Events at the Wine Bar Old Town


Wine & Beer Tastings in Chicago
Join the Plum Market Wine Team for a fun and informative wine tasting event. Anthony Minne and the team will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best beverages available. Reservations are necessary when noted. All tastings commence at 6:30 pm and end at 8:00 pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium WineBar tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. The WineBar is Located in the Lounge of Plum Market Old Town Chicago.


thurs30The Best of California Cabernet | Thursday, November 30 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
It is not a secret that most of us love big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon from California. For this tasting we will taste through the classics favorites of the golden state like Caymus, Frog’s Leap, Montelena, Ridge, Jordan, La Jota, Heitz, along with up and comer producers like Arnot-Roberts and ultimate values like Obsidian Ridge and Grayson. Purchase Tickets Online. 


thurs7Italian Icons Grand Tasting | Thursday, December 7 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
This unique, expansive tasting is a mini ‘Total Italian Experience’, presenting iconic wine styles from leaders in each class. We’ll feature the noble red wines of Piedmont based on the Nebbiolo grape(Burlotto Barolo, Produttori del Barbaresco), Corvina blends from the Veneto (Speri Amarone & Allegrini Valpolicella Ripasso ), Tuscan Sangiovese (Altesino Brunello & Montevertine Toscana), Aglianico from Campania (Mastroberardino Taurasi).  We’ll include Italy’s most famous white wines too, like Pieropan Cru Soave (Veneto), Bucci Verdicchio (Marche), Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino (Campania), Terlan Winkl Sauvignon Blanc (Alto Adige) & sparkling Ca del Bosco Franciacorta (Lombardy), and Bisol Cru Prosecco (Veneto). Experience the essence of classic Italian wines, in one tasting! Purchase Tickets Online.



wed13Pop-Up Cocktail Bar with Maison Ferrand | Wednesday, December 13 | 6:30 to 8pm | $10
Get new cocktail inspirations with Adrienne D. Stoner from Lost Lake, one of Chicago’s most awarded cocktail bars. Adrienne, in partnership with Maison Ferrand, created seasonal cocktails especially crafted for this pop-up bar, including a new take on a classic, the Old Fashioned. Join us after work, learn, and socialize while drinking a sampling of three unique cocktails. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs14Grand Fête de Bourgogne – Best Burgundy You Can Afford | Thursday, December 14| 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Burgundy is often referred to as ‘the holy grail of wine’ – its centuries of tradition have earned it reverence from anyone who has had the “Oh my God,” wine experience. Burgundy is also known as the heartbreak region- its wines can be very expensive and leave you wondering why these subtle, elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnays are so much pricier than their New World counterparts. Lucky for you we too are Burgundy freaks, tirelessly searching for quality wines that over-deliver for the money. Join as we show you our absolute favorite red and white Burgundies under $50. Many of these are the basic ‘Bourgogne’ from top producers such as Leroy, Olivier Leflaive, and Pierre Guillemot. As we will show you, producer can be far more important than appellation! Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs21Champagne Challenge – Who’s the Very Best? | Thursday, December 21 | 6:30 to 8pm | $30
‘Champagne’ is synonymous with ‘Luxury’. While toasting with a glass, we’re usually caught up in the moment of whatever occasion we are celebrating, but we rarely pay much attention to what’s actually in the glass! Plus, the cunning bubbles are a distraction, and in that regard Champagne may be the hardest wine to learn to assess. So, we’re presenting a challenge by pouring the top non-vintage (a.k.a. multi-vintage) Champagnes without telling you what they are! You’ll have the fun of voting on your favorite Champagne of the evening. From big names such as Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon, Ruinart, Charles Heidsieck, Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, and Jacquart to our favorite artisan growers like Chartogne-Taillet, Pierre Peters, Cedric Bouchard, Bérêche & more! The overall winner will be named ‘Plum Market’s Favorite Champagne’ of the season. Purchase Tickets Online.