The 2013 Union Fair Wine Pavilion will include spirits from seven Maine distilleries. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste Maine-made spirits and popular cocktails made with these spirits at the fair.

Three years ago Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, in conjunction with the Maine Winery Guild, started the Union Fair Wine Pavilion featuring more than 40 Maine wines that can be purchased as samples or by the glass. This year the Wine Pavilion expands its offering to include Maine-made spirits.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, Keith Bodine from Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery will be in the Wine Pavilion to talk about craft distilling of gin, rum, whiskey, and brandy. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Bruce Olson of Tree Spirits will discuss fruit selection and the path from hobby to Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. On Thursday, Aug. 22, Ned Wight of New England Distilling will discuss the role technology and history play in the art of distilling. Friday, Aug. 23, Bodine will be in the Pavilion answering questions on aspects of fermentation in distillation. Saturday, Aug. 24, Wight owill discuss bringing new ideas to the complex spirits market.