Out of the Blue Wine Tasting Live Stream with Layne Witherell & Lori Eschholz

Friday - October, 16 @ 6:00pm

Watch this live stream live on our Facebook Page!

Order your 4 pack of wine from Ohno Cafe at Ohnocafe.com . Four packs can be picked up from Ohno OR delivered straight to your door. This special 4 pack is available from now until the day of the live stream so make sure to order quickly!

This month's wine pack is $55 and includes:

1. Bajo Montepulciano
2. Les Heretiques
3. Domaine du Ray Gascogne
4.Pampaneo Airen

Go to ohnocafe.com to order beer and wine deliveries AND buy yummy breakfast and lunch sandwiches (not for delivery)


Layne Witherell – Wine Maniac!

images Layne has been in the wine business since the 1970’s. In that time, he has tasted many thousands of wines. As an importer, wholesaler, retailer, wine judge, winery CEO, radio talk show host and wine teacher – he has lived it all. He has spent his time in San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; Missoula, Montana; Richmond, Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia and (finally) Portland, Maine.


Layne’s accomplishments include:

  • Great wine list creations! For the wine list he created for the Salishan Lodge and the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon, Layne received a Wine Spectator Grand Award.
  • As a wine journalist he wrote wine columns for The Richmond Times-Dispatch Style Weekly and The Phoenix.
  • He taught short courses on wine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • He taught wine classes to both undergrads and law students at the University of Virginia.
  • He has given guest lectures at the Portland Public Library, Maine; The Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport, Maine and Longfellow Books in Portland Maine. He has also been the keynote speaker at the Country Club of Virginia and 20 Milk St. Portland, Maine.

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 27th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series

Wednesday, October 28th

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Out of the Blue Live Stream Series with Juniper Ginger

Thursday, October 29th

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Out of the Blue Live Stream Series with Jenny Van West

Friday, October 30th

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Tuesday, November 3rd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series

Wednesday, November 4th

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.