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About us

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—  ABout US  —

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We're a small wine company dedicated to bringing great wines from exceptional vintners to you in convenient go-anywhere cans, and also kegs. At Blue Lobster Wine Company we work with wineries, winemakers, vineyard managers, and wine brokers from around the world to gather a varied selection of great tasting wines.

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With an emphasis on small batch production and sustainable practices, we work to ensure that every wine that finds its way to our East Bayside facility in Portland, Maine has been meticulously crafted for your enjoyment. We ‘cellar’ the wines, sometimes blending and always monitoring them to make sure the wines stay as the winemaker intended. When the time is right, we can and keg to prepare them for our customers.

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The name ‘Blue Lobster’ was picked because we’re a little different and provide products unique to the marketplace. Lore has it that with the catch of a ‘one in a million’ blue lobster comes good fortune. We feel a sense of that good fortune doing what we love in a place that we love.

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We are very passionate about the culture of wine but one thing we can do without is the stuffiness. We appreciate great wines but leave pretentiousness at the door. Our winery and tasting room on Anderson Street in East Bayside speaks to this philosophy - a no-frills, come as you are, friendly and funky place meant to join good people with good wine.

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Blue Lobster Wine Company was founded by Chris Gamble. Chris’ passion for wine had been growing for years and when he sold his house on Munjoy Hill and moved to work in a winery and vineyard out of state he fell in love with everything about wine and knew he had to bring it back to Portland. But he wasn’t convinced of opening another traditional winery in the countryside. He wanted to be IN the city he loved. And he wanted to rethink how wine was sold; how it was packaged. He grabbed an idea from the bustling brewery scene in Maine and looked into canning and kegging his wines. It was perfect for many reasons. Many years later he has opened his tasting room on Anderson Street in Portland and has gone from selling wine to just a handful of stores around Portland to all over Maine within just the first 9 months. It seems others think wine in cans and kegs works for them, too!

Photo by Hannah Martin

Photo by Hannah Martin