After a multi-year wait, the Blue Lobster Wine Co. – whose wines have been for sale since September – finally opened its tasting room for business in April.
Located on Anderson Street between Eighteen Twenty Wines and Lone Pine Brewing Co., the small space has an industrial vibe, with barrels lined up against the walls and occasionally used as tables, but still manages to feel instantly welcoming thanks to the lighting and furniture choices. Owner Chris Gamble was on site when I visited, and his passion for what he’s doing was evident.
Blue Lobster’s mission statement is “making great wines accessible – small batch wines from exceptional vintners in go-anywhere cans cellared here in beautiful Maine.” The place delivers on that promise offering, at the time of my visit, four good wines (a Chardonnay, a rosé, a Zinfandel and a red blend) for $5.99 a can. I was told there are plans to release a new, unoaked Chardonnay, a rosé from Paso Robles and new blend, along with a limited release pinot noir, available in the tasting room.
My friends ordered a flight of all four wines...