A new wine shop called Maine & Loire (website, instagram) is now under development.
Maine & Loire will be a retail wine shop in Portland, Maine featuring well-made wines that are expressions of the people who craft them and the places they’re made. We will be the first store in Portland that solely focuses on terrior-driven wines and spirits from smaller producers. We’re excited, in particular, about showcasing natural, organic, and biodynamic wines in our store. Our goal is to create a wine shop where minds are expanded and discoveries are made. Serious wine can be fun!
Owners Peter and Orenda Hale have recently moved to Maine from NYC where they worked in the restaurant industry.
The Hales plan on holding regular Farmer Flight Tastings, running a monthly wine club and providing curbside pick-up service. They are in the final stages of securing a location for the shop and hope to open sometime in early 2015.