AUGUSTA

Lincolnville winery owner named president of guild

The Maine Winery Guild has chosen Bettina Doulton, owner of Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, as its new president.

Ben Alexander, co-owner of Maine Mead Works, is the new vice president.

The guild, an association of wine makers, distillers, winery owners and wine growers, met in late January to elect new officers and discuss the development of a new Maine Wine Trail Map and Guide that will be released this year.

Maine has 17 licensed wineries and distilleries that produce more than 40,000 cases of products each year.

PORTLAND

Tuscan wine tasting/dinner will be held at Cinque Terre

Lee Skawinski, executive chef and co-owner of Cinque Terre, will host a Tuscan wine tasting and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the restaurant, 26 Wharf St.

Five courses will be paired with wine selections from Lorenzo Gatteschi, a wine maker from Podere Cione, Montegrossi and Tuscany. Guests will be able to meet Gatteschi and sample his estate wines from 1999, 2001, 2005 and 2006, as well as a special estate merlot.

Cost is $75. Reservations are required. Call 347-6154.