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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business for 15 years before turning to journalism. By day, she is the social media editor for Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail or a Maine beer. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: October 26, 2013

Cheapskates wine guide: 8 Portland places for deals on wine

Written by: Susan Axelrod

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Happy Hour drink specials abound in Portland. However, if your preferred way to wind down after work is with a glass of prosecco or pinot noir, several restaurants in the city have great deals just for you.

At Blue Spoon on Munjoy Hill, “Wine Time” is from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with a glass each of red and white offered at the bargain-basement price of $2.50. At East Ender on Middle Street, every bottle on the list is half price on Wednesdays, while downtown at MJ’s, the new wine bar at One City Center (very conveniently, right downstairs from our newsroom), a selection of reds, whites and sparkling wines is $5 glass on weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Use this handy map as your budget friendly, wine-drinkers guide to Portland. And do let us know in the comments if there are places that should be added.


89 Congress St. | 207-773-1116 |
Wine Time: Mon.-Sat. 4:30-6 pm one red and one white wine $2.50/glass


47 Middle St. | 207-879-7669 |
Half-price off every bottle on the list on Wednesdays


35 Silver St. | 207-899-3778 |
Half-price bottles Mondays 4-6 pm


10 Dana St. | 207-772-1330 |
Wine Hour: Half-off bottle list, Monday-Friday 5-6 pm


One City Center | 207-653-6278 |
$5 Wines by the glass: Monday-Friday 4-6 p,


46 Pine St. | 207-347-8267 |
Half-price wine: Mondays

Dock Fore

336 Fore Street | 207-772-8619
$1 off glasses of wine from 3-7 daily

Petite Jacqueline

190 State Street | 207-553-7044 |
Glasses of wine half-off from 5-6 pm daily and 10-11 pm on Friday and Saturday

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