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. The Wine Team 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.




thurs28“Place Over Process” – European Cellars in France & Spain | Thursday, June 28 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Eric Solomon has a touch of genius when it comes to finding wines from France and Spain that speak of the places they are grown. Jon-David Headrick worked closely with Eric, and struck out on his own to further specialize in wines from the “chalk line” of Champagne and the Loire Valley. Both portfolios are now under the European Cellars umbrella. We’ll taste a range of treats from dynamic producers including Jean-Paul and Benoit Droin in Chablis, Clos i Terrasses in Priorat, Michel Gassier in Costières de Nimes, Gramona in Penedès, Aalta in Ribera del Duero, and Puech-Haut in Languedoc. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs12Bastille Day with Kermit Lynch | Thursday, July 12 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Bastille Day, or la Fête Nationale, celebrates the French Revolution which overthrew the monarchy. The Bastille was a fortress in Paris which held political prisoners and a large supply of gunpowder and ammunition. On July 14, 1789, rebels raided the fortress to obtain the ammunition. Fighting continued but the storming of the Bastille was considered to be a turning point in the revolution. Today, there are celebrations all over the world to commemorate this event – we’re marking the occasion (2 days early, on July 12th) with a selection of beautiful French wines from importer Kermit Lynch.  Appropriately, Kermit’s portfolio features “wines of the people”, made by small, family-owned, sustainably farmed properties. We’ll highlight southern France with producers to include Tempier, La Tour Vieille, Trinquevedel, Fontsainte, Leccia, Clos Ste. Magdeleine, and d’Aupilhac. Allons enfants de la patrie, vive la France! Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs19Local Beer Day! | Thursday, July 19 | 6:30 to 8pm | $15
Over the last few years, Chicago and the outlying areas have grown by leaps and bounds in the craft beer market. The quality of local beer now rivals any other region in the country. 3 Floyd’s leads the charge with its highly sought after, heavy hitting beers like Zombie Dust and Alpha King. Lagunitas has transplanted their West Coast style into the city with their new brewery and are appreciated for their extremely hoppy, affordable beers like Hop Stoopid and Maximus IPA. Off Color has only been brewing for a decade but are bringing exciting styles back into the market such as Gose and Farmhouse Ale. Two Brother’s is one of the oldest breweries at a ripe 20 years and displays remarkable consistency. War Pigs is a collaboration between 3 Floyds and traveling beer maniac Mikkeler; they’ve already produced new styles like their New England IPA, Foggy Geezer. Come out and support our great local breweries! Purchase Tickets Online.



thurs26Cool Cats from California: Squire Portfolio | Thursday, July 26 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Are you burned out, or bored, by some of the syrupy, high-alcohol, heavily oaked wines trudging out from our West Coast? If so, there lots of exciting, light-hearted, elegant alternatives to explore! Very good wines of originality and finesse are emerging from the cellars of forward-thinking producers in California, and a small group of them have come together in the portfolio of Squire Wines. These winemakers are all passionate about sourcing grapes from sustainable, singular vineyards throughout California. Join us for an energizing tasting of hip and groovy wines from Ceritas, Gros Ventre (‘Fat Tummy’), Massican, Cruse, Enfield, and Jolie Laide (‘Pretty-Ugly’). From single-vineyard Pinot Noir to Italianate blends to sparkling Valdiguié (what?!), you are sure to be amazed. Be the first on your block to taste these unique beauties, bring your friends! Purchase Tickets Online.