Events at the WineBar Downtown Detroit

500 Woodward Ave


Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. The Plum Market Wine Team will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best products available. Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. Located in the Lounge of Plum Market Downtown Detroit.



thurs16Post Xmas Steals, $15 and Under | Thursday, January 16 | 5:30 to 7pm | $15
Of course we’re still drinking good wine after the holiday frenzy has died down!  The question is, what to open?  Over the last couple months we’ve been pulling out special (pricey…) bottles with abandon, figuring now’s the time to share, not hoard, The Best.  But truth be told, there are plenty of modest wines that deliver pleasure, complexity, and terroir, too. We’ll showcase authentic steals from around the globe – southern Italy and France are sure to make an appearance, and own Washington State way over-delivers.  We’ll check out second labels (bumped from a winery’s ‘grand vin’), and gems made by cooperative cellars.  Buying the least expensive wine from a great producer is always a safe bet… The best buys of 2019 are still out there, and nothing’s more fun than bumping into a wine that tastes more expensive than it is! Purchase tickets online.

thurs30Heartwarming Zinfandel | Thursday, January 30 | 5:30 to 7pm | $20
There’s some cheerful confusion about Zin’s origins – it’s a black grape known in its native Croatia as Crljenak Kaštelanski (no pronunciation guide!) and in Puglia, Italy’s heel, as Primitivo. But California grows far more Zin than anywhere else, by a long shot. ‘Zinfindal’ was included in a shipment of plants from the East Coast in 1852, and was soon growing in both Napa and Sonoma. Many was the miner during the Gold Rush whose usual drink was Zinfandel. Today, many of Cali’s oldest, most prized vines are Zinfandel (“Century Old”); often in field blends, these produce exceptional wines, especially when grown on hillside sites cool enough for a long growing season. We’ll explore Sonoma Valley & Amador County for sure, but also some of the HIGH-OCTANE Zinfandel blends from across California.  Maybe an Italian Primitivo will even make an appearance! Purchase tickets online. 

thurs6SAKE | Thursday, February 6 | 5:30 to 7pm | $20
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thurs20Mid-Winter Island Wine Vacation | Thursday, February 20 | 5:30 to 7pm | $20
Take your mid-winter break at Plum Market Detroit as we explore wines from islands across the globe!  Many islands are formed from volcanic activity which lends to some amazing soils for wines.  The enormous variety of micro climates from one island to the next is vast and will lead to a fun and broad range of styles.  The islands we can explore include Sicily, Sardinia, the Aegean islands of Greece, New Zealand, Tasmania, and even Madeira.  It will be a tour around the world without the long plane ride and a much cheaper ticket! Purchase tickets online. 

thurs5Spanish Wine 101 | Thursday, March 5 | 5:30 to 7pm | $20
No other European nation offers wider wine diversity within terrific value than Spain. Thanks to persistent, visionary importers, the American wine consumer has begun to recognize Spanish native varietals – Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, Albariño, Verdejo – as stylish alternatives to the usual suspects like Cabernet and Chardonnay. We’ll cover the growing regions of Rías Baixas and Rueda for fresh white wines and Rioja, Campo de Borja, Montsant, Jumilla, and La Mancha for spicy and deep reds.  Join our wine team for a guided tour of these wines of great value. Purchase tickets online.


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