more information. 

*Not valid on fundraisers, events for over 25 people or already booked tastings. Some date restrictions apply. Deposit required. 


Here is the clip from the "207" segment on Channel 6 in Maine on wines for the holiday. 
Please email me if you have any other questions about pricing or availability. Cheers!
  • Segura Viudas Cava, Penedes, Spain - Friendly Discount Beverage, Portland, widely available
  • Rotari Brut Sparkling Rose, Trento DOC, Italy: Bootleggers, Topsham; Whole Foods; Hannafords
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier, Napa, CA - Friendly Discount Beverage, Portland; Trader Joe's, widely available
  • Blason Macon Villages unoaked Chardonnay, Burgundy, France Trader Joe's ($8)
  • Cono Sur Pinot Noir, Colchagua, Chile - Friendly Discount Beverage, Portland; Whole Foods
  • Gerard Bertrand Syrah/Grenache, Languedoc, France (my favorite pick!): Friendly Discount Beverage, Portland

Wine Education in Your Home or Business


Do you enjoy wine but wish you could learn a little bit more about it in a casual setting? Are screw caps really ok on a bottle? What’s the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Fume Blanc? What are the hot wine regions right now? What exactly does it mean when a wine is described as “chalky” or “smoky”? And here’s the big question: Can you find a really good bottle of wine for less than $15? Absolutely! In fact, you can find great wines for less than $10. But in the vast expanse of a wine shop, how do you find the hidden treasures?


If your interest is piqued then please contact Sip to set up a relaxed and fun wine tasting! Maia Gosselin – the editor of a wine and spirits trade magazine and owner of Sip Wine Education – will lead you and your friends as you sip and sample “hidden gem” wines from a variety of countries. Tasting notes will be provided as we discuss our impressions of the wines, learn about some interesting varietals and find out what the current trends are these days.


Sip is perfect for moms' groups, neighborhood get-togethers, girls night out, book clubs, birthday celebrations, bridal showers or parties, corporate events and more!

Tasting Format:

We recommend having between 14-20 people. For wine, we taste 6 brands over 2 hours, which includes time to discuss and debate favorites. We also offer a 7 wine option as well - see pricing below. (Format varies for beer and spirit sessions). We provide each guest with a set of detailed tasting notes with information on the brands, including where to purchase locally.

Host Provides:

As a host, you will be responsible for coordinating the date and time, and inviting friends to your home for the tasting. Please provide appetizers of your choosing, and at least one plain cracker or bread to cleanse palates between tastings. We are happy to recommend pairings for cheese, olives, fruits, etc.

Sip Provides:

We provide the wines to taste, as well as glassware. We also supply informative tasting notes, pens and a water pitcher.

Sip Pricing:

We charge $25 per person for the 6 wine option with a minimum guest count of 14 (or min fee of $350). If you would like Sip to feature 7 wines the rate is $30 per person. That includes a few glasses of wine, lots of knowledge and a fun-filled evening! 
Contact us directly for pricing information about benefits, large events or flat fee options.

Maia Gosselin - 617.669.6934;