About

Layne Witherell

Layne Witherell

I have lived in Portland, Maine for ten years and have lived in 
Virginia, Portland, Oregon and California. I have been involved in the wine business in each place, writing and teaching about wine for thirty years. My work is aimed at regular wine drinkers , leaving the adjectives and philosophising to others . I have tasted wine with peasants, nobles and everyone inbetween. It is life’s great civilizing beverage- and if done right it creates magic of the meal. It is a lifelong exploration. 

We will experience dishes, at home and in Maine restaurants and see how we can find the most exciting pairings. This is the best time ever for food and wine. Let’s take advantage of it together.