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Grippy Tannins, Portland, ME, Grippy Tannins pronounciation

adjective
1. A structural component of wine that provides character and texture and frames your drinking experience.

noun
2. A wine shop and tasting lounge in Portland, Maine.

our story

Grippy Tannins’ mission is to make wine more approachable by creating a space to learn about and taste small production wines from all over the world before taking them home to enjoy.

Through a beautifully curated selection of wine, we hope to introduce you to exciting new wines and passionate emerging winemakers that keep you curious and wanting to taste more.

Find us in at 16 Middle Street in Portland’s East End neighborhood. 

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Grippy Tannins wine shop and tasting lounge in Portland’s East End neighborhood features a curated selection of wine from classic regions around the world. All of the wines we have in stock are available for enjoyment in our tasting lounge or for purchase to go. Whether you want to buy a bottle or two for a gathering at home, or taste a few wines in the shop – we’ve got you covered.

For in-store tastings, we have a rotating list of wines available by the glass and 1/2 glass and feature a curated flight that changes weekly. All bottles in the shop are also available for purchase to enjoy in the lounge. Cheese plates and charcuterie boards are offered to enjoy while tasting in the lounge. 

For groups of 4 or more, you can reserve a customized tasting whereby a flight will be curated based on your group’s taste preferences and shop owner, Lindsey Murray, will guide you through each wine. Custom tastings must be reserved in advance. 

To make a reservation call the shop at 207-747-4524 or email [email protected].

For more about our events head over to the Events Section.

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Events at Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine

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EVENTS

Events at Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine

DAILY TASTINGS.

The lounge and patio (weather permitting) are open for tastings Mon-Sat from 1 pm – 6 pm and after 6 pm by reservation. 

Custom tastings are available for groups of 4 or more. To make a reservation for the patio or for a customized tasting please call (207-747-4524) or email [email protected].

If you would like a curated selection of wines for pick up or to order a gift card, please call the shop (207-747-4524) or email [email protected].

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weekly curated flights.
  • week of april 26  –  Exploring South Africa
  • week of may  3  –   Exploring Volcanic Soils

LOUNGE UPDATES.

SATURDAY, MAY 8   ** the lounge is at capacity until 5 pm. please call in advance for tasting availability. **

THURSDAY, MAY 13   ** the lounge will be closing at 6pm for a private event **

SPECIAL EVENTS.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17  –  A Taste of Hungary with Athena Bochanis of Palinkerie Imports

Join Athena Bochanis of New York’s Palinkerie Imports for a deep dive into the amazing world of Hungarian wine. Athena will be pouring 5 Hungarian wines of various styles, including a sparkling Pet-Nat, a Harslevelu, a Kékfrankos (aka Blaufränkisch), an orange wine, and a very special Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos. The full detailed lineup will be announced soon. Athena and Lindsey will guide you through these beautiful wines which will be paired with a selection of cheeses. Tickets can be purchased online through eventbrite or in-person at the shop.

Due to limited seating, we request that any cancellations be made by Monday, June 14. If you cancel by Monday, June 14 you will receive a full refund minus applicable non-refundable Eventbrite processing fees. Any cancellations on Tuesday, June 15 or Wednesday, June 16 will receive a store credit for the full amount minus applicable non-refundable Eventbrite processing fees. Day-of cancellations are non-refundable. You may cancel by phone or via email and must receive confirmation of receipt of your cancellation request.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Our modern, relaxing tasting lounge was designed to make you feel like you’re in your own living room. Surrounded by wine and a team of wine enthusiasts, it’s a welcoming space to host your next party, team building event or networking function.

Your tasting experience can be customized to fit your needs. We provide wine, education, nibbles, and a place to mingle and shop. Email us or call us at (207) 747-4524 to see how we can enhance your next event.

Pricing varies depending on party size – contact us for a quote and availability.

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Visit Us

Address

16 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101

Hours

monday – saturday
1 pm – 6 pm

(open after 6 pm by reservation)

sunday – closed

Parking

Street and garage parking is available.

Wine pick-up + delivery

To order a curated selection of wines for pick-up, please call 207-747-4524 or email [email protected]

If you’ve placed an order over the phone and want to pick-up curbside, park in front of our Middle Street entrance, give us a call, and we will bring your wine out to you. The name on your ID  must match with the name on the order.

Visit carhopme.com for a selection of wines available for delivery.

Contact

Lindsey Murray, Owner
[email protected]
(207) 747-4524